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I don't think the per watt performance increase will directly translate to the absolute performance increase. They will probably focus on lowering the wattage on the top end.
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I don't think the per watt performance increase will directly translate to the absolute performance increase. They will probably focus on lowering the wattage on the top end.
I hope they don't, and I doubt they will.

Increased performance almost always > Just less power consumption

I'm just making numbers up here, but a card that will be twice as fast as the GTX 595 while drawing similar power to the GTX 580 will sell a lot more than a card that was say 15% faster than the 595 but only drew 100W of power.
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As I have just upgraded from 9800gt to gtx 580 so buying a Kepler for 600 to 700 dollars and with a raising dollar it will be to much for me. But there are probably not software to use the speed unless you want 3D. The exception is GTA 4 with enb + better city textures and gtx 580@900mhz probably will give 30 fps. I think a better monitor will give better flow, as I saw that when I had it connected to my TV. Due to my health I need to lay down so I need a monitor sat up in front of my head. But it is probably better to wait for a better versions of Kepler so one should think 2012 and 2014 for maxwell.
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I hope they don't, and I doubt they will.

Increased performance almost always > Just less power consumption

I'm just making numbers up here, but a card that will be twice as fast as the GTX 595 while drawing similar power to the GTX 580 will sell a lot more than a card that was say 15% faster than the 595 but only drew 100W of power.
It also depends on price, the flagships are good at attracting positive publicity but honestly I don't think products like the 580 make nvidia a lot of money due to the low volume sold. OEM products and products like the 450 and 460 probably are making the most money.
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Wait till 2060 and buy *insert random name* that will be XXXX times faster
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It also depends on price, the flagships are good at attracting positive publicity but honestly I don't think products like the 580 make nvidia a lot of money due to the low volume sold. OEM products and products like the 450 and 460 probably are making the most money.
Definitely a true statement, but this is OCN and we all want the best, in tri-SLI no doubt
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Kepler is supposed to have virtual memory, does that mean it has SSD type memory on board or do you need to add a SSD? The first cards will probably have too small SSD or slow connection!
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I think GTX 595 is just like Sandybridge
A fluke! They just put together their last inventory of GTX 580 that didn´t sell too well and make a Dual Card

Sandybridge is the same principal...you don´t get a new stock overall performance the only advantage is its further overclocking ability

Just wait for Kepler
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I think GTX 595 is just like Sandybridge
A fluke! They just put together their last inventory of GTX 580 that didn´t sell too well and make a Dual Card

Sandybridge is the same principal...you don´t get a new stock overall performance the only advantage is its further overclocking ability

Just wait for Kepler
It's like special edition cars, often at the end of a model's life they will try and drum up the last bit of sales by offering special editions and the like. But I think the dual Fermi is different, it requires a lot more engineering and testing than just slapping two cores together and calling it a day.
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