The consumer launch of a toned down version of Nvidia's latest PC booster could arrive as early as June, with three of the company's highest-endest GeForce graphics cards set to receive an upgrade to a home version of its latest GPU architecture.
According to Hardware Battle, the the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GTX 980 and GTX 970 will all be having their brains swapped for the Pascal variants, which have an "early June" launch date attached to them. The GeForce GTX 980 Ti will be powered by the GP104-400 GPU come June, with the 980 and 970 running the GP104-200 and GP104-150. The current Pascal architecture is led by the the Tesla P100 series, using HBM2 (high bandwidth memory) running at 1.4GHz to be... better, and a Page Migration Engine to allow the processors to manage up to 512TB of virtual memory.
The early June date would allow Nvidia and its partners to show off the hardware at any tech events scheduled for the end of May, such as, for example, COMPUTEX Taipei, which runs from May 31 to June 4, and may well be packed with people with such an exact interest in boards and numbers. [Hardware Battle via PC Gamer]