While the new Radeon 7000 video cards seem to be launching and garnering headlines on an almost daily basis, it would be foolish to forget that AMD is far from the only 800 lb. gorilla in the discrete graphics room. As regular reader JohnP regularly reminds us, several signs point to Nvidia releasing the Kepler-based GeForce GTX 680 on March 22nd. That's just a couple of days away, so we thought we'd do a quick round-up of the various GTX 680 rumors floating around the web.
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.