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NVIDIA to Launch GeForce GTX 690 Before May 5

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#26
if one orients the nV logo right side up, then its like this...
not sure it the teaser shows the front end of the card or somewhere in the middle...



also, screws seem exposed.. maybe part of the shroud is removed intentionally?
 
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It reminds me of the Gainward
 
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Personally I still think that the GTX680 has far better availability than most people think, it's just being sold faster than what can be supplied.

I have no scientific or definite way of knowing that but I've been noticing this: the total number of reviews made for the HD7970 in Newegg is 352 and the GTX680 has 190. I don't think one card has a larger percentage of cards reviewed than the other, I think the pecentage of users that rate their card is the same for both brands, so that IMO is a non-completely-trivial guidance of the relative number of cards sold, and that more or less half as many GTX680's have been sold compared to HD7970. Considering the HD7970 has been selling for 3 more months, even if it's not a fact, I think the numbers are something to think about.
 
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paper launch 100% sure.
 
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This means no more GTX 685
 
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Well if they failed to account for higher demand per head in the U.S. than Europe, that counts as mis-distribution in my books. Unless you mean higher than expected demand.
Mis-distribution? Certainly! You taking Europe as a 1 solid thing? Don't do that. Why?
Well, /me being in Europe. And I also tried to get two of GTX680s, yet in my country distributors only got their first pieces last week. And only in extremely small quantities. Using some connections, last week, I could have got myself put on a "waiting list" for those cards. Here, the demand from retailers was extreme. And not to mention, at that time, one GTX680 here being $660-$700 (depending on the brand; was calculated with the exchange rate which was on that very day). I decided to wait a little /____/
TL;DR - In Europe, supply varies greatly, depending on the region.
 
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if one orients the nV logo right side up, then its like this...
not sure it the teaser shows the front end of the card or somewhere in the middle...

also, screws seem exposed.. maybe part of the shroud is removed intentionally?
Are those two Alienware logos? Please tell me I am wrong :eek:
 
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If you have to wonder, you probably can't afford it.:laugh::roll:
Not very nice Newt. :(

However..lol...
Finally looks like upgrade time is coming again. I always try to skip a generation. Still running my 5850. It's still kicking AZZ too. I had no reason to upgrade.. :love: overclocking/overvolting..lol
 
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:eek:
for that price you should have non reference board, nice cooler and some oc
but i guess thats ok since its for enthusiast market ;)
 

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Hell more like Lame Ass Sauce, Sorry your not paying for 2 PCBs with 1 chip on them each.


so 110 is the next gen of GPUs and 104 is the current gen. Makes sense.

IDK if AMD or NV will have product refreshes
 
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well considering a theoretical 7990 would be at least 850 dollars
would I pay 999 for a 690, . . . . . nope

would i pay 850 for a 7990 . . . . . nope

whether its AMD or Nvidia I seem to stop caring after 700 bucks
 

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well considering a theoretical 7990 would be at least 850 dollars
would I pay 999 for a 690, . . . . . nope

would i pay 850 for a 7990 . . . . . nope

whether its AMD or Nvidia I seem to stop caring after 700 bucks
I agree with you on that, 400 For a videocard or CPU is the max I will pay.
 
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#42
Secondly, they may well be stockpiling GK104s for this part. This would explain some of the lack of availability, too.

Thirdly, this product will be very expensive. They're not going to sell loads, at least at first. Even with two GK104s on board, it's not going to be a major hit to GK104 demand.
Why are they stockpiling if they are not going to sell loads ?
 
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Personally I still think that the GTX680 has far better availability than most people think, it's just being sold faster than what can be supplied...
I'd agree with the premise. Everyone that I know of that really wanted the card(s) has managed to source it whether by retail/etail or through scalpers eBay (who generally have multiple sellers each with multiple cards to sell).
I live in New Zealand -basically the last stop on your way to Antarctica- and if you're prepared to pay the new tax and the extortionate 15% goods and services tax, you can walk into any of the larger electronics outlets and pick up the card ( such as the vanilla EVGA)
 
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Why are they stockpiling if they are not going to sell loads ?
If they won't be selling loads, they won't be stockpiling loads. Simple.

That said, both of those were just possible reasons to doubt the prevailing logic of "this card for sure will be totally unavailable" - I didn't mean them necessarily to be taken in combination.
 
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I can't wait to see this card. If it's $1,000.00 My heart will be broken. I'm too poor for that.
 
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no i don't. haven't heard anything on new products from nvidia since kepler launch
Ok that says a bunch!

While in the USA I don't believe there's been any GTX680's sold since the few that sold-out in just hours after release. Someone’s high if they think Nvidia has given everything to EU and short changed North America. There no significant number over there... there's none here! Now Nvidia tells you they've enough to put two on one PCB for grand, and there are guys here diluted enough to think Nvidia will stock shelves with a dual card first. :banghead:

I think is that Nvidia went with TSMC 28Nm HP HkMG process and now they have big problems! AMD went with the traditional 28Nm LP process and while had same initial issues with 28Nm production since after the Chinese New Year AMD has been getting good Tahiti parts and on track for now for Pitcairn.
 
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While in the USA I don't believe there's been any GTX680's sold since the few that sold-out in just hours after release. Someone’s high if they think Nvidia has given everything to EU and short changed North America
Your premise is that no GTX 680 has been sold in the U.S. since launch day and that EU can't be any better ? Someone's high alright.
[Random timestamped U.S.forum member post]

I'd say that demand in the U.S. exceeds availability by a fair margin since most people on forums seem to be getting theirs via Newegg and EVGA (as examples) via incoming stock notifications. My take is that stock is minimal (rather than your zero) and because of slow allocation of GPU's, Nvidia have given their blessing for non reference vendor boards from the start in order to keep the channel supplied in a more timely manner.

I'm going to guess that your argument is that "Auto Notify" means no stock, and stock on the shelves means the card isn't selling well- well here's a selection to help with the second half of the argument:
Palit (reference) board at Scan -in stock
Gainward (reference) board at Scan- in stock
Gainward Phantom at Scan -in stock
PoV watercooled at Scan - in stock
Gigabyte (reference) board at OCUK - in stock
KFA2 (Galaxy) reference board at OCUK- in stock
Gainward (reference) board at OCUK -in stock
PoV watercooled at OCUK -in stock
OCUK branded ref. board at OCUK -in stock
MSI OC TF at OCUK -in stock
Gainward OC at OCUK in stock
Gainward Phantom at OCUK in stock

So it would seem that if you are correct and the U.S. is better/equally served in relation to the EU there must be sales in the U.S. since obviously the links are showing cards that have been released after the initial launch ( Phantom, TwinFrozr, PoV/TGT)

I would assume that if any of the links move from "in stock" to "pre-order" that sales are being made...so either your assumption that the U.S. stock situation is no worse than the EU's is false, or your assumption that there have been no sales other than those of launch day is
 

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is what? Kindly Inform us if you can please because what Wizzard is saying is pretty truthful
 
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Can you buy a Gainward card and have them ship to the US? I have never seen one over here for sale.