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Does any one know when these will be released? I'm hoping they will release before BF3 does, that way, still hoping on this too, that the price drops on the 5xx series cards so building my new rig for BF3 mid-high-ish settings will be cheaper XP
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ALmost 0% chance on Kepler being released by late October. If I had to guess I'd say it'll be first or second quarter next year....
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My estimate: Q4 2011 - Q1 2012, not in time for Battlefield 3.

My suggestion would be to pick up two used GTX 580's right before release and then you will be set for BF3.. You will also get Kepler level performance then also, but not efficiency unfortunately.

Of course if you aren't looking for Kepler level performance, one GTX 580 should be enough for BF3.
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Hahahaha... Me... with 580's... In my dreams man xD well depending on how much a used one costs I may be able to afford one used one as of now, but I have to build a whole new rig as you can tell by looking below, so two is a little high priced for me. I was just thinking about a 560Ti or 6950, saw on some reviews that the 560Ti has a slight edge on most games except AVP. But perhaps a used 580 is the way to go?
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Probably no later than march, but no earlier than very late november
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Is that a legitimate CPU in your sigrig?

Pretty much, don't bother upgrading your GPU until you get a new CPU... Any 5xx/4xx/28x video card will bottleneck like crazy on that setup and be a worthless upgrade.

The GTX 570 gets 90% the performance of the GTX 580, so if you get a good 570 like the Asus DCII, MSI TFIII, or Palit SP, you can overclock them really well and reach or surpass 580 like performance for $150 less.

A GTX 560 Ti is highly unlikely to max BF3 even if it's overclocked as high as it can go.

As far as used cards and usual selling prices that will likely max BF3:

Used GTX 580: ~$425
Used GTX 570: ~$275
Used GTX 480: ~$225

480 prices have really taken a slash in the past 6 months.. A new one only costs $300 right now and they perform the same as a 570.
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Here is a thread about two weeks back last post called "Kepler". If it's like the last series it starts to trickle out just before Christmas and through the end of March with the entire line.

However it may be delayed as it's not just a revision of a second run at an already exisiting architecture. It's a new 28nm fabrication and may be delayed and not in time for Christmas. Hopefully if it's not ready they don't push it out and let us be the guinea pigs.

A lot of people are contemplating, do I upgrade now or wait? Answer depends on if your doing ok with what your running and or can wait?
     
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Remember Fermi's release? Yeah, it got delayed for like 5-6 months.
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Is that a legitimate CPU in your sigrig?

Pretty much, don't bother upgrading your GPU until you get a new CPU... Any 5xx/4xx/28x video card will bottleneck like crazy on that setup and be a worthless upgrade.

The GTX 570 gets 90% the performance of the GTX 580, so if you get a good 570 like the Asus DCII, MSI TFIII, or Palit SP, you can overclock them really well and reach or surpass 580 like performance for $150 less.

A GTX 560 Ti is highly unlikely to max BF3 even if it's overclocked as high as it can go.
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Trust me, I know this rig is almost worthless XP that's why in my other post I did mention I am building an entirely new rig XP And yes, lol, that is my CPU. I bet people have GPU's at higher clocks than it is at.

Where in the world can I find a 570 for less than $150 or at $150?!?! And preferably one that will not explode, as I have heard horror stories that they do tend to do so :O

EDIT: Oh lmao, "$150 less"
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