Originally Posted by Homeles
Also, you are completely off on the Nvidia side of things.
I actually wouldnt rule it out what he said (about nVidia).
Fact is (and we all know that), that within the Kepler architecture, GK104 is merely a fragment of whats possible (Tesla GK110 just proves this).
Assuming the 7000 series would have been an absolute GK104 killer performance-wise, I wouldn't rule out the possiblity that we might have seen something different for the initial Kepler launch (i.e. GK100 or GK110) if nVidia really had
to, but they actually didn't.
It's not unusual for a manufacturer to hold on to something and instead release something more competitor oriented first. People buy twice -> more profit. (iPhone 4S is a good example
)Edited by toX0rz - 11/15/12 at 5:22am