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NVIDIA Launches the GeForce GTX 680 "Kepler" Graphics Card

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  1. btarunr

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    NVIDIA today launched the first model in the GeForce Kepler GPU family, the GeForce GTX 680. Based on the spanking new "Kepler" architecture, and a high-performance chip derived from it, GK104, and built on the 28 nm fab process at TSMC, the GeForce GTX 680 is NVIDIA's fresh bid for single-GPU performance supremacy. The new chip packs a staggering 1536 CUDA cores (three-fold increase over GTX 580), 2 GB of GDDR5 memory over a 256-bit wide memory interface, and staggering clock speeds of 1006 MHz (core base), 1056 MHz (core boost), and 1502 MHz (memory, 6.00 GHz effective), with a memory interface bandwidth of 192 GB/s.

    It doesn't stop there. NVIDIA introduced a clever new technology called GPU Boost, which makes the GPU self-aware of parameters such as load, voltages, temperatures, and auto-tunes clock speeds, to deliver the best performance per Watt ratio. NVIDIA also introduced Adaptive V-Sync, which smooths transition between lower than refresh-rate frame-rates, and V-sync rate, attempting to eliminate lag, and naturally prevent page-tearing. NVIDIA also introduced the new TXAA anti-aliasing algorithm, which is a performance-efficient image quality enhancement. To top it all off, the chip has a TDP of just 195W. Available today, though leading retailers in mature markets, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 is priced at US $499 (MSRP).

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    Wow! Totally unexpected! It caught me by surprised. :D :rolleyes:
     
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    Being AMD "fanboy", I have to say that Nvidia is a step ahead now.

    Not just raw performance... I really like these neat, new features.
    Especially the adaptive V-sync and GPU boost... great ideas !
     
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    gpu boost is awesome feature ..
     
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    I wonder the availability...Oh, I forgot, it is just paper launch.
     
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    Tell me about it man. I've almost got a buyer for my 5870's, problem is my PC will be video card-less till I order a 680 (or a 7950 if they slash the price).
     
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    UK and US yes, Rest of the world?? ;)
     
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    Oh RLY?

    Then my mind must be playing tricks on me, I thought I ordered two of these cards early today :confused:


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    Perfect, a GPU war bubbling up just in time for me to buy a new one for Diablo III!

    The timing couldn't be better!
     

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