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Uhh, yeah, and Kepler is right around the corner...
Not to shoot down your argument, but....

really? Kepler is coming out?

Everyone wants to speculate on future product, but frankly no one knows when it is coming out, nor do they know if there's going to be implementation issues with the 28nm process. Do remember NVIDIA gambled (and lost big) with Fermi on 40nm.

NVIDIA's strategy has always been to go big and scale down accordingly. Great if you have a mature process, not so great if you run into yield and manufacturing issues. AMD's strategy (midrange product, then populate stack up or down) is less risky but at the expense of outright performance (out of the gate).
    
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This is new, and is also available on the N580GTX Lightning (1.5GB), R6970 Lightning, and N560GTX-Ti Hawk.

The diodes are on the board, the temps can be monitored with the latest beta version of Afterburner.
Nice, need to update AB! Thanks for the heads up

There it is:

Edited by theonedub - 6/5/11 at 11:36am
 
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Kepler is coming out?.
Yes, Kepler is coming out.

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=191021
    
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post #34 of 55
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Not to shoot down your argument, but....

really? Kepler is coming out?

Everyone wants to speculate on future product, but frankly no one knows when it is coming out, nor do they know if there's going to be implementation issues with the 28nm process. Do remember NVIDIA gambled (and lost big) with Fermi on 40nm.

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This is one of my reasons for not waiting. I keep hearing that it's coming out but no new info for like 9 months now, so I can't just keep waiting. I need the horsepower now and I can afford it. And MSI has put together a fantastic card. Just wish it was alittle cheaper. Roughly 100 bucks over the 1.5gb model seems like an excessive difference. But I'll still be getting em.

Since these are top cards though, I should be able to sell them decently when the 680's come out when they do. Also this is a limited edition card right? How limited? Just curious if I should snag them as soon as I can when I see them listed on Newegg/Amazon.
post #35 of 55
This confirms my thoughts on the usefulness of a 580 3GB @ 2560x1600 resolution despite this thread 90% of people voting for the 3GB:
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1009...600-1-5gb.html
I'm glad I didn't buy a 3GB 580 now and instead got a card with an accelero xtreme plus cooler. Even in the games where you really jacked up the AA you wouldn't be able to run that on a single card anyways 3GB or not.
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Nice a 3gb card! this will own in multi screen setups
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post #37 of 55
This way u can know if your pumping too much voltage in the card or not . Hope this feature stays.
Alex what do you think if msi implemented this particular feature in all of its non-reference cards and reference?!?! i.e. TFII, PE, Cyclone..etc? I see alot of profit ...
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post #38 of 55
Amazon and Newegg still haven't listed it. I'm getting so anxious.


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HAHAHAHHHAHAH Q2 2011?

GF1x9????

If people want to play the waiting game, go for it. You'll just be at the mercy of NVIDIA.
    
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Amazon and Newegg still haven't listed it. I'm getting so anxious.


Yeah I'm waiting to see what the price will be on Amazon and the Egg. I have seen $625 on one site but I'd like to see it for less than $600.
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