Friday, March 2nd 2012

GK104 PCB Pictured in Full

Here is the first true-color picture of the GeForce Kepler 104 (GK104) reference PCB shot in full (well, almost, excluding the uneventful PCIe bus connector). The picture provides a panoramic view of the card's VRM as shown in a drawing posted earlier this day, and reveals the strange double-decker power connector. The card is loaded with a 5-phase NVVDC configuration, as detailed in an older article. It also confirms that the GK104 has a 256-bit wide memory interface, with likely 2 GB standard memory amount. This is also the first picture of the GK104 ASIC, which has square package, and somewhat square die. While the PCB is green in color, it's most likely an engineering sample. The final product (branded GeForce GTX 680 / GTX 670 Ti), could have a black-colored one.

Sources: ChipHell, Expreview
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97 Comments on GK104 PCB Pictured in Full

#1
newtekie1
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by: GC_PaNzerFIN
VRM for memory looks same as GTX 570/580. VRM for gpu seems to be upscaled GTX 470 VRM (+1 phase).

Definately built with overclocking in mind otherwise you'd have gone cheaper way. Oh and definately closer to +400€ card, mark my words.
Of course it is going to be an expensive card, it is supposed to outperform the HD7970, so it will likely be priced the same or higher.
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#3
puma99dk|
is it still true when Nvidia releases the GK104 it will be available in the stores worldwide aswell?

bcs i really hope that and that the price would be right so i can get EVGA's version ^^
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#5
radarblade
When will the benchmarks come? I soo badly want to see how it pwns the HD 7900 series.
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#7
puma99dk|
by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
PCB looks short for their flagship card..
maybe but, why not make the pcb compact? i mean if they r butting powerplugs on top of each other?

bcs making a ref design smaller it will fit in more cases so u can make a micro-atx or micro-itx gaming system without need to have a larger case ^^
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#8
Live OR Die
GIVE ME NOW NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW :toast:
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#9
puma99dk|
by: Live OR Die
GIVE ME NOW NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW :toast:
indeed but i hope it's in shop by the start of next month when i have some money but i hope it will be around 519~692USD / 396~528euro

but hopefully a little lower than that to beat AMD a little ^^
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#10
Live OR Die
My guess is it will be priced $20-30 more than the 7970 that is if this card is a GTX 680 i have the money ready now :D .
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#11
Crap Daddy
I'm convinced it will be well under the 7970 as price is concerned while performance will be in AMD's flagship ballpark. Remember this is the PERFORMANCE chip from NV which, due to what Tahiti is capable of (lower perf than expected), happens to compete with it. The big boy GK100-110 wil come later during the year.
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#12
xenocide
by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
PCB looks short for their flagship card..
That's because it's their mid-range card, not their flagship.
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#13
newtekie1
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by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
PCB looks short for their flagship card..
That is good, because it isn't the flagship card...
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#14
Live OR Die
by: Crap Daddy
I'm convinced it will be well under the 7970 as price is concerned while performance will be in AMD's flagship ballpark. Remember this is the PERFORMANCE chip from NV which, due to what Tahiti is capable of (lower perf than expected), happens to compete with it. The big boy GK100-110 wil come later during the year.
Thats the how reason it will cost more than a 7970 it will perform around the same which will give nvidia till the end of the year to release there 7 series cards, If i remember nvidias last road map they had there flag ship card on the boarder of 2013, So these 6 series cards will give them the extra time they need.
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#15
seronx
GK104 is the new flagship for the GeForce series.
GK104 is only a GeForce part.

GK112 is the new flagship for the Tesla/Quadro series.
GK112 is only a Workstation part.

GK106 once it comes out will take place of the mobile GPUs in the 700 series not the 600 series.

GK107
GK117
GK100
GK110
GF1xx 28 nm
are all dead.

GTX 680 -> 64x8
GTX 670 -> 64x7
GTX 660 -> 64x6
GTX 650 -> 64x5
GTX 645 -> 64x4
with the lower parts just being rebrands till the 700 series
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#16
xenocide
And what is your source for that?
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#17
GC_PaNzerFIN
Two persons I know to have high level sources at manufacturers and NVIDIA haven't heard a thing about cancelling GK110, in fact one of them says it is very much alive but it won't be out any time soon. Q3 at best.

I really would like to see the source that says otherwise.
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#18
Benetanegia
by: xenocide
And what is your source for that?
I remember the Bulldozer thread so yeah... his arse pretty much.
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#19
seronx
by: xenocide
And what is your source for that?
:laugh:
by: Benetanegia
I remember the Bulldozer thread so yeah... his arse pretty much.
http://www.agner.org/optimize/blog/read.php?i=187 unforeseen bottlenecks
by: GC_PaNzerFIN
Q3 at best.
Late Q3 - Early Q4 for GK110 = GK112 but the original GK100 and GK110 was cancelled.
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#20
xenocide
You spent the better part of a year trying to convince people and quoting technical papers and AMD slides that said Bulldozer would outperform Intel offerings, how did that go again?
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#21
puma99dk|
i just hope i got money enough next money even a GTX 660 Ti would be nice if it have least 2gigs of ram if not than it's just a waste of card.
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#22
THE_EGG
by: xenocide
You spent the better part of a year trying to convince people and quoting technical papers and AMD slides that said Bulldozer would outperform Intel offerings, how did that go again?
+1 to this. seronx always does this :L
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