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NVIDIA Kepler Inbound for March-April

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NVIDIA's next high-performance GPU that will attempt to restore NVIDIA's performance leadership in the consumer graphics segment, under the GeForce Kepler family, is slated for a March-April launch, according to a VR-Zone report. At CES 2012, NVIDIA focused on its Tegra product line, and demonstrated its applications in smartphones, tablets, and even automotives, but chose to avoid talking about its GeForce family.

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Good... I want to make the switch from AMD to Nvidia... AMD not cutting it anymore...
 
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Can't wait because then I can finally decide whether to go for another 580 or get Kepler.
 
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Can't wait because then I can finally decide whether to go for another 580 or get Kepler.
If it's about on par for what the 6970->7970 transition was, it will be a hard call.

I personally am waiting for the launch of Kepler to get a new GPU. If it's good, I will get the "670" level GPU more than likely, or wait for a 560Ti level GPU. Waiting cannot hurt since AMD only has their top tier GPU out in limited supply now anyway, and I want to see how well Kepler does against that. If Kepler isn't as huge a gain or is too pricey for the performance, I might be stuck with another AMD purchase despite hoping for an Nvidia :x
 
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Was hoping for a little sooner but this gives me something to look forward to. Going to ride out my GTX470 till the new 28nm gpus dust settles.
 
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After seeing what the 7970 can do (impressive over clocking, stays cool, etc...), I am hoping that Nvidia will try and take the "Fastest single GPU" title:)
 

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Hm.

I might change back to nVidia if price and performance is right.
I'm over the problem I had with nVidia a while back which made me go back to ATi.
 
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Got my 2 6870, gave no performance increase over my 5970.

And to get a decent increase in performance from 6XXX to 7XXX you need to over clock...

Kinda stupid...

Nvidia always seems to come back with an impressive card each series, so I want to try them for a change.
 
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@ Aceman

LOL, a 5970 was a high end product, and then you go with 6870s? Which were low end of the next gen, which was almost the same speed, of course you wouldn't see any increase dummy. It's possible to even see a decrease in performance due to a smaller amount of VRAM, and even worse: micro-stutter.

On topic: When do you guys think we'll see some benchies? CANNOT wait. Been wanting to upgrade, and want to see if nVidia idd has something better to offer than the former ATI team atm.
 
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So it's ok for a company to crap out same performance cards each series?
 

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So it's ok for a company to crap out same performance cards each series?
Has been done since the dawn of time in both camps. It's why we have to read up on cards before we buy them.
 

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HD 6870 is supposed to be the successor of the HD 5770, a midrange card, and the whole HD 6000 series (northern islands) being an optimized version of the evergreen series (HD 5000).
Kinda like the HD 2900XT to HD 3870 or GeForce 8 series to 9 series (wherein there is no massive difference in performance vs having a completely new architecture/die process such as GeForce 7 to GeForce 8 or X1000 series to HD 2000/HD 3000 series)
 
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Got my 2 6870, gave no performance increase over my 5970.

And to get a decent increase in performance from 6XXX to 7XXX you need to over clock...

Kinda stupid...

Nvidia always seems to come back with an impressive card each series, so I want to try them for a change.
Really dude? You went from a High End Card to a low end card. So yeah, you lost performance. 5970 was a beast! Did it die on you?

I would have kept the 5970 till the 7 series came out and then if I didn't have the money for a high end 7 series, I'd still keep it over a mid-low range 7 series card.

Just FYI, 6870s were meant to compete with a 5850-5870. You literally might has well downgraded to one of those.
 
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So if the 780 is better then 7970 who wants to buy mine :roll:
 
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HD 6870 is supposed to be the successor of the HD 5770, a midrange card, and the whole HD 6000 series (northern islands) being an optimized version of the evergreen series (HD 5000).
Kinda like the HD 2900XT to HD 3870 or GeForce 8 series to 9 series (wherein there is no massive difference in performance vs having a completely new architecture/die process such as GeForce 7 to GeForce 8 or X1000 series to HD 2000/HD 3000 series)
I upgraded from 5970 to 2 6870's
1. Because my 5970 had freeze/crash issues
2. Because I thought the 6870 in crossfire would've had a decent performance increase over my 5970. Because the 5970 was basically 2 5870's strapped onto one board I thought the 2 6870's would be the equivalent just better performance...
 
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Got my 2 6870, gave no performance increase over my 5970.

And to get a decent increase in performance from 6XXX to 7XXX you need to over clock...

Kinda stupid...

Nvidia always seems to come back with an impressive card each series, so I want to try them for a change.

The 6870 was about on par with a 5850., so buying two gave you the performance of a 5970 which was effectively 2x 5850 clocked 5870's.

You were fooled by AMD's naming nonsense whereby as Viper said, the 6870 was the 5770 'upgrade'. The 6950 was the new 5850. So to get the logical step up, you should have bought two 6950's.

However, it's not your fault as logically you'd assume a 'x'850 part would have been high end given the 5850/70 cards that came before. You fell into the very intentional and scummy graphics card renaming scheme tha both AMD and NV do.
 
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I upgraded from 5970 to 2 6870's
1. Because my 5970 had freeze/crash issues
2. Because I thought the 6870 in crossfire would've had a decent performance increase over my 5970. Because the 5970 was basically 2 5870's strapped onto one board I thought the 2 6870's would be the equivalent just better performance...
sorry but you where wrong there about par :nutkick:
 
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The 6870 was about on par with a 5850., so buying two gave you the performance of a 5970 which was effectively 2x 5850 clocked 5870's.

You were fooled by AMD's naming nonsense whereby as Viper said, the 6870 was the 5770 'upgrade'. The 6950 was the new 5850. So to get the logical step up, you should have bought two 6950's.

However, it's not your fault as logically you'd assume a 'x'850 part would have been high end given the 5850/70 cards that came before. You fell into the very intentional and scummy graphics card renaming scheme tha both AMD and NV do.
Thank you... I'm not a smart person when it comes to these naming schemes but yes I assumed the x870 was still the high end cards... Obviously ATI love to keep the consumer out of the loop.
 
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Ultra High End - HD 6990 - HD 5970
High End - HD 6970/6950 - HD 5870/5850
Mid Range - HD 6870/6850 - HD 5770/5750

Yes, AMD's model naming scheme changed since the HD 6000 series, and the usual rebranding stuff that is getting common these days.

oh wait, getting too much OT lol.

Im eagerly awaiting results of GTX 760 tests >8]
I only go for midrange lol
 
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They went up by 100 for the 6 series. So to match it up you had to subtract 100 from the 6 series and that is what it compared to the 5 Series.