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    Default Nvidia Kepler vs AMD GCN

    A lot of people have been asking about Kepler/GK104, and we finally have some hard information. Unfortunately, we can’t post it or certain classes of moles go extinct, but there are some things we can say.

    The short story is that Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) will win this round on just about every metric, some more than others. Look for late March or early April availability, with volumes being the major concern at first. GK104 cards seen by SemiAccurate all look very polished and complete, far from rough prototypes or “Puppies“. A2 silicon is now back from TSMC, and that will likely be the production stepping barring any last second hitches. Currently, there aren’t any.


    For the doubters, both of the current cards we saw have two DVI plugs on the bottom, one HDMI, and one DP with a half slot cooling grate on one of the two slot end plates. The chip is quite small, and has 8 GDDR5 chips meaning a 256-bit bus/2GB standard, and several other features we can’t talk about yet due to differences between the cards seen. These items won’t change the outcome though, Nvidia wins, handily.
    http://semiaccurate.com/2012/01/19/n...-clear-winner/

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    Default Re: Nvidia Kepler vs AMD GCN

    So good,....AMD can lower prices to stay relevant in the market after NVIDIA releases these God Cards.
    I see nothing bad about the AMD 7970's and would love to own some of them for a decent price.

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    Default Re: Nvidia Kepler vs AMD GCN

    Why would you love to own the slower GPU ?

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    Default Re: Nvidia Kepler vs AMD GCN

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Why would you love to own the slower GPU ?
    The "slower GPU" is not so slow is it? I want it for a cheaper price, and that may happen when NVIDIA releases something that's much faster.

    I just can't afford GPU's at 5 and 6 hundred bucks a pop. I'm retired.

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    Default Re: Nvidia Kepler vs AMD GCN

    Why would you want a slower car, Stan? Go buy a Bugatti Veyron! Don't settle for anything less.

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    Default Re: Nvidia Kepler vs AMD GCN

    I would sell both of my HD6970's if two of these Kepler cards would actually run games at full specs at 5260 x 1080 resolution. Currently playing through Crysis 2 with the Hi-res texture pack, and the DX11 ultimate patch, and can run fully maxed out on one monitor, but have to turn everything down to "high" settings (3 settings below "Ultimate") when running all three monitors. And here I was, hoping that my 6970's could handle it.... guess not.
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    Default Re: Nvidia Kepler vs AMD GCN

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Why would you love to own the slower GPU ?
    Think leaks like this are meant to stop the Nvidia bleeding because of the 7970.

    Really wish Keplar was in the same time frame as AMD on the top cards as would go with the strongest
    one out there as price compatible.

    Alot of 570-590 people going for the 7970 and aren't going to dump them when Kepler comes out even if it is a better card.

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