Originally Posted by TickleMeElmo
I think the top end Kepler card will be about as powerful as the GTX590 with about a 250W TDP. I am basing this off the fact that the GTX480 ~ GTX295 -20W
You shouldnÂ´t compare the performance of a dual card to a single one.
We all have to understand that Kepler isnÂ´t just a new release.
Nvidia is taking us towards completely new dimensions.
Less TDP is only one factor of Kepler.
More importantly is the fewer heat development at high performing processes like gaming.
28nm is said to be 3 times more efficient in its power per watt ratio than Fermi
Could be a 460 or a 580 nobody knows
But I believe the new architecture is going to be an innovation to the whole scene.
And I also strongly believe it will be released in 2011 summer .
There have been a lot of rumors about a prototype being shipped to various manufacturers for testing.
Also a lot of people seem to have reason to believe that new PCI-E technology will be used and required for Kepler.