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[Softpedia]Mid-Range NVIDIA Kepler to Challenge AMD 7900 High-End Cards

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GTX 660 equal or faster than 7970.... thumb.gif
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NVIDIA may be trying to make up for how underwhelming the GeForce 400 series of graphics cards were, or at least this is what a certain leak implies.

A report has revealed the alleged performance numbers, or some of them, of the NVIDIA GK104 GPU (graphics processing unit).

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Here are the specs for GK-104 which was leaked
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We just ran across news that a site in China called inpai.com.cn has leaked what they are believe are the final specifications of NVIDIA’s upcoming Kepler based GK-104 GPU. This is big news for NVIDIA fans as it will be the companies first 28nm GPU and features a number of architecture changes. According to the site, the NVIDIA GK-104 GPU is going to feature 2GB of GDDR5 memory on a 256-bit memory bus with a TDP of 225W. .

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Edited by Cloudfire777 - 1/21/12 at 3:57am
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^ Of course it'll be faster. The 7970 isn't much faster than a GTX 580.
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Grab your salt spoons people the rumors have arrived.
    
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So are they talking about a 680 release next month? How can that be right? There has been almost no spec leaks or any talk from nvidia regarding this
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Pretty much a repost of the S | A article.
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This seems more like the performance jump that was originally expected from the new generation of cards. This sounds amazing biggrin.gif
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Why?

AMD clocked the 7970 series pretty conservatively, presumably to keep it within 20-30% of the 580.

Why would NVIDIA released a mid-range part that is faster than their last-gen flagship and the competition's flagship? It would mess around with pricing of the (expensive-to-produce) old generation and have problematic consequences for competition. It would reduce margins for all players.

Unless of course the 760 Ti is $500-600 and the 780 is even more expensive.
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If this is true, then AMD really is scared to death and throwing out the 8000 series cards ASAP.

I heart.gif NVIDIA.
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So are they talking about a 680 release next month? How can that be right? There has been almost no spec leaks or any talk from nvidia regarding this

What I got from statements given by Nvidia is that this is exactly their goal, they want no paper launch. From my understanding, they see it as: "You'll know once it hits the shelves".
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If this holds true, I'm going to be all over that GTX 680.
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