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Doesn't this makes everyone happy? what I have in my mind is I can get performance at least 10-15% lower to 7970 but with price half of it. So I'm totally support for this and hoping it come true.
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Doesn't this makes everyone happy? what I have in my mind is I can get performance at least 10-15% lower to 7970 but with price half of it. So I'm totally support for this and hoping it come true.

Cause Fanboys.
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Doesn't this makes everyone happy? what I have in my mind is I can get performance at least 10-15% lower to 7970 but with price half of it. So I'm totally support for this and hoping it come true.

We have no idea what the pricing is going to be. I'd guess it's going to go head to head against the 7950, so it'd be around $400. I highly doubt the pricing on the 79xx cards are going to stay the same when Nvidia's in the picture though.

I'm still not reading this article as "the new mid range card ties with AMD's high end card!!!!" It says it'll compete with 79xx, and given that the 560 Ti = the 6950 more or less, the mid range cards from Nvidia were already competing with AMD's high end. So there's nothing special here... Nvidia's simply going to be on roughly the same level with AMD as they were with their last generation.
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pretty much how its always been.
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GTX680 will probably cost $700
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I was re-reading the 7970 info, I forgot it was based on 28nmHPL and Nvidia will base their GPU's on full 28nm HP process so it should be faster. However, AMD gets sales now, then more when they move to 28nmHP also. So the 7970 is a low power interim card while 28nm process is refined. I wonder if that is why people are also having issues with over volting cards?

So we have
28nm LP = low power
28nm HPL = High performance low power
28nm HP = High power

This June 2011 article was interesting, so many things right now that we have the info
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When started, two naturally want to use the 28nm HKMG HP high performance versions, but unfortunately, TSMC is hard work, this technology is still very immature, essentially until 2012 to be ready in the first quarter. AMD are clearly cannot wait that long, then switch to another version: 28nm HKMG HPL.

I have read other articles saying nvidia was sticking with 28nm HP. It looks like we could be in for some nice cards coming from both companies.
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I don't know why, but I don't think the GTX 660 will perform THAT good. I'd be happy if it would perform like an HD 6950, but with lower TDP.
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I don't know why, but I don't think the GTX 660 will perform THAT good. I'd be happy if it would perform like an HD 6950, but with lower TDP.

560ti performs like 6950. 660 equal to 580 seems bout right...
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Ive seen reviews with 560ti perform better than 6970 - 570 as well, with OC. There is no point at all for Nvidia, to make a 660 less powerful. Sounds silly.


Thats what I am expecting! 660's, no point for something bigger than that. To be more honest, I prefer the GK104 chipset, that it gets a 384bit gddr5 memory, instead of 256 bit. (Which card is this?). Or I will choose 660's if they make a special edition release with 320bit memory like the 560 ti versions. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_560_Ti_448_Cores/

I need 2 for sli, so maybe yes, 2x660 at 320bit gddr5 memory (2 gigs each, or 2.5), would be perfect!
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