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Old 01-01-12, 01:55 PM   #145
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LOL...GTX480 launched in may in any sort of quantities, so it was more like 8 months behind, so the last thing you should use is the phantom edition argument, period.


And as far as Kepler is concerned, read this and if it's true, it might be slightly longer than a "couple of months"...Cross your fingers that it isn't.

http://semiaccurate.com/2011/12/30/n...ps-a-year-too/


The official charts from their own conventions tells it all.... Fermi in 2009 and Kepler in 2011...Can you smell the B.S. yet?
No way! Charlie D. posting lies and FUD about NVIDIA?! And after he had the scoop on the 8800GTX having an external power brick and the GTX480 being a limited release,unable to be produced. LOL- you actually read that shill retard?
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Old 01-01-12, 02:39 PM   #146
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No way! Charlie D. posting lies and FUD about NVIDIA?! And after he had the scoop on the 8800GTX having an external power brick and the GTX480 being a limited release,unable to be produced. LOL- you actually read that shill retard?
You did see the charts didn't you?....Those were made by Nvidia themselves, wich(much later) were corrected and 1 year late from the initial timetable.


Can't remember the power brick one for the 8800GTX, but he's not exactly wrong about the GTX480, as it was in production for maybe 6 months before it got replaced by the GTX580, and most reviews stated at the time that it's what the GTX480 should have been from the start..


Bottom line is that your prediction for a high end version of Kepler by march is doubtfull, and i'm putting it as nicely as i can here...
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Old 01-01-12, 05:38 PM   #147
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lol trollo got served...

I am soo excited!! can't wait to get my hands on a 7970!!!...i fear the aus prices will be pretty high though
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Old 01-01-12, 08:38 PM   #148
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I am soo excited!! can't wait to get my hands on a 7970!!!...i fear the aus prices will be pretty high though
Yeah. If they are high in Aussie, they will be high here. It would be good if they are around $700, I would be happy. Can't really see them any cheaper here.
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Old 01-01-12, 09:52 PM   #149
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$700 is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much for a single gpu. not paying that, rather get a gtx580 then tbh..

happy if its around 500-550~.
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$700 is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much for a single gpu. not paying that, rather get a gtx580 then tbh..

happy if its around 500-550~.

There's always the HD7950, wich will sell for 100$ less than the HD7970, going by MSRP pricing of course, and has the advantage over the regular GTX580 of still having 3 GB of ram onboard rather than the 1.5 GB the regular GTX580 comes with, assuming both are pretty close to eachother performance wise of course.
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Might go 7970 single card or 7950 xfire, not sure yet gonna see how it goes.
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Old 01-02-12, 06:13 AM   #152
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$700 is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much for a single gpu. not paying that, rather get a gtx580 then tbh..

happy if its around 500-550~.
I'm talking $NZ. If it was $700 Aussie, it would be 1k here.
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Is it available yet? i was looking around and didn't find any yet
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They're not listed there either. But I'm assuming they'll be around CHF 650. Maybe CHF 700 early on. We also have to pay "extra" for everything here

However, I have absolute no interest in an AMD card.
For you and I it's sort of a moot point anyway. It's not a big upgrade to what we already have, a modest OC gets us half the performance difference of these cards at stock speed. (not to mention we get AO and PhysX, and NVIDIA's superior multi GPU drivers)

For us to get two 7970s would be more of a side grade, basically more of the same with the added inconvenience of waiting for hot fixes on Catalyst drivers.
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You did see the charts didn't you?....Those were made by Nvidia themselves, wich(much later) were corrected and 1 year late from the initial timetable.

Bottom line is that your prediction for a high end version of Kepler by march is doubtfull, and i'm putting it as nicely as i can here...
I didn't actually say March, said a few months, but:

http://www.fudzilla.com/graphics/ite...ace-in-q1-2012

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Multiple sources have confirmed that Kepler, Nvidia’s GT 600 generation, is coming in Q1 2012, but so far we don’t have any better timeframe than that.

We would not be surprised to see Kepler in some form during CES, next week in Las Vegas, at least as a behind-closed-doors presentation for select members of the press and investors.

Sources close to Nvidia and AIB partners are telling us that Kepler is faster than Radeon HD 7970, but of course you would expect them to claim that their upcoming product is better.
Like I said, would be a shame to pay gouger prices in January if you could buy a superior card for the same or less in February or March.

This should be good news for ATi fans as well though, because the price of 7970 will certainly drop after people see the Kepler benchmarks thrashing it.
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I didn't actually say March, said a few months, but:

http://www.fudzilla.com/graphics/ite...ace-in-q1-2012



Like I said, would be a shame to pay gouger prices in January if you could buy a superior card for the same or less in February or March.

This should be good news for ATi fans as well though, because the price of 7970 will certainly drop after people see the Kepler benchmarks thrashing it.

Take it for what it is really(a rumor), but it seems that the first release of the kepler generation will be the midrange card, with the high end version that aims to beat the HD7970 coming out later...No idea on the dual GPU version of kepler to beat the HD7990 being released in early march(march 12th supposedly).


For reference, Nvidia's CEO claimed they have Kepler based prototypes in their labs since november(no specific model stated), while AMD have had Tahiti prototype GPU's( the ones used in the HD7970), since last june, and the cards are only getting launched now(7 months later), and they didn't encounter any problems that required multiple revisions or anything.


So if we apply the same rule for Kepler, assuming it's the high end version they have in their labs right now, then we won't see it on retail until may at the earliest...
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