Saturday, November 26th 2011

NVIDIA GeForce Kepler Roadmap Compiled

2012-13 promises to be a period of big graphics product launches, centric to a new DirectX version, DirectX 11.1, which will ship with Microsoft's next major Windows version (currently referred to as Windows 8). Information compiled by and tables what NVIDIA's next-generation graphics family could look like, and around what time it could be released to market. With its next-generation GeForce Kepler family of GPUs, NVIDIA will follow a sensible bottom-up product release model, to ensure that it isn't met with any technical hurdles with TSMC's new 28 nm manufacturing process, and so it could launch GPUs with increasingly higher transistor counts, till its top-of-the-line GPU is outed.

The first GPU in NVIDIA's pipeline is the GeForce Kepler 107 (GK107), on which will be based entry thru lower-mainstream SKUs. The data doesn't reveal things like core counts, but points out that GK107 will have a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, will use the current-generation PCI-Express 2.0 bus, will be built on the 28 nm process, and will support DirectX 11.1. This will be followed by the GK106, on which "sweet-spot" SKUs could be based. This will be NVIDIA's first PCI-Express 3.0 compliant GPU, it will have a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface.
Moving further up, there is GK104, NVIDIA's high-performance (≠ high-end) GPU. Think of it as NVIDIA's equivalent of AMD's "one high-performance GPU to rule them all" approach. GK104 will have a zesty 384-bit GDDR5 memory interface, and will support PCIe 3.0. NVIDIA's fastest product for 2012, codenamed GK110, will use two of these GK104 GPUs to give you an SLI-on-a-stick solution. Finally in 2013, when TSMC's 28 nm process will have achieved a certain degree of maturity, NVIDIA will launch a monolithic high-end GPU, the GK112. This one will feature a massive 512-bit GDDR5 memory interface.Source:
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Trackr said:
Holy Shit!

So, there aren't going to be new high-end GPUs for a YEAR!

Everyone (including me) who waited for Kepler in Q4 2011 is going to be upset..

Okay, so..

GK112 = GTX 685/780
GK110 = GTX 690
GK104 = GTX 680
GK106 = GTX 650/660
GK107 = GTX 630/640

It's a bit confusing in terms of performance.

They have the GK104 lined up with the GTX 570, but it's the single most powerful core of the new 2012 line-up, so it has to be the GTX 680.

Then, assuming the GTX 690 is the successor to the 590, the 512-bit GK112 will be called GTX 685 or GTX 780.
No the GK112 will be the next high end single GPU making it a 680 not a 685 or 690 those product names are for dual GPU based cards, Which would put the GK110 being the next dual based card would be a 675 because its released after the single version of that chip which would be a 670.

GK112 = GTX 780
GK110 = GTX 675
GK104 = GTX 670
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