Just recently, a very interesting peace of information was leaked from notebookreview’s forum, posted by a certain user800. This is actually the user’s first post, and I guess he made a dummy account to post a screenshot of a 3DMark FireStrike Extreme benchmark result, that is rumored to be the benchmark result of the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880 Maxwell graphics card. Check out more details below.
GeForce GTX 880 Benchmark – The real deal or just an epic troll?
The user has digitally erased the name of the GPU, as well as the Time when the benchmark was done. But if you take a closer look at the GPU name, it seems that it’s a GTX 880. Not sure if it’s a GTX 880 Ti though, but I’m sure that it’s not a GPU for a gaming laptop.
According to the leaked screenshot, that particular graphics card scored a total of 6110 points in Fire Strike Extreme, which is significantly faster than a GTX 780 and a GTX 780 Ti. I’ve checked the GTX 880 and GTX 780 benchmark scores and not one reach 6000+ points in normal conditions or stock speeds. If this is legit, then this GTX 880, or whatever GeForce GTX this is, is one fast graphics card!
However this is just rumor, so if this benchmark score is indeed true, expect that the next generation Maxwell graphics cards based on GM204 will be one heck of gaming component that gamers (specially NVIDIA fanboys) would celebrate about.
But if this is just a fabricated benchmark result, I guess the user800 just made an epic trolling and gave us false hopes. I’m also thinking that this could be another TITAN card or it’s a benchmark result of a Dual GPU graphics card.
Nevertheless, it is reported that we will know more about this mystery NVIDIA GeForce GTX card by August, probably during Gamescom. It was also previously reported that the next generation GTX 800 series graphics card will be released sometime in October or November.
So if ever you are planning to buy a GTX 780 or a GTX 780 Ti graphics card right now, I suggest you hold that decision for now, and wait for the next generation to come out.