Nvidia Reportedly Working on GTX 580 to Counter Cayman

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dpgdog187

I have always been and AMD/ATI fanboy but recently I picked up a EVGA 9800 GTX+ and was amazed by its overall stability and performance. If this is any indication of how Nvidia plans to take over the market then I'm happy to say that Ill use their cards more often than before but still with a bit of skepticism. The amount of power and heat these things put of is astronomical compared to what I am use to with ATI that I cannot say in the long run that a +10fps is worth the dollar value.

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mortalrage

Sounds like a paper launch like last year....... Then 6 months late on release of fermi.....

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filip007

Announcing it's not the same as releasing it so nVidia you are done and well cooked...

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LatiosXT

Leaked slides suggest that Caymen is going up against the high mid-range cards, i.e. the GeForce GTX 460.

Or... AMD is redoing the Radeon HD5830 because the HD5830 is really a crippled HD5870.

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Biceps

I'm sorry, did I miss an ATI ooops, AMD release? And the new AMD release isn't even replacing their fastest cards (despite the deceptive names), as Nvidia apparently is planning to do. So, while you are right that what you say and what you do are two different things, I'm not understanding how Nvidia is 'done and well cooked'.

Nvidia cards do CUDA, PhysX, and 3D (and you can toss out your hotplate and space heater when you get a 480, so they are also multi-purpose :P

I am a bit of an Nvidia fanboi, but that is because they know graphics.

 

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gendoikari1

From what I know, the AMD series would by 6970>5870>6950>5850, so I think it would replace the high-end.

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SininStyle

whats the release date on the 6970 and 6950 again?

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LatiosXT

512 CUDA Cores doesn't sound reasonable, considering I doubt they would use the GF100 line where it's 32 cores per execution unit but the more efficient GF104 line where it has 48 cores per execution unit. So in that vein, 768 cores does sound possible... but not logical to me. Maybe 576.

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aviaggio

The question is, who will make the small thermonuclear devices necessary to power and cool them?

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JohnP

Too right, mate. By the way, is this the same specifications that the original card was supposed to have? Nvidia never did turn on all the bells and whistles of their original card.

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Biceps

Thanks, needed a good chuckle today.

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crazitrain02

I always enjoyed having my own personal space heater with nVidia cards in Phoenix.

I guess that why I switched to running Crossfire 4870s :)

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Baer

It will be sooooo interesting to see what they both show at CES. I am keeping my GTX 285's untill then. One thing I want to see is the output connections. Will NV match the eyfinity set up allowing three monitors with one high end GPU?

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TommM

...I want to see the comparisons of this $600 card vs. a $400 SLI setup using GTX 460's.

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amay

i guess all those rumors of dual gf104 based parts were just that rumors... i am thinking nVidia will need to die shrink gf110 to increase the number of shaders... gf100 is huge, had yield problems, without going to 28nm gf110 will be huge (even @ 28nm, 40nm is probably unrealistic)

 

sort of reminds me of AMDs strategy for the last couple of years, add more cores and die shrink (with a few tweaks added features) they've been using the same basic gpu architecture since the 2900xt (the 68xx series though is supposed to be new arch)

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