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Did NVIDIA Originally Intend to Call GTX 680 as GTX 670 Ti?

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  1. erocker

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    Considering how many beta/preview drivers the release to the public, they very much care. They seem to work hard at bringing out new drivers to use... I suppose it's the competence of the drivers that I'm concerned with.
     
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    They just made the biggest architecture change since DX10 cards, they are experimenting with new things in the drivers. Obviously the current drivers are far from ready. Don't expect bargain sales of HD 7970 if they are only under 10% behind GTX 680 in performance tho.

    What I am afraid is that both manufacturers are sort of happy with current situation. They make a lot of profit as long as prices remain this high.
     
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    Nvidia might release GK110 as 7xx series sometime early next year, since they already named GK104 as the top-end GPU for the 6xx series. If the rumored specs are true at all, GK110 will be very fast, but also very hot. But at least they now have several months to tweak the card.
     
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    You've hit the nail on the head. It's all adjusted just so to squeeze the most revenue rather than give the best competition. This is where 5 or 6 graphics card companies in genuine hot competition would bring us the best products, not those just tweaked and priced to milk the most from the punters. :rolleyes:
     
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    The problem I see is what about the rest of the lineup? I'm pretty sure they are going to do the same they did the last generation, so GK106 will be half of what GK104 is and GK107 is 1/4 of GK104 (this has been confirmed). The problem with that is, that unless scaling is borked on GK104*, much more so than on Tahiti vs Pitcairn, GK106 will have a very tough time competing at all. I'd imagine that it will be as fast as the GTX560 Ti, which is fine for a GTX550 replacement (which is what it was suposed to be) but it's a very bad replacement for the GTX560 Ti itself, much less competition for Pitcairn. What will they sell in the $250-350 range? Maybe Nvidia just lost the upper-mainstream on their own.

    * And considering what Nvidia achieved with the thing, that's hard to believe.

    GK110 should be ready for August this year, since it taped out in January/February. That's why the situation with it is so complex. ~5 months for a new gen?
     
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    I will try and guess. GK104. NV launched today apparently some Kepler mobile GPUs all based on GK107 and which range from 660M, enthusiast to 640M performance. I expect at least one GTX670Ti, let's say and one GTX670, first for 7950 (350-400$) and the second for 7870 (300-350$) based on GK104.
     
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    thats a short timeframe ,5 months but then that really would be 5 months late, no dig but it is what it is, but that would allow them to appear to the majority as being on their game so, might be wise,

    and imho they are only showing part of their hand, i think they have done an Amazeing job with the silicon they have been passed ,but i honestly believe this chip still isnt quite how they wanted it tobe and the enforced power gateing and clock control is some very very clever way of increasing yields, in my head they had a chip with more shaders per smx and then have per shader redundancy ,ie cut out individual shaders plus the abillity to bin on smx units and the forced abillity to control the power ,so i see a lot of high shader count card varieties all called roughly the same thing but clocked very differently , 680 eco ,R GT GTX GS TI then with reduced SMX take ten off 680 per smx and add prefix per binned clock speed = less free oc all round but a good market spread.
     
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    Well since they claim to be disappointed by SI, and were able to claim the top single-GPU position with a more mid-range GK104, why not just delay GK110 until next gen and call it the GTX 780? There's absolutely no reason to release it so soon and I'm sure that it should be able to do pretty well against what will be AMD's next gen, since from what rumors have said until now is that it will just be a tweaked version of SI with no architectural changes or shrunken manufacturing process. But I guess it's all speculations right now, we'll see what's the case in 5 - 6 months.
     
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    And GK106 for $200? It could be. But forcing 3 cards out of a chip so small... I don't know if that's a good practice.
     
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    Humm...
    If GK110 is possibly ready for August, either the life of the 6xx series is extended and lasts well into AMD's 8xxx series lifetime, or the 6xx series is truncated in its card rollout and the 7xx series quickly takes its place at the high end, before the end of the year.
     
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    The chip is not what they wanted it to be? Wow, AMD can thank God then, because if it had been what Nvidia wanted...

    Power control is there from the very beginning, as is the SMX's, the amount, the way they are etc. It's not something you can change on the fly. It is what it was meant to be from the beginning. Except that it has launched at 1000 Mhz instead of at 950 Mhz which was probably the plan. But then AMd released the "Ghz Edition campaign" and robably Nvidia marketing team started :banghead: "this should have been our idea!!"
     
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    Exactly. Only thing NVIDIA needs to top now is HD 7990 and considering they are the better at perf/w per one GPU now it shouldn't be too hard to beat the HD 7990 with 2x GK104.

    That leaves no need for GK110 now, definately would be logical to sell them as quadros till there is need for ah the new 7xx series.
     
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    Never mind the good practice. That's what NV has. Strangely enough I haven't read one leak concerning GK106 and what's the status. Next in line will be most certain GK107.

    I don't think we'll see any of GK110 until AMD launches the 8000 series. The game is over at the top. Based on how GTX680 looks like - 100% gaming card - the big boy is reserved to teslas and quadros and HPC. It might be that NV is making a clearer distinction between professional and gaming.
     
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    This is why Nvidia will do (hopefully) as they have done in the past and just snip and disable a little here and there on the GK104 and we have a GTX670. :)
     
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    Make that two GTX670.
     
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    though i agree on most of your points ,and deff that AMD got off lightly here , in a way.

    but your deffinately wrong about it having to be designed in from the start ,the shader domain level clocks would have to be designed in but the gpu power gated clocks though most definitely designed in to some degree can easily be added to any card with the right power control circuitry, this i KNow .

    My only point regarding this was not that they added it but that they have had to run tighter volt and temp control then they expected /would have liked IMHO.

    you could easily have designed in 2056 shaders with some expected to fail in every smx ,given the high speed nvidia are running the shaders at this would be intelligent and reasonable design , redundancy is what engineering does . if you pre aligned the shaders you could eliminate particulate damage to a shader array by disableing that and the one for or aft row of shaders pre ,designed in redundancy think 480 but intelligently done to guarantee/optimize yields, it seems to be their main goal.

    create a chip thats capable and very dynamic/flexible
     
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    or the card was just so fast they could get away with bumping it up as it already edges out AMD's current top single GPU card, this is Nvidia, nothing new here lol.

    Dynamic yes, flexible, probably not, It doesn't seem like its another G92.

    The truth of the naming should have been in the prerelease drivers though . . . . .
     
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    My guess is that they'll just add that suffix on for GK110. "GTX 680 TI"
     
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    probably bang on as that would be the stupidest name to name a different gpu , not a dig at you dev guy, i actually agree and all the lower ones are going to be 680 S SE T G P versions right down to 1smx cards:roll:
     
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    could anyone stop talking bullshit :confused:

    in wich kind of planet we live?? do you really think that nvidia probably launch a "gtx 680" (the suposed real one) at 40%~60% more performance than last gen? even this "gtx670 ti" is almost powerful than a gtx590. So, are they some kind of company wich totally destroys last gen of graphics card on performance, making them totally obsolete?

    we live in the kind of planet where the money rules, so all you're trying to understand, and discuss, is a total waste of time.

    i think that, they obviously can't compete with amd at the time amd released it, so they invented all this fantasy (in case of fail), because they didn't know how fast the arquitecture could be. does anybody remember that chart with the 660ti being 10% more powerfull than the 7970? that's some big kind of shit

    do you really belive this crappy marketing strategy?

    i really love this gtx680. but with all this around, makes it unprofessional. too much fanboyism.
     
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    Except waiting for the GK110 would of meant waiting much longer, and giving AMD free reign on the market. They did release 7700, 7800, 7900 series 3 months apart remember? nVIDIA couldn't afford to wait, and if they did, it would be all over the rumor mill that nVIDIA has problems with 28nm, will it beat the 7970, Fermi Part II, etc etc. The card is priced as it is, for what performance you get, and it's well worth it considering its $50 cheaper than the card it beats. Get a clue huh?
     
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    And AMD originally made HD7320 at first, but it turned out to be so powerful they renamed it to HD7970 instead. Do you guys seriously believe these bedtime stories?
     
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    Yes because they saw no threat in AMDs 7970 so they rebranded it as a high end part.
     
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    Sorry to say, I'm still having issues with 120hz on my 7970... so no matter how many beta drivers they release, if they don't fix anything important, it does not count ;) :banghead:
     
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    so when the full sha-bang kepler comes out in August, will it be similar to the gtx 200 vs hd 4000 days? When you pay a f**kload you obliterate the competition?
     

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