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Top NVIDIA GK104 Part Gets GeForce GTX 670 Ti Branding

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Feb 21, 2012.

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    Ti is there to confuse and allow the card with the pure-bred lineage to garner the press, then hope the unsuspecting to think it rubs off when Nvidia unloading the geldings at the auction.

    They need all those places so they aren’t wasting chips. Instead of binning to lowest geldings for later as SE or something they are: taking even more time sorting the very best for this Ti, then sorting mainstream yields for the middle ground of a variety of levels to OC, while are looking release the lowest chips almost straight away. Similar to the GTX460's, this 670Ti will spawn the Uber, FTW, "Over the Top clocks" in small numbers with astronomical prices, but they'll get to say we bested the 7950. GTX 660 2Gb as general OC's as the volume at a wide range of price points that cover 7870/7850, while then the remains go into an SE or 192-Bit that best the 7770, although still above $230. They can spawn 4 different GK104 variations right from almost day one. The days are gone where a bunch of chips just didn't make the grade.

    I think Nvidia Fermi and now Kepler architecture has more production variances. Now given that TSMC price increase for 28Nm wafers killing the old value of moving to a shrink, Nvidia has no choice but spend more time sorting and binning to get the most from each wafer. Back in the old days the time (investment) it took looking at each chip verse making three sorts probably wasn’t worth the trouble, or wouldn’t generate a large enough number to bring to market. So, today more predicable variants from a wafer, cost prohibitive to just toss say 20%, and probably improve detection and speed of looking at and sorting chips has got us here. From a business standpoint it makes sense.

    It leads to the divide and conquer strategy straight from the get go, in the hope buyers are so confounded that they just submit and pay more as they don't want to be seen as the Fri'er. As now it will be even more befuddling for reviewers to cross check 4 different variations along with the menagerie of AIB models. Because like today, it's getting harder to find specific reviews for a particular AIB offerings. For instance Zotac has six GTX 560 models and there's only one published review I've found W!zzard’s on a AMP edition. The problem is there a couple SKU that now show weekly as “deals”, but as we all know one AIB’s version may not always the cream or value when it gets down to testing like in a "round up" of say five different AIB’s versions. It's harder to spot the lame horse(s) in the herd.

    Come on really they aren't about to blow this, the strategy is to confounded and befuddle with the hope that it will keep a big bunch of folks to fence sit and it's working.
     
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  2. mrthanhnguyen

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    It would be great if 670Ti was at mid $200, and it still performs greater than gtx580 and hd7950.
     
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    I wonder why they have changed the naming scheme from an expected 660 TI to 670 TI. ATI did this in their last gen cards and that was really horrible.

    I guess the GK104 is not the top end card. It should be the GK100 or GK110.
     
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    That price will prolly be unlikely for launch, performance is up in the air as there is just way too much uncertainty and lack of actual info at this point in time.

    As mentioned earlier by someone, i also agree with their reasoning, they are doing it to confuse consumer's. Possibly to get a few extra sale's that wouldn't happen otherwise
     
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    i remember last time, GeForce 6600GT costs much less when released vs the FX 5950 Ultra and 9800XT, the previous high end cards, and performed similarly (if not faster).
     
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    The 670Ti will more likely MSRP for $440 but good luck getting one for anywhere near that ever! They'll be limited Editions (supply) and then as with all the "For the Win Uber clocks" just dry up and disappear.

    Basically they'll be made to get press and say we beat a 7950 with what we call a mid-range offering, while the rest of the segment slugs it out from $270-400.
     
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    And, it has titanium in it!

    That makes it better!
     
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    Srsly there have been so much talk about the GTX 600 serie and Nvidia just takes a dump being late to release so more and more will go to AMD to get a new card.

    ino if it don't come by March/April depending on when i get money to buy a new card i will properly just go with a Sapphire Radeon HD7950 3GB and call it a day.

    bcs i was thinking for a while to just get a GTX580 with 3gb of memory but still if a GTX670 Ti comes out like a month or something after i will feel fucked >.<
     

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