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GK104-Based Products Arriving March 23

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  1. btarunr

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    Expreview cited sources in the AIC (add-in card) vendors in pinning the launch of GeForce Kepler 104 (GK104) based products to March 23. The products launched are expected to be NVIDIA's first in its next-generation. Some label the top part based on GK104 as "GeForce GTX 670 Ti", while others call it "GeForce GTX 680". A March 23 launch explains reports of hectic activity in the green camp starting this week. NVIDIA typically enters NDAs with its partners over a wide time range, probably this one extends to April (since the launch is now reported to be towards late-March), which led some to believe Kepler was "delayed" to April. NVIDIA recently posted on its Facebook wall that people will be rewarded for their patience with an "unbeatable" product.

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    About damn time: some competition is needed for the prices to start falling (both ATI and nVidia).
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    If it competes with the 7xxx series, both camps will likely keep their prices high and happily gouge their customer base. I don't think the company executives will be worrying about us lowly peasants when they are rolling in piles of money.
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    If the GK104 turns out to be named 670 and 680 would that mean GK100 is scrapped?

    I thought i saw a rumor about that somewhere but it's too early to think too far in to that or try and find some unreliable and obscure rumor article i may have seen at some point.
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    If GK104 beats Tahiti, it means GK100 will be delayed till H2 2012, and launched as GTX 780, when AMD launches its Sea Islands series. :p

    If the going gets tough with Radeon HD 7990, NVIDIA will make a dual-GK104 graphics card, but it will sandbag GK100 till AMD's Sea Islands.
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    It would not surprise me, even to the point where what you say sounds serious (are you :p)

    If GK104 is powerful enough to beat out the 7970 it could be a logical thing to hold back GK100 and even more so if it is a monster chip and yields on it are not very good yet, whatever is going on i look forward to finding out what happens.

    Damn both of us ninja editing :p
    I could easily see a dual GK104 being used as the 690 if they are fast enough, but all this makes me want the reviews as if it supports 3 monitors from a single card a GK104 chip could be a viable option for me.
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    will see what happens
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    21 days to go on the calendar before Nvidia unleashes it's Radeon killers :D
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    Would be interested if only there was a game that made my 470 look outdated! So much paranoia and investment from Nv/Ati for exactly what? When was the last MAJOR improvement in games graphics? And I don't think Arma III will get BF3 graphics!
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    This might just be Nvidia's Bulldozer!
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    Well, the thing is, most of us aren't aiming for just running the game. We want to run all games maxed out @ 1920*1200 or higher resolution with the maximum possible AA and AF, and achieve a frame rate higher than 60 (120?).
    Other than that, Some people just want the fastest, coolest, highest clocked, best performing rig :rockout:. It's like cars, why do some people get Lamborghini or whatever is the current fastest vehicle when your maximum speed is capped at 100MPH or less ?
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    Cash is ready, bring it on! :nutkick:
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    @ChuckNorris via twitter: I'm getting two of these in SLI!
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    Nope.
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    haha i was thinking the same thing. But I actually hope it is an AMD killer.
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    Maybe I should have added that I run all latest greatest games at 1950x1080 everything maxed (excepted Arma2 viewing distance, LOL) on my GTX470. If a more demanding game comes out, I will turn a thing or 2 down, but it has been proven that most modern games do not look ugly with details down (the DX11 hoax, etc.) But I would really love to invest in a new card if something really nice, visual-technologically speaking, came out. But it is not.

    As for the "just want to have the max", I owned the fastest production bike of its time some years ago and enjoyed it. Then common sense returned to control my actions :pimp:
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    You are right. My old GTX275 has more than three years of service and still plays everything, on 1680x1050 and lower with decent settings and decent framerates.
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    Excellent timing I just sold my Evga GTX570 on ebay and recovered 95%. Man some people spend it like its rotting away, so bring on the Kepler I needed a upgrade lol. Wonder how long Evga will take for a Hydro version, or should I just jump on a EK block again hmmm decisions decisions lol.
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    If it will be fast enough to handle 2560x1600 res on all games including Metro,Crysis 1/2, Battlefield 3 with a comfy fps, i'll get it! If not, i will have to wait for it's dual GPU.

    ExpReview have posted a pic of what should look like GK104 PCB

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    wtf is with the PCI-e power connectors ? The solder points are normal, but why is the connector on top of the other one? :/
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    Power pyramid:roll:
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    can you please link?

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    it's called : cost reduction. They save 0,001 cent per card, which equals equal shop price, equal salaries, but top 1% of company board doubling profits.
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    so according to these standards, it is a low power card?
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