Originally Posted by marsey99
yes i do, wasnt it the 3rd card in the 5k line up where the 59
70 was the top tier card much like how the 6990 was and the current 7970 is, maybe amd have left room for a 7990 for if/when they do a dual gpu card this time too?
the nv codes do indicate that it is a mid ranged core and thos pics floating around do look more like a higher mid ranged card than a top tier card to me too but none of that really matters, what will is price. if it is a mid ranged card then they will have budgeted for it on mid ranged sales prices which means even if they launch at high end rrp they can afford to drop them as fast as amd drop theirs.
i would be interested to see what amd did if nvidia do release it at a mid ranged price point, think how many would jump out of windows if the 680 comes out with 7900 performance for 7800 price :lol:
I'm talking from a strict single core nomeclature that AMD adopted. Their SINGLE core top card was the x870 for the longest time with either a "x2" or x970 (as in the 5970) signifying their dual GPU card, then along came the 6870 and everyone went
because they decided to throw a wrench in the gears and screw with their naming scheme and release the 6970, a single die card a few months later.
I'm just trying to say that naming schemes don't mean anything past a way to relate to a single card. If they're telling us the GK104 is their 680 who are we to say "but,but,but, the GF104 was a GTX 460 chip!, waaaaaaaaaah". They can do whatever they want with their naming scheme and it honestly doesn't matter much to the consumer as long as the product performs as expected. They could name the new chip GK1337 if they really wanted to and we would have nothing at all to base the reference on.
I think that everyone is getting way to jumpy over a card that may or may not be the new king. We won't know until it releases.