Monday, January 16th 2012

NVIDIA Kepler Inbound for March-April

NVIDIA's next high-performance GPU that will attempt to restore NVIDIA's performance leadership in the consumer graphics segment, under the GeForce Kepler family, is slated for a March-April launch, according to a VR-Zone report. At CES 2012, NVIDIA focused on its Tegra product line, and demonstrated its applications in smartphones, tablets, and even automotives, but chose to avoid talking about its GeForce family.

According to the report, NVIDIA wants to avoid doing a paper-launch like AMD, which launched its Radeon HD 7970 on December 22, 2011, but its market availability was non-existent till after two weeks, on January 9, 2012. NVIDIA wants to ensure the GeForce product based on its new high-performance GPU will be available in the market on launch-day, which is pinned somewhere within late March and early April. On April 8, Intel will launch its third-generation Core processor family.Source: VR-Zone
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82 Comments on NVIDIA Kepler Inbound for March-April

#1
Aceman.au
Good... I want to make the switch from AMD to Nvidia... AMD not cutting it anymore...
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#2
THE_EGG
Can't wait because then I can finally decide whether to go for another 580 or get Kepler.
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#3
xenocide
by: THE_EGG
Can't wait because then I can finally decide whether to go for another 580 or get Kepler.
If it's about on par for what the 6970->7970 transition was, it will be a hard call.

I personally am waiting for the launch of Kepler to get a new GPU. If it's good, I will get the "670" level GPU more than likely, or wait for a 560Ti level GPU. Waiting cannot hurt since AMD only has their top tier GPU out in limited supply now anyway, and I want to see how well Kepler does against that. If Kepler isn't as huge a gain or is too pricey for the performance, I might be stuck with another AMD purchase despite hoping for an Nvidia :x
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#4
SonDa5
Was hoping for a little sooner but this gives me something to look forward to. Going to ride out my GTX470 till the new 28nm gpus dust settles.
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#5
arnoo1
Me want me wants me wants so bad!!
My gtx 275 is shitty these days
I think i'm going to work more xd
-poor student-
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#6
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
After seeing what the 7970 can do (impressive over clocking, stays cool, etc...), I am hoping that Nvidia will try and take the "Fastest single GPU" title:)
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#7
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Aceman.au
Good... I want to make the switch from AMD to Nvidia... AMD not cutting it anymore...
Why not?
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#8
Lionheart
by: Aceman.au
Good... I want to make the switch from AMD to Nvidia... AMD not cutting it anymore...
Wtf, how?
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#9
Widjaja
Hm.

I might change back to nVidia if price and performance is right.
I'm over the problem I had with nVidia a while back which made me go back to ATi.
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#10
Aceman.au
by: Frick
Why not?
Got my 2 6870, gave no performance increase over my 5970.

And to get a decent increase in performance from 6XXX to 7XXX you need to over clock...

Kinda stupid...

Nvidia always seems to come back with an impressive card each series, so I want to try them for a change.
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#11
thematrix606
@ Aceman

LOL, a 5970 was a high end product, and then you go with 6870s? Which were low end of the next gen, which was almost the same speed, of course you wouldn't see any increase dummy. It's possible to even see a decrease in performance due to a smaller amount of VRAM, and even worse: micro-stutter.

On topic: When do you guys think we'll see some benchies? CANNOT wait. Been wanting to upgrade, and want to see if nVidia idd has something better to offer than the former ATI team atm.
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#12
Aceman.au
So it's ok for a company to crap out same performance cards each series?
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#13
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: Aceman.au
So it's ok for a company to crap out same performance cards each series?
Has been done since the dawn of time in both camps. It's why we have to read up on cards before we buy them.
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#14
Over_Lord
News Editor
by: Aceman.au
Good... I want to make the switch from AMD to Nvidia... AMD not cutting it anymore...
You must be kidding me
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#15
ViperXTR
HD 6870 is supposed to be the successor of the HD 5770, a midrange card, and the whole HD 6000 series (northern islands) being an optimized version of the evergreen series (HD 5000).
Kinda like the HD 2900XT to HD 3870 or GeForce 8 series to 9 series (wherein there is no massive difference in performance vs having a completely new architecture/die process such as GeForce 7 to GeForce 8 or X1000 series to HD 2000/HD 3000 series)
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#16
Aceman.au
by: thunderising
You must be kidding me
Nope.avi

I'm entitled to my own opinion.
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#17
AphexDreamer
by: Aceman.au
Got my 2 6870, gave no performance increase over my 5970.

And to get a decent increase in performance from 6XXX to 7XXX you need to over clock...

Kinda stupid...

Nvidia always seems to come back with an impressive card each series, so I want to try them for a change.
Really dude? You went from a High End Card to a low end card. So yeah, you lost performance. 5970 was a beast! Did it die on you?

I would have kept the 5970 till the 7 series came out and then if I didn't have the money for a high end 7 series, I'd still keep it over a mid-low range 7 series card.

Just FYI, 6870s were meant to compete with a 5850-5870. You literally might has well downgraded to one of those.
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#18
DOM
So if the 780 is better then 7970 who wants to buy mine :roll:
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#19
Aceman.au
by: ViperXTR
HD 6870 is supposed to be the successor of the HD 5770, a midrange card, and the whole HD 6000 series (northern islands) being an optimized version of the evergreen series (HD 5000).
Kinda like the HD 2900XT to HD 3870 or GeForce 8 series to 9 series (wherein there is no massive difference in performance vs having a completely new architecture/die process such as GeForce 7 to GeForce 8 or X1000 series to HD 2000/HD 3000 series)
I upgraded from 5970 to 2 6870's
1. Because my 5970 had freeze/crash issues
2. Because I thought the 6870 in crossfire would've had a decent performance increase over my 5970. Because the 5970 was basically 2 5870's strapped onto one board I thought the 2 6870's would be the equivalent just better performance...
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#20
the54thvoid
by: Aceman.au
Got my 2 6870, gave no performance increase over my 5970.

And to get a decent increase in performance from 6XXX to 7XXX you need to over clock...

Kinda stupid...

Nvidia always seems to come back with an impressive card each series, so I want to try them for a change.
The 6870 was about on par with a 5850., so buying two gave you the performance of a 5970 which was effectively 2x 5850 clocked 5870's.

You were fooled by AMD's naming nonsense whereby as Viper said, the 6870 was the 5770 'upgrade'. The 6950 was the new 5850. So to get the logical step up, you should have bought two 6950's.

However, it's not your fault as logically you'd assume a 'x'850 part would have been high end given the 5850/70 cards that came before. You fell into the very intentional and scummy graphics card renaming scheme tha both AMD and NV do.
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#21
DOM
by: Aceman.au
I upgraded from 5970 to 2 6870's
1. Because my 5970 had freeze/crash issues
2. Because I thought the 6870 in crossfire would've had a decent performance increase over my 5970. Because the 5970 was basically 2 5870's strapped onto one board I thought the 2 6870's would be the equivalent just better performance...
sorry but you where wrong there about par :nutkick:
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#22
Aceman.au
by: the54thvoid
The 6870 was about on par with a 5850., so buying two gave you the performance of a 5970 which was effectively 2x 5850 clocked 5870's.

You were fooled by AMD's naming nonsense whereby as Viper said, the 6870 was the 5770 'upgrade'. The 6950 was the new 5850. So to get the logical step up, you should have bought two 6950's.

However, it's not your fault as logically you'd assume a 'x'850 part would have been high end given the 5850/70 cards that came before. You fell into the very intentional and scummy graphics card renaming scheme tha both AMD and NV do.
Thank you... I'm not a smart person when it comes to these naming schemes but yes I assumed the x870 was still the high end cards... Obviously ATI love to keep the consumer out of the loop.
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#23
ViperXTR
Ultra High End - HD 6990 - HD 5970
High End - HD 6970/6950 - HD 5870/5850
Mid Range - HD 6870/6850 - HD 5770/5750

Yes, AMD's model naming scheme changed since the HD 6000 series, and the usual rebranding stuff that is getting common these days.

oh wait, getting too much OT lol.

Im eagerly awaiting results of GTX 760 tests >8]
I only go for midrange lol
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#24
AphexDreamer
They went up by 100 for the 6 series. So to match it up you had to subtract 100 from the 6 series and that is what it compared to the 5 Series.
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#25
THE_EGG
by: ViperXTR
Ultra High End - HD 6990 - HD 5970
High End - HD 6970/6950 - HD 5870/5850
Mid Range - HD 6870/6850 - HD 5770/5750

Yes, AMD's model naming scheme changed since the HD 6000 series, and the usual rebranding stuff that is getting common these days.

oh wait, getting too much OT lol.

Im eagerly awaiting results of GTX 760 tests >8]
I only go for midrange lol
leaving out the lonely 5830 are we? :p
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