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Nvidia 600 series rumors.

Discussion in Hardware Hangout started by Gladius, Mar 16, 2012

  1. Feb 8, 2012
    Lately ALOT of rumors have been going around about the 600 series (some even jumping to the conclusion Nvidia was jumping to the 700 series) Friend found this on Fudzilla today.


    The benchmarks themselves (warning: in Chinese or something ><)


    The whole 7970 vs 680 debated can't be pressed too hard with these due to the GPU boost the 680 has. Small tweaks to the 7970 would probably put it higher fps wise on some games. I'm not really looking at that though. I'm more amazed by the jump the 680 has vs the 580. It was A LOT higher than I was expecting. As a Nvidia fan boy though, im praying these benchmarks are real.

    edit: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Nvidia-Kepler-GeForce-GTX680-gpu,15012.html

    The comparison for the 680 vs 580 vs 7970 for bf3 is just amazing.

    edit2: A video testing the new gpu

  2. Dec 6, 2011
    Since I'm waiting for the 680, I'm fucking hyped about this shit! Although, when they say that the 680 is 45% better than the 7970, they're stretching the truth..... a LOT. In 90% of games it's probably 15-20% better. Possibly the 45% better than the 7970 in just 1-2 games, but that's about it. Even though these truths are a stretched quite a bit, I'm still going to go for the 680. Plus, I'm hoping to buy one that looks like that all black one in the pictures :shock:

    Anybody else waiting for this series to release?
  3. Feb 8, 2012
    Ya, 45% seems like a REALLY long stretch. 500 series already starting to dip in price as well.
  4. Dec 6, 2011
    Yea, I can't believe they dropped almost $100 in a day. Although, they were supposed to drop to about $450 once the 7970's came out, because they blew the 580's away. Pretty poor play by Nvidia. Since 580's are only $400 now, I may just invest in one, instead of a 680. The price/performance ratio is better than the 7950's and 7970's now too.
  5. Feb 8, 2012
  6. Dec 6, 2011
    Oh dude, the pricing is already out. $649 for the 680. And even though the 690 is far down the road, from previous series' dual GPU cards, you can say it'll be $950-$1,000. Basically two underclocked 680's squeezed into one. Funny thing is, this will be so overpowered it's going to be just outright sick. One 690 should be able to run three 1920x1080 monitors at max settings for any game. Shit, come to think of it, the 680 might even be able to do that.
  7. Feb 8, 2012
    690 is gonna be straight overkill. I'm wondering about stuff like the 650-660. I can see the 650-660 being better than the 580. This new kepler shit sounds really intense.
  8. Dec 6, 2011
    Remember most is talk, and in the Tom's Hardware link you posted, it showed the 680 being only 20% better in most games, with a 40% increase in only BF3.

    And holy shit, I don't know how I missed it but look at what they said in the last sentence of their article in the same link you posted:
    There is no official pricing for the card but early reports has it falling around $500 dollars. Stay tuned for more coming soon!

    Though, they most likely mean $550-$600. I honestly doubt they'd sell 680's at $500 flat, that'd be insane.
  9. Feb 8, 2012
    If they sell a 680's @ 500 bucks.... i'm buying two LOL
  10. Aug 18, 2006
    It's supposed to be ~$400-450 at launch. May be a little higher initially because of supply and demand. GK104 is supposed to be a mid-range part, and benchmarks put it at up to ~20% faster than a 7970, and keep in mind, these are with early drivers. Once drivers mature, we'll see even more performance (this definitely was the case for Fermi)
  11. Dec 6, 2011
    THE HELL @Ray , WHERE ARE YOU GETTING THESE NUMBERS FROM, YOUR MAKING ME GO INSANE!!! AHH! $400, even $450 and I'll shave every inch of hair on my body!

    Oh and as for the driver's part, remember the 7970 drivers are newer too, so it'll probably even out. I don't know that's just my guess.
  12. Feb 8, 2012
    400 sounds a bit cheap tbh. I'm still gonna keep my expectations around 500-650. As for drivers...Nvidia drivers > AMD drivers, simple as that. All in all the Kepler architecture just sounds fucking amazing. I can't wait!
  13. Jan 7, 2009
    If they are going to be around $450-500, I am going to have to SERIOUSLY consider buying one. And by SERIOUSLY, I mean I'll even scrape up loose change from in couches and under vending machines just to get one.
    Though, as others have said, I wouldn't be surprised if they end up in the $550-650 range. :frownbig:
  14. Dec 6, 2011
    With the benchmarks you see now, don't expect them to be under $600. I mean, c'mon, look at the 6970 vs. the 580. Over a $100-$125 difference. Yes, even though I know it's going to happen, I'm still going to be pissed. I most likely will just pick up a 670 for the $475-$525 they price it for.
  15. Feb 8, 2012
    Ya, if the 680 is too much i'm sure the 660-670's will also be amazing.
  16. Dec 6, 2011
    My thoughts? 670 will be just a little better than the 580, and the 660 will be just a little better than the 570. I can't wait for April 12th, though, too bad I won't get my paycheck needed to buy the card I want until May 4th. Unless I go for something under $500. Then it'll be April 20th (if Newegg doesn't sell out the second they're released...)
  17. Feb 8, 2012
    Don't even bother the first couple weeks. If its anything like the 7970's they'll be gone within an hour.
  18. Dec 6, 2011
    Well, as I mentioned above with me waiting for my paycheck, I'll probably add more time onto May 4th, so I can decide what card I want, based on benchmarks that are released. I honestly cannot wait to see what Nvidia's bringing to the table.
  19. Jan 8, 2012
    Lol buying new video cards everytime one comes out -_- buy one after it comes out 6 months down the road and is 300$ cheaper. Extra money for more stuff! :grin:
  20. Dec 6, 2011
    The cards don't drop too much, only until the next series comes out down the road, when more demanding games are out @s3th . Hell, the 6970 was released at what, $379 or so? It stayed at $350 or so up until just recently when the 7000 series came out.