The world of technology is really a series of chess matches between various rivals, each one making moves based on a playing board created by the other, all in an attempt to gain an edge and, if possible, declare checkmate (without running afoul of antitrust laws, of course). Two of the bigger participants are AMD and Nvidia, and to counter AMD's recent Radeon HD 7000 series launch, Nvidia may opt to release its upcoming GeForce GTX 680 graphics card a month early.
Chinese website ChipHell.com is reporting that Nvidia is pulling back the GTX 680's release from March or April and will launch the card sometime in February. It's nothing more than a rumor at this point, though ChipHell forum member Napoleon has a pretty strong track record when it comes to leaked information, VR-Zone says.
That said, the GTX 680 is supposed to offer similar performance to AMD's Radeon HD 7970, currently the fastest single GPU videocard on the planet. The card's clockspeed is rumored to be 780MHz, and is said to have 2GB of memory. It will be the first card based on Nvidia's 28nm "Kepler" architecture.