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New NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Pictures Hit The Web

Discussion in 'News' started by Cristian_25H, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. MxPhenom 216

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    I just want nvidia to release their new cards so i have more choices to leave this 470. Im not going ati though.
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    Nice to see you agreeing with me!


    Oh I understand the concept, but this is not a enthusiast card.. it's a midrange card.. an enthusiast card is a MARS.. something you can overclock the piss out of and has great cooling.. We should not be paying $550 for just a highend card or midrange card.. but hell if people keep buying them then shit i don't see any fault in Nvidia or AMD.. Everybody waits for the other guy to make something better to lower prices.. Well shit that's not great economics when they are not doing it.. If we want better prices.. then stop buying the bullshit they keep putting out. [/Class]
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    i guess u mean 1st quarter
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    That power supply pin arrangement... GTFO I watercool my graphics to have them single slot.
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    $549?

    $549.99 for a GPU that's around 300 mm2? Can you imagine Nvidia's margins on these cards? Do the math, the G92b which had about the same die size was around $300 when it came out, sure Nvidia has to make up for R&D expenses, low yields and whatnot, but we are talking about a $250 markup give or take...

    Take a good look boys and girls, this is price fixing at its finest, both manufacturers are ripping costumers a new one, don't be fools, vote with your wallets.

    I pride myself in being at the bleeding edge of technology, and believe me, it required a lot of effort not to jump on the 7970 bandwagon a few months ago, the only couple things that stopped me were the fact that I wouldn't be able to fully utilize my 3D surround setup, and I also felt pricing wasn't quite right for what I deemed relatively small jump in performance compared to my current setup.

    So I made up my mind and decided to wait for Nvidia, keeping up with the rumor mill has meant day after day of one disappointment after another, and this is the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back, if this price is indeed true, I'm not favoring Nvidia with my business either.

    Price fixing is a crime, ask the LCD and RAM manufacturers how that worked out for them, even both video card manufacturers have been caught red handed conspiring to price fixing in the past if memory serves me right, and then what, a big lawsuit from the government, millions of dollars in fines, and absolutely no benefits to your costumers.

    I just bought a couple of GTX480s for $440 dollars at Newegg to replace my aging 285 for my game room; $440! Yes, this setup might be hot, its doesn't have the latest GPUs, it might not beat a 680 in performance by a hair, but it sure beats it in price, and it is faster than a 7950 at a lower price, and the best thing is it runs all of my console ports PC developers are releasing just fine, thank you!

    As I already said, don't be fools, vote with your wallets :shadedshu
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    why u need watercooling?... with GK104, u dont need water cooling, chip reaches 50C max at full load(8xMSAA, 3d mode, folding,etc).. u can overclock it by 20% over base clock and still it only reaches 70C max.. thats why nvidia demands 550$ for its all in one high-end(ahem mid-range) gpu.. :D

    just kidding..;) i still cant understand the reason behind the stacked 6 pin-connectors.. & maybe even the stacked DVi outs :banghead:
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    I too just bought a GTX 480 for $220 so...yeah.
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    The U.S. government's fiscal year begins on October 1 of the previous calendar year and ends on September 30 of the year with which it is numbered. Prior to 1976, the fiscal year began on July 1 and ended on June 30. The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 stipulated the change to allow Congress more time to arrive at a budget each year, and provided for what is known as the "transitional quarter" from July 1, 1976 to September 30, 1976. As stated above, the tax year for a business is governed by the fiscal year it chooses.[17]
    For example, the United States government fiscal year for 2012 ("FY 2012" or "FY12") is as follows:
    1st Quarter: October 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011
    2nd Quarter: January 1, 2012 - March 31, 2012
    3rd Quarter: April 1, 2012 - June 30, 2012
    4th Quarter: July 1, 2012 - September 30, 2012
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    Does anyone see white Sapphire box?
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    I bet 2 480 in SLI will beat a 680 fairly easy. Anyway Nvidia users may consider themselves privileged compared to AMD since they are asked to pay only 50$ more for 30-35% increase in performance (my estimate) over last gens top card launch price while AMD users are asked 170$ more for 40% performance increase over last gens top card launch price.
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    Either way we are all being screwed by this pricing scheme, I guess we are going back to the good old days of the $600 GTX8800, both manufacturers must be salivating at the thought, and laughing all the way to the bank I believe :shadedshu
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    good spotting!.. I think u are right too, the stylised 'E' looks it.. i can also see the words PURE & 'White A'.. It means 'Pure White' series.. but currently there is only 'Pure White E350' (Zacate APU).. so could 'White A' mean something new(unrealeased) ?
    (click here to see the Pure White E350 box)
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    Yep, the last gen is AMPLY SUFFICIENT for the VAST MAJORITY of users. Of course, there are those who play on 3 monitors, heck 3 x 120hz monitors, and need the bleeding edge in video cards. It goes all the way to 6 x 120hz monitors (or projectors) which requires 12x the GPU power of gaming on a single monitor. But that is such a tiny minority. The vast majority are doing plenty well playing at 1080p with an HD 6870 or GTX 560 or so.

    The need to upgrade comes from those who are still running something significantly below these cards. And in all likelihood, they're, generally speaking, not paying $500 for a video card, when their previous one was a $200 item.
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    The only reason I upgraded recently was more vram. Wanted to try the NV drivers again for a change but hardly gonna swap cards just for that.
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    We're told the GTX680 that has a capability overtake a 7970 (here or there for) at $550, although for that they use much more cost-effective chip, 256-Bit and just 2Gb. But for that you get those Dynamic Profiles to spike the clocks by 35%.

    Such the Deal!

    Remenber 28Nm GPU production had a increase that basically wiped out the normal incentive of move to a die shrink, so AMD has contented with that, and so is Nvidia by working from a GK104.
    http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=210049

    Isn't this how AMD formats such slides in their presentations? That has me seeing it as a photo-shop.
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    So sapphire will ship Pure White APUs bundled with GTX 680?:laugh:
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    What is that graph supposed to show us? AMD is consistent.. :slap: I call fake.. :banghead:
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    So much WIN in this comment.

    All of the "wait for nvidia to offer xxxxx so that AMD can price its cards at a reasonable price"
    Still calling whinning to those complaining about MAD stratosferic prices?

    RESULT = coumsumers, perf/price . . . . . . SCREWED UP.......big time.
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    Well I guess it's supposed to be scores normalized at 7970 = 1.0.

    I call fake too, no way that GK104 is 50% more powerful than the 7970.
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    pfff damn! Why out so soon? My 580 still has a lot to give !
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    You have a point re. your 580 but I think you're like the only one saying it's too "soon"...
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    According to my calculations using that graph GTX 680 is about 11.4% faster than HD7970 on average. Seems very plausible to me.
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    Yea I was just doing that math in my head, and it doesn't seem unreasonable. People's eyes are just drawn to the BF3 bar.

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