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This wasn't Nvidia spin. It was news based on first hand experience with Kepler from a very AMD biased source.

Charlie said on the SA forum that the info comes from one of his sources. So you're incorrect.

So apparently its not first hand experience. Either way NV did this same crap for Fermi and i'd be surprised if they weren't spinning the internet BS machine once again to fight dirty. If kepler is all that i'll definitely buy it. But I don't buy all of these rumors, especially coming from Charlie. Just last week the rumor was that gk104 would be = 7970, and now charlie says its better, one rumor says july release, another says may, whatever. Don't believe it until a reviewer has it in their hand.
Edited by xoleras - 1/21/12 at 9:04pm
post #122 of 165
a 660 faster than a 7970 they must be on something seriously. that will make prices all over the place
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Did I miss something..?

.. is it going to be 600 or 700 series?

I can't figure out if I'm going to be buying SLI 680s or 780s.

Hmm.. maybe even a 690 or 790.

Are we skipping the 6s or what.. what's up.
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You are right that is getting annoying. Hows about we start calling them just the next gen Nvidia cards or stick with Kepler. The numbers aren't even known other than GK10X
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Well I only see mention of Nvidia "wanting" the performance to be close, if not similar to the 7900 series (no mention of 7970 or estimated 7950 performance, heck, it can do worse than both from that statement). I'm guessing they're aiming for GTX 580 performance with that assumption. It's pretty vague if you ask me. From that description, I don't think it will beat the 7970, but if it's priced well, it can do to it what the 4870 did to the GTX 280. 200-300 dollars for GTX 580 performance would be phenomenal if you ask me. It would be a sweet card whose price is more likely to revolve around the 7950's price instead of the 7970's.
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post #126 of 165
People are starting to get territorial. I would take these rumors with a grain of salt, but at the same time i wouldn't dismiss them as well. If these claims are true it means Nvidia will once again break away from AMD in terms of performance. Unfortunately this will bring us back to the mid 2000s era where GPU's were considerably more expensive than they were now. If then end up being false, NVIDIA will probably try to be competitive at a lower price point. as someone with a little disposable income i personally would like these numbers to be true
Edited by dantoddd - 1/21/12 at 10:34pm
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Either way, the 500 series prices will go down, as someone with no fixed income (as of this post) I'm gold either way.
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post #128 of 165
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This wasn't Nvidia spin. It was news based on first hand experience with Kepler from a very AMD biased source.

how can you know they had first hand experience with kepler?
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So it says mid range Nvidia card (x60) will challenge HD79xx? That's all right? So, HD7930 anyone? tongue.gif
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Is it really that hard to believe? The source is just messing with people's understanding of mid range and high end. For all we know this "Mid range" GTX 660 Ti could be priced at $350 with the GTX 770 at $450 and GTX 680 at $600.

It's all words for the time being. Until we know how much said card will cost numbers don't really mean much. Naming schemes and definitions like mid range change all the time.
 
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