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[SA] Nvidia will ‘launch’ GK104/Kepler/GTX680 in a week (March 12th)

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Nvidia world iconSo, when is the GK104/GTX680 going to launch? Late last week, Nvidia sent out announcements to a lot of people asking if they could join the company for the launch on March 12th. Since they mentioned the GTX680 by name in the invites, and sites don’t have cards yet, it looks to be about as ‘real’ as recent AMD launches. No pretty pictures of the invite though, it looks like they once again forgot to send SemiAccurate one, but since we published most of the info a month ago, no big deal.S|A

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Interesting.
    
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So The GTX680 is going to launch before the GTX670 Ti?
(I'm confused with pretty much anything regarding Nvidia nomenclature redface.gif)
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I just hope they don't release a card called the GTX 680 now that is only marginally faster than the 7970, only to turn around and release the "real" GTX 680, aka the GTXXX 680 XL OMGSXE card later.
    
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So another change in the launch and the card being launched... ya this is getting old... will wake up when it finally launches
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This is gonna be absolutely crazy when it launches. Seriously. I don't think I've heard of a new card generation that will provide a literal 100% performance increase in all games and applications over the previous generation, that is......aside from the move from the 7000 to the 8000 series.

GK104 is gonna be sick. I tell you, this is an amazing achievement. We've got AMD, who cares about performance per watt, and then there's Nvidia who's like this:

Nvidia: "Okay, so we're going with a forty percent die shrink from current gen and tripling the shaders."

Us: "You can't do that. literally."

Nvidia: "Yes we can."

Us: "That's dumb... you can't possibly manage such a feat..."

Nvidia: *Makes GK104*

Us: Mind = Blown

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All these name changes are giving me a headache. Is this supposed to be the gtx580 successor or is that the gtx780?
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I was under the impression semiaccurate wasn't considered news?

On a side note, I cannot wait for these to come out, more people will be selling their 480's then so I can scoop them all up biggrin.gif
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This is gonna be absolutely crazy when it launches. Seriously. I don't think I've heard of a new card generation that will provide a literal 100% performance increase in all games and applications over the previous generation

Your expectations and assumptions are way blown out of proportion. There hasn't be a doubling in performance in the past and this won't be one, either. If that's seriously what you expect, prepare to be severely let down. A GTX680 won't launch in a week and it won't be double the gaming performance of a GTX580. Quote me and make me eat my words if I'm wrong because there's not a chance in ......tongue.gif
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This is gonna be absolutely crazy when it launches. Seriously. I don't think I've heard of a new card generation that will provide a literal 100% performance increase in all games and applications over the previous generation, that is......aside from the move from the 7000 to the 8000 series.
GK104 is gonna be sick. I tell you, this is an amazing achievement. We've got AMD, who cares about performance per watt, and then there's Nvidia who's like this:
Nvidia: "Okay, so we're going with a forty percent die shrink from current gen and tripling the shaders."
Us: "You can't do that. literally."
Nvidia: "Yes we can."
Us: "That's dumb... you can't possibly manage such a feat..."
Nvidia: *Makes GK104*
Us: Mind = Blown
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Wow, you and Huang need to get a room. There's no proof that GK104 is even supposed to compete in the same price/performance bracket as the 7970, let alone perform twice as well as a 580. I would love for it to, but you might be in for a severe letdown when GK104 wrestles with the 7850 and 7870.
    
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