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Hey guys! I had a question about the GK110 chip in Nvidia's new GTX 780. I understand that it is the same chip that is in the TITAN, but I would appreciate if someone could help me understand if we will be seeing significant increases in performance from driver updates. I understand that more mature GPU's such as the GTX 680 that sport the GK104 chip might not see a lot of improvements in the future, but will the GK110? Is the GTX 780 going to be a good option for gaming in the future? The confusion for me lies in that both the GK104 and GK110 are Kepler, so any clarification would be most helpful, thanks!
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The GTX 780 is already a great option for gaming. Unfortunately performance will not increase too much with driver updates because Nvidia actually thinks about their drivers. AMD drivers improve over time because they know just as much about the architecture as we do.

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The GTX 780 is already a great option for gaming. Unfortunately performance will not increase too much with driver updates because Nvidia actually thinks about their drivers. AMD drivers improve over time because they know just as much about the architecture as we do.

Ah ok, thank you for clearing that up. As someone who is just finishing a build, I wonder if this is a good card to get as next-gen games are being released (future-proofing for roughly 2-3 years). Any thoughts on this?
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The 780 should be an awesome card for future proofing (if such a thing exists in this industry).

And no Kepler based card will be getting big overall performance increases with new drivers anymore. The reason for this is that the driver team at Nvidia already knows the architecture so well that they've been able to squeeze most of the performance out of it already. Kepler is basically Fermi with just a couple of small changes so they've had since 2010 to tweak their drivers to fit the architecture.
 
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I understand that it is the same chip that is in the TITAN, but I would appreciate if someone could help me understand if we will be seeing significant increases in performance from driver updates.
Unlikely since Kepler architecture is pretty old now.

Mostly expect increases for new games.
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I remember back in 2010, the HD5970 had a bad debut. Only a couple of months later, the drivers were up to the point I found it worthy to buy. And I saw driver improvements, game profiles and performance boosts right till the day I sold it, two weeks ago.

There's no reason for a GPU like Kepler to be different
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