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[TPU] Did NVIDIA Originally Intend to Call GTX 680 as GTX 670 Ti?

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Although it doesn't matter anymore, there are several bits of evidence supporting the theory that NVIDIA originally intended for its GK104-based performance graphics card to be named "GeForce GTX 670 Ti", before deciding to go with "GeForce GTX 680" towards the end. With the advent of 2012, we've had our industry sources refer to the part as "GTX 670 Ti".

What's in the name? Well for one, naming it "GTX 680" instead of "GTX 670 Ti", releases pressure off NVIDIA to introduce a part based on its "big chip" based on the GeForce Kepler architecture (GK1x0). It could also save NVIDIA tons of R&D costs for its GTX 700 series, because it can brand GK1x0 in the GTX 700 series, and invest relatively less, on a dual-GK104 graphics card to ward off the threat of Radeon HD 7990 "New Zealand", and save (read: sandbag) GK1x0 for AMD's next-generation Sea Islands family based on "Enhanced Graphics CoreNext" architecture, slated for later this year, if all goes well. Is it a case of mistaken identity? Overanalysis on our part? Or is there something they don't want you to know™?

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Knew this wasnt the true 680... thumb.gif
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Haven't we known this for a long time?
    
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Sounds about right. Even though it gets the job done it's not like Nvidia to limit their flagship card with a 256-bit memory bus. We all know this card is based on a die shrunk GK114 (GTX 460) so it makes sense that they had planned on it not being the flagship card.
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I just don't see how this is relevant information. People keep pointing out how Nvidia could have put out another large die card like AMD couldn't do the same thing. The 680 is slightly more efficient then the 7970 but relative to past cards the 7970 is still not a big die.
    
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Originally Posted by jtom320 View Post

Haven't we known this for a long time?

Yes indeed we have, it's well known that GK104 started life as a midrange product.
 
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Told everyone it was the midrange card! Release the beast PLEASE!!!!
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GTX(X70) Always has faced HDX970). GTX260 vs HD 4870 until this day. Nothing new here. Its just that now we are paying $150 More.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

GTX(X70) Always has faced HDX970). GTX260 vs HD 4870 until this day. Nothing new here. Its just that now we are paying $150 More.

Yes this is very true. If people remember AMD specifically stated they were no longer going for the performance crown and people who required huge performance amounts should use Crossfire.

As Zealot pointed out the only difference now is everyone is selling them high now.
    
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GTX(X70) Always has faced HDX970). GTX260 vs HD 4870 until this day. Nothing new here. Its just that now we are paying $150 More.

Nope your payin 150 more nividia fans only payin 100 more lol thumb.gif
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