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To a packed crowd in Los Angeles, and a global audience watching on the Game24 livestream, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed our latest GPU architecture: Maxwell. Setting a new standard for PC gaming with innovative new technologies that accelerate performance, increase image quality, and give you new ways to play, Maxwell's cutting edge technology is brought to life in two brand new GPUs: the GeForce GTX 980 and the GeForce GTX 970.

The GeForce GTX 980 is our fastest and most efficient GPU. Faster framerates, new rendering techniques and superior image quality combine to deliver next-generation game experiences at Ultra HD resolutions and on Virtual Reality headsets.

Enter the next-generation of PC gaming, now.
http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/maxwell-architecture-gtx-980-970

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Creating the thread now since we don't know exactly when the NDA is lifting. If this launch follows the normal NVidia launch schedule the NDA will lift today in around 3 hours (countdown link). Could also be tomorrow at the same time or at some special time due to the game24 event.

In any case the thread will be updated when reviews start going live.
 

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Going to stick with my 780s but new GPU launches are always exciting.
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been waiting since the 600 series. fingers crossed.
 
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Thanks Alatar, I think everyone appreciates you taking the time to volunteer making and updating this! I'd drop you a rep if I were allowed to
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Isn't today just the announcement? AFAIK the journalists are out there, not writing their reviews.
Journalists were briefed last week (and reviews are mostly done). The livestream starts on the 18th (or 19th for some people), however normally NV NDAs lift on Thursday 9am EST. So again, we don't know when the NDA is lifting this time.
 

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Well, worst case scenario is sometime after the event starts (hopefully it's sooner, but I'd understand if they wanted to keep the suspense):



http://game24.nvidia.com/event

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Price is $330 for 970 and $550 for 980
If the GTX 970's price turns out to be true I'll be just as amazed as curious to know why Nvidia is being so aggressive with the pricing. Does AMD have something up its sleeve to release very soon or this is just Nvidia being amazing ?
 

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Well, worst case scenario is sometime after the event starts (hopefully it's sooner, but I'd understand if they wanted to keep the suspense):



http://game24.nvidia.com/event
If the GTX 970's price turns out to be true I'll be just as amazed as curious to know why Nvidia is being so aggressive with the pricing. Does AMD have something up its sleeve to release very soon or this is just Nvidia being amazing ?
It doesnt make a sense such a difference between the flagship and the second gpu. Except if there is a 970ti
 

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If the GTX 970's price turns out to be true I'll be just as amazed as curious to know why Nvidia is being so aggressive with the pricing. Does AMD have something up its sleeve to release very soon or this is just Nvidia being amazing ?
The BOM, not counting in the actual chip's R&D, will be rather low on these cards as they have already mass-produced and designed the cooler, the PCB, and 28nm is a mature node. The chip is relatively small (under 400mm2) to boot.

I also would posit, as someone else did recently I believe in Videocardz's comments, that this may be a push towards attempting to shift some focus towards PC gaming from the consoles (which haven't been doing too well) and push their primary market up a notch by launching with extremely competitive pricing (750 Ti can go in any PC practically for $120-140 and make it game-capable up to 1080p with 2GB of VRAM... GTX 970 would be an enthusiast card for the masses with 4GB of VRAM and high performance with a low power draw and pricing compared to past generations, and 980 would be their halo product to anchor the rest of the line).

I can tell you as a developer that the PC climate and desire to reinvigorate the PC gaming market may have quite a bit to do with the price range on these cards, perhaps not as large a factor as the actual costs to manufacture and profits they believe they can make, but it surely is on their radar from quite a few devs
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This is the calm before the storm. These next few hours may be the slowest of my life.
 

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Well I just saw the official slide and wanted to share the price.

Anyway, it looks like DSR will be automatically enabled in Experience. There's a Diablo 3 screenshot with 4k resolution in DSR (Dynamic Super Resolution).
 

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There has to be a 970 Ti coming for 429.99
Or the 980 is $449.99. We'll know soon. see below.
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Well I just saw the official slide and wanted to share the price.

Anyway, it looks like DSR will be automatically enabled in Experience. There's a Diablo 3 screenshot with 4k resolution in DSR (Dynamic Super Resolution).
Thank you, two 970's for me then
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. Now the decision... reference cooler or custom PCB + non-ref, for SLI.... the low TDP may make it practical.

And that is an extremely interesting tidbit about the DSR feature. I'm very curious as to how it impacts the image quality... maybe I would just go back to my 115hz X-Star DP2710 @ 2560x1440 if it works well
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, as good as 4K is there is a difference in the responsiveness and blur to my eyes, although not as critical a factor as the added detail afforded by the higher res. so far to me. If I could strike a happy medium.... hmmm.
 

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Well I just saw the official slide and wanted to share the price.

Anyway, it looks like DSR will be automatically enabled in Experience. There's a Diablo 3 screenshot with 4k resolution in DSR (Dynamic Super Resolution).
Post it up man or send it to me in a pm
 

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If the GTX 970's price turns out to be true I'll be just as amazed as curious to know why Nvidia is being so aggressive with the pricing. Does AMD have something up its sleeve to release very soon or this is just Nvidia being amazing ?
Might be because they lost some GPU marketshare last quarter. Margins were still really high and profits good but I imagine they'd also want to keep their marketshare well above 60%.
 
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