Originally Posted by jrbroad77
Perhaps 45% faster isn't quite right, maybe 35%. The GTX 680 will have 6B transistors - double the 580, 33% more than the 7970. It's just as nonsensical to think the 680 won't be well over 50% faster than the 580.
Add in the possibility that it may have integrated Physx which some of those transistors may be feeding.
It's really all up in the air, even the adopted theory that they will be using the 6XX template. I read an article 4 or 5 months ago from the horses mouth stating that they would be using the 6XX series as a laptop skew.
It's funny how NV hasn't come out and extinguished some of the fud floating around. It's most likely beneficial for them to keep the uncertainty and angst high which might be helping stop people from pulling the trigger on a 79XX.
And it's just nice publicity.Edited by pengs - 2/5/12 at 2:43pm