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Seen this coming.
    
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it better not be the same price as a 680. IT BETTER BE 670 price. Even then... ~15% for a refresh...

I think it's going to be 400$, according to rumors. So about the same price as the existing 670. The big question is what the 780 price will be. IMO it should not be priced a CENT higher than 550$ if it's 10-15% faster than the 680. Preferably the same price, actually - 500$.
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wasn't the announced theoretical max for GDDR5 is 7 GHz? wow great manufacturing job Nvidia!
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I think it's going to be 400$, according to rumors. So about the same price as the existing 670. The big question is what the 780 price will be. IMO it should not be priced a CENT higher than 550$ if it's 10-15% faster than the 680. Preferably the same price, actually - 500$.

It's going to take some serious cutting and disabling parts to get a GK110 to perform only 10% better than a 680.

I'm going to say that it'll be closer to 25% faster than a 680 and around $650
 
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It's going to take some serious cutting and disabling parts to get a GK110 to perform only 10% better than a 680.

I'm going to say that it'll be closer to 25% faster than a 680 and around $650

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yeah GK 110 with 13smx, or say 12 will still be atleast 20 % faster and that gap will increase since the memory bus width will be wider
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It's going to take some serious cutting and disabling parts to get a GK110 to perform only 10% better than a 680.

I'm going to say that it'll be closer to 25% faster than a 680 and around $650

Well that would be completely terrible. GTX 580 was 15% faster than the 480 and was the same price. 680 was 30% faster than the 580, had more VRAM and was 500$, the same price as the 580.. Now you're talking 20% more for 650$? Let me be the first to say, F that. That would be complete price gouging IMO.
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In case some 680 owner feels daring here's what you need to do in order to flash, and also instructions on how to fix the flash in case it goes bad:

BIOS flashing guide and fixes for broken flashes (Click to show)
QUICK BIOS FLASHING GUIDE:

I will not take any responsibility for damages caused by flashing the BIOS. Use the guide and the BIOS files at your own risk, this will void your warranty.

What you need: GPU-Z, Nvflash

The following guide is for single GPUs. If you wish to flash multiple cards please do so one at a time or see the Nvflash readme for further instructions on how to use the commands to properly flash multiple card systems. Don't type in the bracket but type in the info in the brackets. The commands are case sensitive and you need to include the spaces, please be accurate.

  1. Backup your old BIOS (GPU-Z, BIOS version field, button on the right allows you to save the current bios). Keep the old bios in the event that something happens during the flash.
  2. Download the new BIOS you'll be flashing to, it should be a .rom file, otherwise the flash will not work.
  3. Browse to your Nvflash folder
  4. Transfer the new BIOS file into the Nvflash folder
  5. Close all unnecessary programs
  6. Shift + right-click the Nvflash folder
  7. choose the open in command line option
  8. Type in the command: Nvflash --protectoff (case sensitive, please be accurate)
  9. Type in the command: Nvflash -4 -5 -6 [yourbiosnamehere].rom
  10. If the flash is a cross vendor one you might have to type in y a couple of times when asked to
  11. Nvflash will work for a while and close the 2nd command prompt after finishing
  12. Reboot
  13. Your card should now be flashed, test with Precision X or afterburner to see if the BIOS is stable for you
  14. Some flashes might need driver reinstalls afterwards, don't be alarmed, just install the drivers as usual

If the flash goes wrong


  1. Shut down your system
  2. Take out the GPU
  3. Install a 2nd PCI-E GPU in the first slot (preferably Nvidia)
  4. Install the Titan to the 2nd PCI-E slot
  5. You should now have 2 cards in your system
  6. Plug in all the power connectors and other needed connectors
  7. Plug in your primary monitor cable to the card in the 1st slot (not Titan)
  8. Start up the computer
  9. Boot into windows
  10. Browse to the Nvflash folder
  11. Remove the earlier BIOS file and transfer your original BIOS (.rom file!) there
  12. Close all unnecessary programs
  13. Shift + right-click the Nvflash folder
  14. Choose the open in command line option
  15. Type in the command: Nvflash --protectoff
  16. At this point Nvflash will open up a new command prompt and display what cards you have in your system
  17. Select the card you wish to fix (usually done by typing in 0, 1, 2 etc.)
  18. The command prompt will close
  19. Type in the command: Nvflash -4 -5 -6 -i[yourcardsnumberhere] [yourbiosnamehere].rom
  20. If the flash is cross vendor you might have to type in y a couple of times when asked to
  21. Nvflash will now take a while to update the BIOS on the broken card
  22. After it's done shut down your computer
  23. remove the cards from the computer
  24. Put the fixed Titan in
  25. Boot to windows and see if everything is back to normal
 
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Not really. AMD still has no answer for it so Nvidia is free to price it at whatever they want. The real question is how much faster it will be than a 7970GE and if AMD might not boost clocks again just to shore things up til the 9970 comes later this year...
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And then nvidia comes in and puts some artificial block to prevent this.
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