Tuesday, February 21st 2012

Top NVIDIA GK104 Part Gets GeForce GTX 670 Ti Branding

NVIDIA has reportedly named the top desktop graphics card based on its upcoming 28 nm GK104 GPU GeForce GTX 670 Ti. The GK104 is a spiritual-successor to GF114 (which in-turn, to GF104), and NVIDIA is eager to get this part out fast, so it could consolidate on the performance thru high-end segment, before it's certain that it won't face issues with its foundry partners, so it could go ahead and launch parts based on the GK110. Interestingly, NVIDIA chose to name the highest-performing GK104-based SKU GTX 670 Ti and not GTX 660 Ti, probably indicating that this part will perform competitively with high-end parts out in the market today, including AMD's recently-launched Radeon HD 7000 series.

Speaking of performance, sources told SweClockers that they expect the GeForce GTX 670 Ti to outperform GeForce GTX 580 and Radeon HD 7950. Its specifications doing rounds on the web suggest it has a radically different number-crunching machinery. Industry analyst DigiTimes recently pinned launches of GeForce Kepler family to begin in April, though we're hearing there will be substantial activity surrounding these GPUs in March.Sources: SweClockers, VR-Zone Chinese, English
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32 Comments on Top NVIDIA GK104 Part Gets GeForce GTX 670 Ti Branding

#1
mrthanhnguyen
It would be great if 670Ti was at mid $200, and it still performs greater than gtx580 and hd7950.
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#2
jamsbong
I wonder why they have changed the naming scheme from an expected 660 TI to 670 TI. ATI did this in their last gen cards and that was really horrible.

I guess the GK104 is not the top end card. It should be the GK100 or GK110.
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#3
m1dg3t
by: mrthanhnguyen
It would be great if 670Ti was at mid $200, and it still performs greater than gtx580 and hd7950.
That price will prolly be unlikely for launch, performance is up in the air as there is just way too much uncertainty and lack of actual info at this point in time.

by: jamsbong
I wonder why they have changed the naming scheme from an expected 660 TI to 670 TI. ATI did this in their last gen cards and that was really horrible.

I guess the GK104 is not the top end card. It should be the GK100 or GK110.
As mentioned earlier by someone, i also agree with their reasoning, they are doing it to confuse consumer's. Possibly to get a few extra sale's that wouldn't happen otherwise
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#4
ViperXTR
i remember last time, GeForce 6600GT costs much less when released vs the FX 5950 Ultra and 9800XT, the previous high end cards, and performed similarly (if not faster).
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Casecutter
by: mrthanhnguyen
It would be great if 670Ti was at mid $200, and it still performs greater than gtx580 and hd7950.
:slap: Then you woke up!
The 670Ti will more likely MSRP for $440 but good luck getting one for anywhere near that ever! They'll be limited Editions (supply) and then as with all the "For the Win Uber clocks" just dry up and disappear.

Basically they'll be made to get press and say we beat a 7950 with what we call a mid-range offering, while the rest of the segment slugs it out from $270-400.
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#6
Oxford
by: Kookie
Were you born the last decade or something? The Ti suffix has been around since the Geforce 3 days. It's not Nvidia's fault if you are overwhelm by something so simple.
And, it has titanium in it!

That makes it better!
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#7
puma99dk|
Srsly there have been so much talk about the GTX 600 serie and Nvidia just takes a dump being late to release so more and more will go to AMD to get a new card.

ino if it don't come by March/April depending on when i get money to buy a new card i will properly just go with a Sapphire Radeon HD7950 3GB and call it a day.

bcs i was thinking for a while to just get a GTX580 with 3gb of memory but still if a GTX670 Ti comes out like a month or something after i will feel fucked >.<
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