Tuesday, April 23rd 2013

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 700 Series Coming This May

AMD may have declared that its next-generation GPU family won't arrive before October, but that isn't stopping NVIDIA from launching its GeForce GTX 700 series much earlier. While AMD's lineup is banking on sales during the X'mas shopping season, NVIDIA is going after the pre-Summer system upgrade crowd. According to a Bright Side of News (BSN) report, NVIDIA's new lineup will make its debut no later than this May.

According to the BSN report, GeForce GTX 700 series will be heavily based on existing GeForce Kepler silicon, with a handful feature-set updates, and some clever product stack adjustments. The part that succeeds today's GeForce GTX 680, the GeForce GTX 780, could be based on the 28 nm GK110 silicon, and could very well be the fabled "GTX TITAN LE" part that's been in the news for some time now, as being a scaled down GeForce GTX TITAN, with 2496 CUDA cores, 208 TMUs, 40 ROPs, and a 320-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 5 GB of memory.

The GeForce GTX 770 could be similar to today's GeForce GTX 680, in featuring 1536 CUDA cores, 128 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide memory interface, probably holding 4 GB of memory; and the GeForce GTX 760 Ti being similar to today's GeForce GTX 670, featuring 1344 CUDA cores, 112 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and 256-bit wide memory interface, holding 2 GB of memory; so you see where NVIDIA is going with its product stack.

GeForce GTX 700 series could present NVIDIA the opportunity to introduce a few new features that don't involve redesigning existing silicon. These include GPU Boost 2.0, as implemented on the GeForce GTX TITAN, higher clock speeds across the board to current GeForce GTX 600 series models the new SKUs are evolving from, and of course double the memory amounts on certain cards.

The very first GeForce GTX 700 series part could be launched in mid-May, and could probably be the GTX 770 and GTX 760 Ti, being launched as precursors to a grand GTX 780 launch towards the end of May. Computex 2013 could see a swarm of GeForce GTX 700 series cards from NVIDIA's various add-in card vendors being exhibited.Source: Bright Side of News
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46 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 700 Series Coming This May

#1
Akrian
780 - Titan LE = not impressed.
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#2
amdftw
Fake as hell... Nothing will come.
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#3
Xzibit
Everyone forget about yesterdays speculation on TITAN ULTRA.

TITAN LE aka 780 was on par with 7970 GHZ



Titan came out to be around 28% faster then 680. So very little room to manuever for the 780. If AMD decided to bring about a 7970 GHZ refresh and for referance look at the Cape Verde to Bonaire improvements.
The GeForce GTX 770 could be similar to today's GeForce GTX 680
Wasnt that the case and that upset a lot of buyers. 670 being so close to 680 performance. Is it gonna be release and wait 2 months for sales and then upset people all over again.

There has to be something more to it or it just looks like a squeezing blood from a stone strategy.
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#4
Animalpak
If even TPU post this news, means is true ... Right ?
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#5
NdMk2o1o
Yet again the same old strategy of taking the same performance from previous gen but notching it down one in the naming scheme of the new gen.

IE: 680 perf> renamed 770, 670 perf> renamed 760 rinse and repeat whilst charging the same price for performance, only the high end sees a performance increase though expect to pay $600-$1000 for that
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#6
Animalpak
Then TITAN LE was fiction, Titan will remain a class isolated himself and now the owners of the GeForce TITAN are more happy their purchase remains the spearhead.
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#7
radrok
by: Animalpak
If even TPU post this news, means is true ... Right ?
You gotta ride the rumour mill a bit, gives you page views :)
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#8
Xzibit
From W1zzards Titan conclusion
NVIDIA's new GTX Titan shows the full potential of the Kepler architecture. Being based on NVIDIA's flagship GK110 silicon, it delivers outstanding single-GPU performance, easily claiming the title of "world's fastest GPU." Compared to the GTX 680, we see a real-life performance improvement of 30% at 2560x1600, or 23% when averaged over all resolutions
So GTX 780/Titan LE is gonna be 15-12% faster then 680. :wtf:

Not to mention the price :shadedshu

Kind of depressing. Just overclock your current 600 series cards and save the money if there is no architectual differences.
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#9
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: Xzibit
Kind of depressing. Just overclock your current 600 series cards and save the money if there is no architectual differences.
+1: This bold part of your statement.

If someone has a video card that is pre-600 series or pre-7000 series it might make sense, but it seems a bit wasteful to upgrade if you already had a Kepler GPU unless you're upgrading from a mainstream card. I think enthusiasts will be disappointed where the general market will be happy with it or people entering the enthusiast market who don't already have a nice card will be happy with it, but it doesn't seem to be much of an upgrade for 680/670 owners.
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#10
arterius2
well lets not speculate anything BEFORE the real thing comes out ok guys. because I see some AMD fanboys are already on their toes.
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#11
TurdFergasun
All GPU consumers should be concerned about the diminishing returns of potential upgrades if these charts are true. Why would AMD bother pushing themselves too hard to compete if Nvidia isn't showing up to the table either? especially with AMD's struggles. People will stop buying anywhere near as much products as they have in the past, and the prices will sky rocket for the average power user. Spending $450 every 1.5-2 years for a gpu that only saves 15 watts of electricity over it's predecessor and 5% performance increase doesn't sound too fun. *jimmies=rustled.
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#12
Kaynar
by: TurdFergasun
All GPU consumers should be concerned about the diminishing returns of potential upgrades if these charts are true. Why would AMD bother pushing themselves too hard to compete if Nvidia isn't showing up to the table either? especially with AMD's struggles. People will stop buying anywhere near as much products as they have in the past, and the prices will sky rocket for the average power user. Spending $450 every 1.5-2 years for a gpu that only saves 15 watts of electricity over it's predecessor and 5% performance increase doesn't sound too fun. *jimmies=rustled.
if AMD could have a card faster than Titan, they would also price it at rediculous price unless they could do tons of them at low production cost (unlikely?)

also, if we indeed end up having new cards being 5% faster and saving 15watts it would be good for me cause i'd be able to keep my 7970 for a long time, thus making it a good buy :D
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#13
the54thvoid
by: Xzibit
Kind of depressing. Just overclock your current 600 series cards and save the money if there is no architectual differences.
There's a limit to the Kepler overclock due to the voltages being locked down. Even Titan (the kepler overclocker) has a measly 37mv to add.

There's a lot of rumour though that the 8xxx series from AMD is a GCN refresh as well though so it seems both camps may be tinkering and doing nothing more than maturing their processes and software to boot.

Main difference is, AMD will probably do it at a consumer acceptable price point but Nvidia will feed off the Titan price point. Go figure, nothing new there, unfortunately.

by: Kaynar
if AMD could have a card faster than Titan, they would also price it at rediculous price unless they could do tons of them at low production cost (unlikely?)

also, if we indeed end up having new cards being 5% faster and saving 15watts it would be good for me cause i'd be able to keep my 7970 for a long time, thus making it a good buy :D
They do. It's called a HD7990.
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#14
Hayder_Master
they want to do anything to keep eye out from 7990, sorry we wait for benchmarks Nvidia
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#15
racedaemon
It would be strange if this turns up to be true. NVIDIA just released the 650Ti Boost, that is slowly trickling down to markets. I've only seen the Boost in my country for the last couple of days. I believe Nvidia usually starts with the low end and after some months launches the high end, making the 650 replacement imminent. So it would not make sense to launch the 650 Ti Boost only to replace it in a month.

If the low end -> high end scheme is only determined by the chip yields then the Kepler yield is as stable for the low end as it is for the high end, and holding back the 650 replacement would be strange.

What would be nice to see, if this is true, is performance going up, as the article states, and the price point for the x50, x60, x70, x80 categories to be the same. And that also would be strange in regards to the 650 Ti Boost as they would massively angry they're customers.

I really don't see how Nvidia could make any move at this point without upsetting the 650 Ti Boost customers. Guess the only option would be to increase prices, but that is impossible with the performance per $ AMD gives.

I don't say that Nvidia is not willing to sacrifice customer satisfaction, i only point out the result of their presumed actions.
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#16
15th Warlock
It was expected that Titan LE would be the GTX 780, there won't be any major architectural changes until Maxwell is released sometime next year.

GK110 with 13 blocks out of 15 enabled and 5GBs of VRAM, should pack quite a punch, over 80% of Titan's performance depending on clocks at half the price, not bad at all.
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#17
EpicShweetness
I knew it! 500 series all over again, except instead of a "improvement" (which Fermi needed) its just a friggin re-branding for the 7xx cards?!?
:shadedshu
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#18
TurdFergasun
by: Kaynar
if AMD could have a card faster than Titan, they would also price it at rediculous price unless they could do tons of them at low production cost (unlikely?)

also, if we indeed end up having new cards being 5% faster and saving 15watts it would be good for me cause i'd be able to keep my 7970 for a long time, thus making it a good buy :D
it might make your 7970 a great buy, and it seems like it is a good buy today regardless, but would you enjoy seeing the next logical upgrade from 7970 to be $750. If the titan LE is the gtx780 and it's only on par with the 7970ghz edition, then we're in for quite a performance slump unless AMD is willing to drop the gauntlet down when there really isn't any business sense in doing so.
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#19
ViperXTR
its like the nVidia G9x series all over again
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#20
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: Xzibit
From W1zzards Titan conclusion


So GTX 780/Titan LE is gonna be 15-12% faster then 680. :wtf:

Not to mention the price :shadedshu

Kind of depressing. Just overclock your current 600 series cards and save the money if there is no architectual differences.
People will get far better compute performance from the GK110 chip that the GTX780 will have.

I for one will probably get a 2nd 680 and a 1440p monitor.
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#21
Xzibit
by: MxPhenom 216
People will get far better compute performance from the GK110 chip that the GTX780 will have.

I for one will probably get a 2nd 680 and a 1440p monitor.
Yes, but most thought GK110 was going to be in the 680. The GK104 showed up in the 680 and aside from gaming the GF110 in the 580 was still adaquate and superior depending on what you were doing.

I hope thats not the case this time around and we dont get surprised with a GK204.

Financially it makes more sense for them to do a GK104-GK204 then to sell GK110 for volume sales of a 700 series line-up.

I too want a new monitor but I have my eye on the Samsung SC series which they been delaying for EVER!!! <Punch cute kitten in the thoat>
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#22
Prima.Vera
This 7xx series from nVidia is starting to be a mess....
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#23
sergionography
by: Xzibit
From W1zzards Titan conclusion


So GTX 780/Titan LE is gonna be 15-12% faster then 680. :wtf:

Not to mention the price :shadedshu

Kind of depressing. Just overclock your current 600 series cards and save the money if there is no architectual differences.
no expect it to come close to titan, because since its a geforce 7xx im sure dp will be disabled and clock speed will be higher than titan i would assume so gaming performance would be close to titan and atleast 20% faster than 680
though idk if they would/could clock it over 1000mhz, but 900+ is very likely
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#24
tastegw
Well this all seems to be about right as far as how the 700's fair against the 600's.

You guys really didn't expect anything other than a refresh with a couple new features/tweaks did you? I didn't think so. I suggest waiting for maxwell if you currently own a 600/7000 series card before upgrading anything other than adding to a sli/crossfire setup. If your card is older gen, then it may be a good buy if the prices are right.

Also, sign the "no ultra" petition!
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#25
Xzibit
I guess thats one possibility.

That would make 600 series obsolete aswell as Titan.

Say Nvidia intros 780 = Titan gaming performance minus the dp compute. Nvidia just takes out two of there top products in one. Those being TITAN and 690.

Makes a little bit more sense if they now dont care about those two products and are countering the new competition

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