Nvidia's Full Kepler Lineup Leaked to the Web

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headhuntersix

...here's me calling BS. Isn't AMD supposed to win the price/performance battle, while NVIDIA wears the performance crown? So their $500 card is going to beat AMD's $550 card by a solid 20%?

I guess we'll soon find out... Er, scratch that...we'll eventually find out, LOL.

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koodeta

Nvidia Kepler GTX690

750MHz Core clock
2×1.75 GB 4.5GHz GDDR5 Memory
2×1024 Stream Processors
2x448bit Bus Width
Priced at $999

Nvidia Kepler GTX680

850MHz Core clock
2 GB 5.5GHz GDDR5 Memory
1024 Stream Processors
512bit Bus Width
Priced at $649
45% faster than HD 7970

Nvidia Kepler GTX670

850MHz Core clock
1.75 GB 5GHz GDDR5 Memory
896 Stream Processors
448bit Bus Width
Priced at $499
20% faster than HD 7970

Nvidia Kepler GTX660Ti

850MHz Core clock
1.5 GB 5GHz GDDR5 Memory
768 Stream Processors
384bit Bus Width
Priced at $399
10% faster than HD 7950

Nvidia Kepler GTX660

900MHz Core clock
2 GB 5.8GHz GDDR5 Memory
512 Stream Processors
256bit Bus Width
Priced at $319
Performance similar to GTX580

Nvidia Kepler GTX650Ti

850MHz Core clock
1.75 GB 5.5GHz GDDR5 Memory
448 Stream Processors
224bit Bus Width
Priced at $249
Performance similar to GTX570

Nvidia Kepler GTX650

900MHz Core clock
1.5 GB 5.5GHz GDDR5 Memory
256 Stream Processors
192bit Bus Width
Priced at $179
Performance similar to GTX560

Nvidia Kepler GTX640

850MHz Core clock
2 GB 5.5GHz GDDR5 Memory
192 Stream Processors
128bit Bus Width
Priced at $139
Performance similar to GTX550Ti

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davidayo83

The price of these things is getting ridiculous. They flagship single GPU card now costs as much as the previous-gen dual gpu cards....and the GTX 690 is going to cost $1k?!? WTF!!

This reminds me of something....MMO's. Its a never ending cycle of leveling up your gear. The only difference is where MMO's require more and more time...these companies are asking more and more money.

Consumers need to wise up and quite paying these outrageous prices for cards that will be obsolete in no time. What do you think would happen to the prices of these cards if noone bought them?...they would drop like a rock...and they should! This is pure greed.

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aferrara50

for the performance $649 is a pittance. There's no need for a 680 (or more) unless you're running surround or 2560x1600/1440. It's obviously not meant to be a mainstream item. TBH the cards are under priced. The best is the best and doesn't scale 1:1 with $, just like everything else in this world.

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aferrara50

for the performance $649 is a pittance. There's no need for a 680 (or more) unless you're running surround or 2560x1600/1440. It's obviously not meant to be a mainstream item. TBH the cards are under priced. The best is the best and doesn't scale 1:1 with $, just like everything else in this world.

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Nimrod

i bought the 8800GTX(best video card ever) when it first came out for 700$.

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devin3627

okay. imagine two gtx 270s that are $499 each. that makes a gtx 290. if i really wanted to do a SLI setup or buy that all-in-one duel-board videocard.

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devin3627

the GTX 690 is actually two videocards. its a amazing solution if you want to sli your videocards but dont have a motherboard with two pci express slots. it isnt "one" videocard. it is two $500 videocards. the prices will drop eventually. remember when SSDs were $11,000? that exact price is accurate. dual-board videocards is nothing new. i cant believe no one has heard of them.

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LatiosXT

Except you pay $100 more for 45% more performance, if this is actually true. Which is way more than what you could expect at this pricing tier. And welcome to the hardware industry. They've been "price gouging" us since the beginning because they have a "monopoly" on "next-gen parts".

On the flip side... and pulling a number from my rear, if last gen was say gen 10, does this make the HD 7000 series 10.5 and GeForce 600 11? What makes HD8000 if it's supposedly going to be released by the end of the year?

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praetor_alpha

What the hell is up with the "Ti" named parts? I thought that NVidia moved to the simpler model naming scheme to avoid shit like this. Way back when, we had the 260, 280, 285, 290... then they fucked it up with their "260 core 216" BS. Guess they didn't think to call it 265 instead.

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Rift2

I worried about the number of companies that will actually develop games that will use these new cards. So many companies went under or consolidated into EA or THQ.

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xoleras

Those specs are completely fake. Kepler will not have hotclocking,and its humerous that you think some of the parts will have a 224 bit memory bus. Furthermore, the flagship GTX 680 will have a 512 bit bus while the GTX 690 will have a 224 bit bus with 1.75gb vram? Do you idiots even read this crap before you publish it?

Are you feeding into this?

http://www.techpowerup.com/159503/NVIDIA-Engaged-in-PsyOps-Against-HD-7970-Chinese-Forum.html

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devin3627

House is a very good tv show you admire. But listen Angry Videogame Nerd. You need to get out more and learn how real people treat each other. You are probably that jerk in class that puts people down that raise their hands with question. im sure you never heard of a dual-board gpu card. it went right through you.

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Paul_Lilly

Xoleras, you bring up some points I'd like to address, and the comments that run afoul of our Terms & Conditions (specifically, the User Code of Conduct that prohibits posting comments that are "derogatory, demeaning, malicious, defamatory, abusive, offensive or hateful) have been removed. 

As to the leaked specs being fake, that's a possibility, which is why we use words like "supposedly" and link to the sources. In this case, Lenzfire was actually the original source, with Enpreview being one of the first to pick up on the information. We won't know the final specs until Nvidia officially announces them and/or we're able to test the product ourselves and post a review. When the final specs are known, we'll post them. If it turns out that Nvidia was/is, as the TechPowerUp article reports, "deploying shills across forums to shape public opinion about the already-launched HD 7900 series," we'll report that too. In the meantime, leaked info and rumors are all we have to go on, and we're always careful to differentiate these from official information.

Regarding the leaked Kepler specs and the GTX 690 versus GTX 680, I think you misread the numbers. Lenzfire lists the GTX 680 as having a pair of 448-bit buses, not a single 224-bit bus. It wouldn't be unusual for a dual-GPU graphics card to use two GPUs from products beneath the flagship single-GPU card. Of course, we won't know for sure until Nvidia officially launches its Kepler line.

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SleepyCatChris

"Furthermore, the flagship GTX 680 will have a 512 bit bus while the GTX 690 will have a 224 bit bus with 1.75gb vram? Do you idiots even read this crap before you publish it?"

Someone made the same comment on the linked EXPreview linked article, and I still don't get it.

The chart says 2x448 bit for bus and 2x1.75GB for VRAM for the 690. Where are you getting "224 bit bus" and "1.75GB for VRAM"?

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starfury

Yeah, I have a GTX480 I am waiting to upgrade. Just waiting to see some benchmarks on the new 600's.

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SleepyCatChris

45%/20% faster at what?

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FrancesTheMute

Looking more and more like April or shortly thereafter I'll be building a replacement for my X58/GTX460 system. Ivy Bridge and a GTX 680!

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MastaGuy

Hopefully this brings down the cost of the 500 series because I want to build a budget gaming PC

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JohnP

I was wondering when NVidia was going to "leak" some of AMD's thunder. It was just too quiet out there. Now the the FUD is there, let's see if Kepler really delivers. I expect to see "leaked" benchmarks to back up these claims in the next couple of weeks, no longer than March 1st.

I can wait until April for a new graphics card as I want to do Ivy Bridge to 4 computers at the same time.

If NVidia does do a KO on AMD's lineup, AMD is going to completely give up on the high end ANYTHING as it already is no longer competing in the high end CPU market (according to some reports).

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warptek2010

I'll believe that when software developers en masse (other than 1 or 2 game titles) develop their software to take full advantage of said high end parts market. So far there has been very little need to upgrade from mid tier parts like an AMD 6 core processor to anything high end. If you're basing this on just benchmark scores... we run software on computers not benchmarks.

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JohnP

I could give a damn about high end graphics benchmarks. Its all abut the games and how well they can be played on my rig. That said, my large monitor (or possibly groups of monitors in the future) is starting to tax my GTX 580 card right now so I am looking for some headroom. AMD's present solution is not a large enough jump to warrant the extra cost. Perhaps NVidia will be...
One interesting possibility will be when developers start to tap into the APU capabilities of the graphics cores for home use. Parallel computing and number crunching par excellance.

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Jaeger_CDN

I'm waiting for them to release a stable WHQL driver that doesn't give me TDR's on my 560 Ti instead of a whole new card line. Hasn't been a official release since Oct of last year

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Airheadq

Try the older 275.33 or the new 290.XX drivers. None of them gave me any TDR issues at all on my 560Ti.

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B.A.Frayd

Those performance numbers sound like pure marketing BS, and if it sounds like a vacuum cleaner, I'll pass.

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cmasupra

The days of $500 giving you the top-of-the-line single GPU card are over. $650 for the GTX 680. I was hoping to replace my GTX 480 with a Kepler card, but I'll have to see how much of a performance increase the cheaper Kepler cards are compared to the 480.

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THE_REAL_MAVERICK

Wait till April? I'd rather pick up the ATI card now and let their drivers improve by the time the Nvidia parts come out to be comparable anyway. Nothing too exciting here to me.

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Hey.That_Dude

I'll believe it when i see it. Thanks anyway.

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