Thursday, March 8th 2012

GK104 Graphics Card Pictured?

Could this be the very first picture of NVIDIA's GeForce Kepler 104-based graphics card? This Mr. Blurrycam shot has been doing rounds in Chinese forums. While it may not seem convincing at first glance, several features of the card in the picture seem to match the layout of the GK104 reference PCB which was pictured, earlier. To begin with, on the top-right corner you can train your eyes to a deep cutout, for the unusual piggy-backed 6+6 pin PCIe power connectors. The rear panel bracket is a 100% match (in layout and design of exhaust vents), of the one with the true-color image of the GK104 PCB. The only feature that clouds the plausibility of this picture is "GeForce GTX 670 Ti" being etched onto the cooler's shroud. We're hearing more voices refer to the top GK104 part as "GeForce GTX 680" than "GTX 670 Ti". We're also hearing that NVIDIA will adopt a new GeForce logo, so that glaring "GEFORCE" badge on the top of the card looks plausible.



UPDATE: Added less blurry picture.Source: RedQuasar BBS
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40 Comments on GK104 Graphics Card Pictured?

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btarunr
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by: Dimi
Look at the picture again, it clearly says GTX 570 TI if you rotate it and upscale by 4x.


To me it looks more 6 than 5.

You also have to take into account NVIDIA's new "sharp edge" font it's using in the GEFORCE GTX logo.



6 should look like that.
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#3
Animalpak
what percentage of improvement over the 580? The usual 10%?
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#4
xNinjaSkillz
...no more like 30-37%....and that's not the flagship...
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#6
bear jesus
With all the talk of 680 and 670 i just assumed both were coming out about the same time and based on GK104.

by: General Lee
http://assets.vr-zone.net/15148/NVIDIA_Kepler_MarkRein.jpg

You can see the real card has a green arc which this mockup doesn't have.
But i thought what he was holding was a mockup thus why it is hidden in a bag, this way no one sees the wood screws this time.
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#7
NHKS
While the debate regarding this picture is good, each of us can only speculate. Nobody can confirm now if it the etching shows 670 or 570. To many 670, to some 570..to each his own..

5 or 6 :rolleyes:?


Personally, 670 makes more sense because of certain background information. Since the PCB & rear panel bracket of this card match with the GK104 PCB that came out a few days back. Also, the stacked 6+6 pin connector cutout at the far end of the card seems to match. Then there are the 2 SLI connectors.

Again, as per the comment from 'General Lee', a 'new' photo of Kepler card held by Mark Rein(Epic Games)@ GDC2012, inside anti-static cover does seem to reveal a subtle 'Green arc' behind the nvidia sticker.

So, could the picture of the supposedly 670TI card be an early engineering sample or older photo of GK104?
which is which?.. the reality.. we will know in a few days... All I am hoping for is the GK104 card to be positioned in the 350-400$ range to beat the 7870 & 7950, and at that price GK104 performance 'might' really be unbeatable.. just wishful thinking..
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Commonsense dictates that NVIDIA won't introduce its newest branding and product presentation with a current-gen GTX 500 model, and that it will introduce it with upcoming GTX 600.

Commonsense also dictates that even if NVIDIA did a GTX 570 Ti, it would simply recycle the board and cooler design that's used on other single-GF110 SKUs (GTX 560 Ti-448, GTX 570, and GTX 580)
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#9
cadaveca
My name is Dave
I'll say it's GTX 670 Ti, and that the number looks funny because there is a piece of protective plastic over the top of the heatsink.

I kinda like how the power plug disappears into the heatsink shroud, to be honest.
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Johnny_Utah
by: bogami
The GK104 graphics card will cost me 1 of the slots on motherboard no methr if wee poth
liqwed cooleng block on :mad: . AMD card can get you 5 monitors plagens in 1 slot ,and rely no the need for slots for dirent hardware is needet, so if i want to bild 4 wey SLI liqved coold ill will not be eable to poth in any audio card or PCE-Expres SSD (REVODRIVE 3 .....). Nvidia rely need to reconsider thes dizain. Speshely bicos the way, 3 way monitors hawe to be plagd in .:banghead:
I'm sorry, I don't speak Engirispanese. Please focus and retype.
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#11
Inceptor
It's phonetic. That's the way people are taught English, in non-English speaking countries. Spelling and precise grammar comes later.:slap:
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#12
theoneandonlymrk
by: Johnny_Utah
Quote:
Originally Posted by bogami
The GK104 graphics card will cost me 1 of the slots on motherboard no methr if wee poth
liqwed cooleng block on . AMD card can get you 5 monitors plagens in 1 slot ,and rely no the need for slots for dirent hardware is needet, so if i want to bild 4 wey SLI liqved coold ill will not be eable to poth in any audio card or PCE-Expres SSD (REVODRIVE 3 .....). Nvidia rely need to reconsider thes dizain. Speshely bicos the way, 3 way monitors hawe to be plagd in .

I'm sorry, I don't speak Engirispanese. Please focus and retype.
:roll::roll:

he is basically saying that they(nvidia ) have fecked it ,like AMD did with the 5xxx series.
by putting stacked DVI ports and power connectors on it ,no mother board i know of AFAIK has the spaceing to allow 4xSLI, an interesting point ,maybe only TRI SLi is possible .
and not even waterblocks are going to help:D

i am a bit further down the grammer road (yeh just a bit) then him, but what he said is decypherable

Im more a maths tech guy, then a grammer nut ,but dont be mistaken, Grammer or lack off it is in no means an indicator of inteligence level ,I was dragged up in a hood ,simples:p
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the54thvoid
by: theoneandonlymrk
i am a bit further down the grammer road (yeh just a bit) then him, but what he said is decypherable

Im more a maths tech guy, then a grammer nut ,but dont be mistaken, Grammer or lack off it is in no means an indicator of inteligence level ,I was dragged up in a hood ,simples:p
I remember your earlier posts and you sounded like a total hoodie man!! :laugh:

Your english is becoming too stong, Madchester demands slang.
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#14
Chappy
Looks GTX 670Ti to me... :twitch:



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#15
theoneandonlymrk
looks a bit clearer this pic:Dmaybe, deff 670Ti to me, but i think it fake the edge looks to be peeling off a sticker near the new emobosed moulded style;) new logo

could be protective film,

by: the54thvoid
Madchester demands slang.
exactly as does:pimp::pimp::pimp::pimp::pimp::pimp::pimp::pimp::pimp::twitch:
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