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5xx series just fill in series until kepler?

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It seems to me that the 5xx series was just a "filler". Just something to fill in the gaps between the 4xx series and kepler (probably 6xx series). Would you agree? I was pretty surprised when the 580 released it seemed so fast, and it wasn't really a huge jump from the 480. Can we expect a big jump though with the 6xx series?
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5xx was made to alleviate the initial heat and noise issues with the 4xx. As tech naturally progresses the speed gets boosted too.
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The 500 series is what the 400 series should have been.
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lol @ GTX465, so much fail........
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Keplar seems a while away though
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To be honest, the question isn't "can we expect more from the <hardware side of things from both green and red>" as much as it is, "can we expect developers and publishers to want to take advantage of the hardware that's progressing far beyond the software that can actually utilize that hardware?"

I do expect a significant performance leap with the next generation of DX11 cards (after all, what we've seen so far are basically the initial foray into DX11 hardware from both sides), however, software in its current state barely, and i mean barely, touches the tip of what this generation's hardware is capable of.

There just aren't many titles that fully take advantage of the hardware we currently have, and until this era of console-port-itis dies down and developers dig in and take the time to create some truly graphically impressive and immersive games, the significant leap in graphics hardware we all will come to expect will be pretty pointless if we're STILL waiting months and years to take advantage of it.
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