• NVIDIA GTX 680
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Hours before the estimated (22/3/12) release date: [video=youtube;HxXk-iXLjiY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxXk-iXLjiY[/video] [quote]An official video from Nvidia, introducing the [URL="http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/21/2889431/nvidia-geforce-gtx-680-price-rumors"]unannounced GeForce GTX 680[/URL], has leaked on YouTube. The video features [URL="http://blogs.nvidia.com/author/ujesh-desai/"]Nvidia executive Ujesh Desai[/URL], who introduces the new hardware and says that the company "invented some new technology" that goes with the GTX 680 — including "GPU boost," which Desai says converts unused power into increased clock speeds. We're not sure on the specifics of the feature yet, but it sounds like an on the fly method of overclocking. Desai also introduces "TXAA," a new anti-aliasing algorithm that's rumored to significantly boost AA performance. The video also includes features (and the same demo clips) that [URL="http://www.gametrailers.com/video/gdc-2012-tech-demo-walkthrough/727874"]Nvidia demonstrated[/URL] at GDC 2012: a new method of fur simulation that it says can render 100,000 hairs in real time, and PhysX advancements that will allow for real-time object fracturing. Finally, Desai says that the GTX 680 will support 3D Vision Surround and up to four displays with a single card.[/quote] Source: [URL]http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/21/2892124/nvidia-gtx-680-official-video-leaked[/URL] And also, if you're interested: [quote]Nvidia has been really tight lipped on its next generation of PC video cards. The same video cards that are meant to combat AMD’s head start with the HD7970. If an early leaked review from Tom’s Hardware is any indication, the card is well worth the wait. The best part – the wait is only two days.[URL="http://wccftech.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx-680-review-dethrones-hd-7970-edges-gtx-590-benchmarks/"]WCCF Tech[/URL] got a hold of an early review from [URL="http://www.tomshardware.com/"]Tom’s Hardware[/URL] for the GTX 680. The review has since been removed as Nvidia is forcing everybody to remain pretty quiet on their new video card until it launches on March 22. Good thing there are people who grab these things before they’re removed. The review gives us a good look at the performance of the new video card. The GeForce GTX 680 uses the Kepler architecture that is comprised of a GK104 Core that contains 1536 Cuda Cores, 2 GB GDDR5 Memory buffer, a core clock at 1006 MHz and memory that’s clocked to 1.5 GHz. If you don’t understand what any of that means, just know this: the 680 is a beast that completely dominates the AMD HD7970 and the review proves that. According to the review, the GTX 680 has up to 50 percent better performance than AMD’s HD7970 when playing games at 1920×1080 resolution. That performance can fluctuate depending on the machine and the resolution. The leaked review doesn’t make any mention of the other components, but we can assume based on similar reviews that the system was rockin’ an Intel i7 and at least 8 GB of RAM. The funny thing is that the GTX 680 is only ever bested by the GTX 590. That makes sense, however, as the 590 is two GTX 500s working together to create a powerful card. I’m sure Nvidia will release a dual GPU card in the 600 line as well that will smoke the competition. For now though, the 680 appears to be an affordable powerhouse that should appease any gamer’s need for PC gaming. To see additional benchmarks at a 2560×1600 resolution, check out the [URL="http://wccftech.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx-680-review-dethrones-hd-7970-edges-gtx-590-benchmarks/"]leaked review[/URL].[/quote] Source:[URL]http://www.webpronews.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx-680-review-leaked-2012-03[/URL] Latest news also states that the asking price for the card may have dropped from $549 to $499. Personally, I will wait until Hardware Canucks gets a hold of one and reviews it. They have the best unbiased reviews. Nonetheless, I'm excited. In depth Tom's Hardware review: [URL="http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-680-review-benchmark,3161.html"]http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-680-review-benchmark,3161.html[/URL]
[quote]According to the review, the GTX 680 has up to 50 percent better performance than AMD’s HD7970 when playing games at 1920×1080 resolution.[/quote] Damn son.
I just got a 560 Ti and I'm already jealous.
Been waiting for this chipset. Hopefully when the other reviews come in they're also good so I can decide between this or the new ATI series.
It trades blows but generally comes out on top. It's looking like it's 500 dollars though, so I'm looking forward to the oncoming price wars.
It's $509 at the lowest according to the Newegg leak.
I'll take 2, thanks.
Anyone know if EVGA still does the "trade-up" program so long as you pay the difference? I can't seem to find it anywhere.
That TXAA seems interesting.
Way to get me excited while I'm on the toilet.
[QUOTE=insane taco;35241393]I just got a 560 Ti and I'm already jealous.[/QUOTE] I hate it when people say "I just bought a X and I'm jealous that Y is going to be out" when X isn't even the flagship component.
[QUOTE=B!N4RY;35241831]I hate it when people say "I just bought a X and I'm jealous that Y is going to be out" when X isn't even the flagship component.[/QUOTE] or the people who care enough to whine about it, but not enough to take 20 seconds to to google for information before they buy
I want to see the specs of the 680 compared to the 7970 and see if all of this is only about some magical driver from nvidia.
[QUOTE=Superwafflez;35241329]Damn son.[/QUOTE] From what we've seen, it's bull. Unless we're talking the difference between 10 and 15FPS.
[QUOTE=Civil;35241890]I want to see the specs of the 680 compared to the 7970 and see if all of this is only about some magical driver from nvidia.[/QUOTE] Most likely, remember, GPU BOOST, DAT FREE OVERCLOCKING!
[QUOTE=pure.Joseph;35241950]Most likely, remember, GPU BOOST, DAT FREE OVERCLOCKING![/QUOTE] Yeah headroom we had either way! And from what I understood of the video, it overclock when you already have a fine FPS? Wouldn't it be better to just do it when the FPS is low? It doesn't really make all that much sense to me.
[QUOTE=GoDong-DK;35242033]Yeah headroom we had either way! And from what I understood of the video, it overclock when you already have a fine FPS? Wouldn't it be better to just do it when the FPS is low? It doesn't really make all that much sense to me.[/QUOTE] I think, but don't quote me on this, you define an FPS (similar to V-sync) and the GPU will underclock/overclock itself to a certain degree to stay as close to that frame limit as possible, so if choose 60fps and you're playing an intensive game and you're getting 50fps, it will overclock (with the maximum overclock hopefully being a manual setting) itself to try get that 60fps, and if you're playing a less intensive game and getting 150fps, it'll underclock and be less power and heat intensive. I just made this shit up, but it sounds like that's what it does, and it sounds fairly great, especially when you're playing older games without V-sync.
[QUOTE=David Tennant;35242227]I think, but don't quote me on this, you define an FPS (similar to V-sync) and the GPU will underclock/overclock itself to a certain degree to stay as close to that frame limit as possible, so if choose 60fps and you're playing an intensive game and you're getting 50fps, it will overclock (with the maximum overclock hopefully being a manual setting) itself to try get that 60fps, and if you're playing a less intensive game and getting 150fps, it'll underclock and be less power and heat intensive. I just made this shit up, but it sounds like that's what it does, and it sounds fairly great, especially when you're playing older games without V-sync.[/QUOTE] I personally think that this type of feature is great. I don't need 900 fps in half-life 1. Sure, you can just limit your framerate, but your card would still be pulling unnecessary power.
Finally they got surround working on a single card. Now I actually have the option to go green without having to part with at least one limb.
Why couldn't you have just gone for an AMD card if you actually needed surround?
[QUOTE=matte3560;35242335]Finally they got surround working on a single card. Now I actually have the option to go green without having to part with at least one limb.[/QUOTE] This post confused me. The only way it makes says is if I'm to assume that you're talking about three monitors, and NVIDIA only. Because I've had three monitors on my HD 5770 for a year now.
[QUOTE=venn178;35243695]This post confused me. The only way it makes says is if I'm to assume that you're talking about three monitors, and NVIDIA only. Because I've had three monitors on my HD 5770 for a year now.[/QUOTE] Well, Nvidias tech is called Surround. I figured people would be able to understand I was talking about that specifially, since AMDs tech is called Eyefinity, and already works on a single card. I guess not... [editline]22nd March 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Allstone;35243623]Why couldn't you have just gone for an AMD card if you actually needed surround?[/QUOTE] I already have a 5870 (running eyefinity), but in a year or so it will probably need upgrading. I'm holding out for the next generation anyway, but it's nice that Nvidia finally has surround working on single card solutions. That way when the time comes, I can actually pick based on which card is best, and not based on which card can drive 3 monitors at once.
They put up an introducing article [url]http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/introducing-the-geforce-gtx-680-gpu?sf3580958=1/[/url]
[url=http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4622/nvidia_geforce_gtx_680_kepler_2gb_reference_card_video_card_review/index.html]Alternatively, you could just look at the reference card's benchmarks.[/url]
Guess I won't be buying a new car just yet.
apparently it's $679 here in aus damnit :(
[QUOTE=Allstone;35244448][url=http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4622/nvidia_geforce_gtx_680_kepler_2gb_reference_card_video_card_review/index.html]Alternatively, you could just look at the reference card's benchmarks.[/url][/QUOTE] That's a horribly incompetent and painfully biased review. I'd wait for a more professional and/or unbiased review. [editline]22nd March 2012[/editline] Like this one: [URL="http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2401953,00.asp"]http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2401953,00.asp[/URL]
Gonna wait for the 660 Ti, or maybe 560 Ti will go down in price :v:
I guess I'll buy a budget AMD 7770 instead, or something like that. The cheapest I can get it here is 708 USD :(
The 7970 was overpriced anyways, it should have been 449$ at release. Seeing as it overclocks better, hopefully the 680 will push it down there considering it's a little bit faster (well depending on the game of course). I wasn't disappointed with the 7970's 25% over the 580 but seeing at 2900xt>3870>4870 was double the ALU's and this was about 25% more ALUs and 45% over the 6970 it's not surprising Nvidia could easily beat it. The only thing different about this round is that Nvidia doesn't have the massive power problems and can achieve the same performance. But still selling a 294mm2 chip at $500 is crazy.
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