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Top NVIDIA GK104 Part Gets GeForce GTX 670 Ti Branding

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  1. btarunr

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    NVIDIA has reportedly named the top desktop graphics card based on its upcoming 28 nm GK104 GPU GeForce GTX 670 Ti. The GK104 is a spiritual-successor to GF114 (which in-turn, to GF104), and NVIDIA is eager to get this part out fast, so it could consolidate on the performance thru high-end segment, before it's certain that it won't face issues with its foundry partners, so it could go ahead and launch parts based on the GK110. Interestingly, NVIDIA chose to name the highest-performing GK104-based SKU GTX 670 Ti and not GTX 660 Ti, probably indicating that this part will perform competitively with high-end parts out in the market today, including AMD's recently-launched Radeon HD 7000 series.

    Speaking of performance, sources told SweClockers that they expect the GeForce GTX 670 Ti to outperform GeForce GTX 580 and Radeon HD 7950. Its specifications doing rounds on the web suggest it has a radically different number-crunching machinery. Industry analyst DigiTimes recently pinned launches of GeForce Kepler family to begin in April, though we're hearing there will be substantial activity surrounding these GPUs in March.

    Sources: SweClockers, VR-Zone Chinese, English
     
  2. ZoneDymo

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    The should seriously slap the people that make up the names.
    What is up with that "Ti" bullshit?
    Stop trying to make stuff more complex than it has to be.
     
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    I Agree, i was hoping the GTX560 Ti was a one time thing. this is so pointless, like they lack of branding solutions
    what is wrong with something like:
    GT620
    GT640
    GTS650
    GTX660
    GTX670
    GTX680
    ?
    Need another GPU between the GTX660 and the GTX670? call it GTX665
     
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    Sigh...

    Were you born the last decade or something? The Ti suffix has been around since the Geforce 3 days. It's not Nvidia's fault if you are overwhelm by something so simple.
     
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    LMAO...well said! :toast:
     
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    What do they call the GK110 cards ? GTX 680 Ti and GTX680 ?:confused:
     
  7. Live OR Die

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    >_< give me GTX 680 to cream HD 7970 why release a slower card poo.
     
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    Because the crown chip of this series is not ready.
     
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    It actually first appeared with the GeForce2 Ti a year earlier.
     
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    So they are shifting the 104 number to the 70 series now. Probably a good move. Maybe, each GPU is going to be suitable for 2 performance levels. But I sure as heck hope NV allows more than dual SLI on their midrange.

    Hey, if you think NV's lineup is confusing, just wait till AMD gets done with all their GPUs + Trinity. Already got a glimpse of that with Llano. Zomg, too many numbers. Crossfire didn't help because APU + GPU added a letter on the end too. Now try to make heads of tails of performance levels from mobile and desktop lines.

    I miss the days when both companies just had 3-4 basic models. Low end, mid range, high end. Then came XT, Ultra...gah. Really, we don't need that much! I would concede to allowing 6 variations, but more than that is just...wasting silicon. Just end up in bargain clearance racks in the end anyways.
     
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    That sucks guess ill wait ;)
     
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    How can they say it outperforms the 580 and 7970 on just the specs floating around the net....If true just watch AMD come out with the 7980(the mystery Sapphire card on the release sheet) and the 7990(dual core)
     
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    Same shit different day.
     
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    damn it!!! I HATE odd numbers.......
     
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    Good for you, 670 is even.
     
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    Learn to read 7950 not 7970 .......
     
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    Naming choice kinda telling, yeah?

    Mid-range part clocked to be in the higher bracket.

    I still think core ipc is slightly over half-way between 7870 and 7950. As-in, it will probably have 20% on Pitcairn, and 7950 will have 5-<10% on it, but 1.1875 greater clockspeed than 7950 will place it between the 7900 series skus. 5-<10% because of ipc, 6-8% because of memory bandwidth disparity puts 670ti ahead at those clocks.

    I refuse to go by these arbitrary sku clocks when 28nm clocks so ridiculously high, none of the AMD skus seem to be held back substantially by powertune, the ppc on 7970 is so ridiculously small over 7950, and 7950/7870 should be boatloads more efficient while 7970 should be similar-ish to 670ti.

    I'm waiting on power consumption at stock and when overclocked (TPU's specialty, thanks W1z!), and nvidia's clock potential vs AMD on the core and memory controller. Should be interesting vs. 7950 and 7870. I'm especially curious where each will stand when consuming approx. 225w...What I imagine will be the powertune limits for the amd skus and probably much closer to the stock tdp for 670ti.

    nVIDIA are magicians and I just hope people don't want to be...fooled.
     
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    Oh im sorry, where did my comment let on that I criticize the stupid name scheme because I never heard of it before?
    Oh thats right, nowhere.

    Pro tip: think before you post because your comment really is just dumb.
    I am not overwhelm(ed) by anything here, its just a stupid and unnecessary name scheme.
    What they for example did with the 200 series is almost how it should be.
    GTX280, Nvidia makes revision on that card and instead of calling it something stupid like GTX280Ti (which makes it look to most as if its some factory overclocked card like Evga's FTW name scheme) they called it the GTX285, simple and understandable for EVERYONE.
    (seriously there are more people on this planet then you, you might want to think about those).
    Now of course the GTX260 was a complete mess with its 2 revisions and worthless not really rename scheme.

    Again think things through before you comment.
    Your comment is so dumb honestly that it looks like its coming from some blind fanboy who can't handle people criticizing that which he worships.
     
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    +1 well said :)
     
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    If this is true, more important than the 670Ti and nonTi name is the fact that this card will not surpass the 7970 otherwise they would have called it GTX680. On the other hand I expect it to be more than 10% above the 580/7950 at stock clocks based on the specs leaked some time ago and which seem to be more or less right. If they will stick with the rumored price of $300-$350 then AMD has to do some serious adjustments in the price department for the 7900 and 7800 series.
     
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    Looks fine to me, I mean if they push AMD to lower the prices we still can avoid an over 550 USD single GPU (I'm talking about reference).
     
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    +1 Still waiting....
     
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    670ti doesnt sound like a "mid-range part" to me.Even the 570 was considered a higher end part.

    I would say nVidia is releasing this first because its FAST and their yields are decent on it.

    It wont be a good day if Nv releases this and its faster than AMDs best offering :shadedshu

    With that said Nv seems adamant about how fast it is.
     
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    I'm not being argumetative but... where has Nvidia said what the performance for this card will be? All we've had is rumours and hearsay. Nothing official has been released by Nvidia commenting on the specific performance of the GK10'whatever'.

    I challenge Nvidia to make a statement and stop being cowardly dicks.
     
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    TPU say 7890 as the mystery card, so i would not expect über-performance.
     
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