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post #21 of 49
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Originally Posted by CloudCR;11989831 
Based on how long it took them to release fermi (and make it decent) If you're gonna wait for kepler... have a seat

Fermi was always decent from day 1, the 570 and 580s have better performance per watt but aren't any cooler (they may dissipate the heat better) and use just as much power.

That said you should buy the current generation card if you can afford it, there is always something better and newer on the horizon and waiting forever means you never get anything.
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post #22 of 49
I'm all sorts of excited for Kepler (Wasn't even aware of it until just now)

I'm still rocking a GTX 275 but look to upgrade next Fall. I was thinking of a 570 but I bet the Kepler cards will be rather stellar and provide a hefty boost compared to my GTX 275.

Oh the constant march of technology and science <3
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post #23 of 49
Kepler will be out in Q4 just like Ivy Bridge. Perfect time for a complete new build. If you want a gpu, just get one now. There most likely won't be a dual gpu fermi that's worth a crap when you can just get 2 more powerful single gpu fermi cards and sli them for a similar price.
 
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post #24 of 49
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Kepler will be out in Q4 just like Ivy Bridge. Perfect time for a complete new build. If you want a gpu, just get one now. There most likely won't be a dual gpu fermi that's worth a crap when you can just get 2 more powerful single gpu fermi cards and sli them for a similar price.
What about two GTX 595's in "quad sli"?
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post #25 of 49
2x Single cards... have always been faster then the Dual PCB cards....

and i have never been a big fan of Quad SLI

Also Dual PCB card are very hard to have Aftermarket cooling
post #26 of 49
Kepler is supposed to be be 4 times the GFLOPS per watt, but if it uses 4 times less power, then it won't be any faster.
post #27 of 49
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Originally Posted by Kung Pow View Post
Kepler will be released in 2.Quartal 2011!

Should we wait for Kepler that is according to Nvidia going to be 3 times more powerful than fermi?
Or just go with the GTX 595 Dual Fermi as Kepler will stand no chance against it?
NONONO

its not going to be 3 times more powerful then fermi

its going to be 3-4 more times better at power consumption per GPU power

so a card as strong as GTX580 on kepler will take about 80-100W


and it wont be released on Q2 its going to be released on the end of Q3 or start of Q4 or Q1 2012... most likely in the middle of Q4 and not end of Q3...
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I'd go by that what you have now are you over due, buy the best you can get now and then only upgrade every 2-3yrs that's what I've always done and it seem's to work pretty good then you have time to save up and gives you plenty of time to get your monnies worth, LOL
Best strategy for your wallet and your sanity.
post #29 of 49
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I am currently running my GTX 295 oced.
And you are all right ...Kepler´s purpose is going to be to perform 3 to 4 times faster than fermi compared to power consumption.

I hope that this doesn´t necessarily mean that it will also perform at least 1 x faster than the GTX 595 in games.Cause we don´t wanna buy a card this expensive that is beaten by another card released only 4 months later.

I hope it will be the same case like AMD 5970 ...the thing is stone old and overrun with new generations...still nothing has fu*ked it yet

So I hope that the dual fermi card will destroy Kepler anyways.
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post #30 of 49
I'm wondering the same thing. Should I get the 595? AMD's 6990? Wait some more for Kepler????

All this waiting for a stupid video card

Some of you guys are right, there's always something around the corner, so I might as well never buy anything lol.

What would you guys do, keep my 280 for another year and get kepler? Or buy stuff now or in the next 2 months?
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