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The GTX 680 should be AT LEAST 20% better than HD7970.
If it doesn't want to fail, that is rolleyes.gif
Nvidia does not want a launch where their top-of-the-line card doesn't beat AMDs card when they launch two months later. The GTX 480 was only 5-10% faster than a 5870 at launch, and that launch was considered a total failure. Nvidia does not want that situation to repeat itself, and to do a better launch they need more performance.
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post #32 of 120
For all you know, its a plot to keep people from jumping ship to AMD right away. Its a cat and mouse game.
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Yeah chiphell is so reliable, that all of the slides showing a november '11 release date for kepler turned out to be true rolleyes.gif
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as long as the flagship Kepler part is a monster GPU, I won't mind if nVidia keeps stock clockrates low enough to where stock performance isn't much better than a 7970 in order to meet restrictive TDPs, thus leaving it up to us endusers to overclock the crap out of it and get absolute monster performance
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If this is true then im guessing that Invidia's partners demanded a 28nm product, so Invidia Decided to release the 6xx series for the masses instead of just OEM like planned for fear of their partners (That only dealt with Invidia) heading over towards AMD.
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post #36 of 120
typical nvidia. spreading rumors so people won't buy the amd 7 series cards. we're not idiots nvidia lol
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If this is true then im guessing that Invidia's partners demanded a 28nm product, so Invidia Decided to release the 6xx series for the masses instead of just OEM like planned for fear of their partners (That only dealt with Invidia) heading over towards AMD.

Baaaaahaaaahaha rolleyes.gifrolleyes.gif
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I guess my 6970 will have to do until the 8XXX or 7XX series comes out, not like im complaining, there are pretty much no games out right now that i cant run on high-highest.
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If this rumor was accurate, I gotta think the February launch would be a 'Paper' launch with almost no real quantities available for a month or two. Still a good move for Nvidia, if they can get positive performance numbers and reviews out there, then some people will hold off buying a 7970.
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post #40 of 120
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If this rumor was accurate, I gotta think the February launch would be a 'Paper' launch with almost no real quantities available for a month or two. Still a good move for Nvidia, if they can get positive performance numbers and reviews out there, then some people will hold off buying a 7970.

If so, I would see it like a GTX 480 launch with the best performance numbers (vs AMD 5870) but not all the CUDA cores and being a nuclear power plant...
I would definitely wait for the real Keplar to be released as this would be something like an immature counter-measure...
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