[SA] GK110 aka GTX 680 release date: Late Q3 '12

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  1. blackened23

    blackened23 Diamond Member

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    http://semiaccurate.com/2012/02/07/gk110-tapes-out-at-last/

    Another Charlie article....standard disclaimers apply
     
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  3. Crap Daddy

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    Seems logical and in line with what the rumors suggested until now. So they bet their first money on the GK104 which should fall between Tahiti and Pitcairn. How much it will be able to compete with the 7970 remains to be seen but I expect a fair battle with the 7950 at a very competitive price. Anything better would be exceptionally well for the midrange chip.
     
  4. OILFIELDTRASH

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    Disappointing news. August/September seems way too late. Not really sure it matters anymore though. Heck my overclocked GTX 480 pretty much chews through any game I can throw at it and I just turn down a couple settings and BF3 runs great too. If pc gaming doesn't keep progressing these launches lose more and more importance.
     
  5. Will Robinson

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    LOL:biggrin:
    Actually it looks like the first money went on GK100....R.I.P ;)
     
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    Damn. Well here's hoping the GK104 brings us some good performance for the dollar for us wanting an upgrade but not willing to pull the trigger on the current expensive 79xx series.
     
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    Here's more rumors on the price and specs. Weren't previous x60s released closer to $200? And $1K for a 690, wow.
     
  8. blackened23

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    Thats a copy and paste from lenzfire. That isn't a new rumor. That is called, plagarism without citing original source. And the original source is probably BS.
     
  9. Grooveriding

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    It likely will, $300-$350 for GTX580 performance +/-5%. I think they are playing it smart this time in putting out their mid-range rather than holding out to get out their high-end chip to compete with the 7970. Q3 is pretty poor though if true for their real high end.



    Those are just the same ridiculous lenzfire rumours being re-posted by another site though.
     
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    On the bottom of the charts they do cite Lenzfire. I hadn't seen the chart before.
     
  11. sontin

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    He has no informations. So nothing changed.

    If BigK had his tape-out a few weeks back it will be here around april - july. Look at GF110. Review samples were 1 1/2 months old. And GF110's tape out was not in march 2010...
     
  12. LOL_Wut_Axel

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    This is much more akin to the launch of GF100 than GF110...

    Again, it wouldn't surprise me to see a launch at Q3 or even Q4. That's the price NVIDIA is willing to pay for a huge die and somewhat higher performance.
     
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    Hopefully the Attorney General or whoever handles this stuff nails AMD and Nvidia for price fixing again. These prices fall right into line with each other without affecting the others and still leaves the last gen in a good position.

    Thankfully I have the final say as to what I will and will not pay. As it currently sits I will not buy another gpu at these prices.
     
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    Yeah... no. A new arch on a new process with a 550mm2 die is just asking for horrid yields. I've got to agree with Axel here, even Q3 seems optimistic.
     
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    Wow, if this is true, AMD is going to pillage the **** out of the GPU market for months!
     
  16. GaiaHunter

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    Depends on the specs.

    If NVIDIA is doubling specs while AMD is only increasing ~40% differences might be larger.
     
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    Uhh, what. It takes 6-8 months after average *after* tapeout for a product to be released. Following a tapeout you get engineering samples that go through testing, tweaking and validation. Furthermore, all of Charlie Fermi leaks to my knowledge ended up being correct. Feel free to google and check
     
  18. LOL_Wut_Axel

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    Radeon HD 8000 series...
     
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    A huge chip will NOT make it to release silly on its first spin. No way. More than one spin Will be required. So Sept/Oct is much more likely than April/July.
     
  20. sontin

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    You know that nVidia has Kepler-GPUs since months? That they know how to optimise their process tools? That's the reason why every Fermi Chip after GF100 came with A1 (tape out) to the market.
     
  21. Ajay

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    Well, at least that would explain why Kepler is so late. You can't burn a chip design and then magically recoup the engineering hours that went into producing it.

    NV probably thought they had the inter-connect problem well in hand after the GF110 but it seems like their traditional weakness in process implementation bit them in the behind @ 28nm.

    That, or their 28nm design tools just couldn't accurately emulate crosstalk between interconnects - again.
     
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    So late, fast, hot, noisy, and power hungry. Did I miss anything?
     
  23. 96Firebird

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    OMG, you have a card already? Did you get an engineering sample, or do you work for one of the vendors? Very interested to hear more... :rolleyes:
     
  24. Ajay

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    Maybe GK106 samples, but GK110 as of now is nothing more than an architecture design. If there were samples in the wild we'd know and they would've shown it at recent industry events.

    AMD has a much better grasp than NVIDIA when it comes to launching new GPUs on new process nodes. Now, we don't know if the die size is in fact that big. If it is, don't be surprised if it launches at the end of the year and consumes an astronomical amount of power. Again, NVIDIA is willing to launch products months after if it means they get to retain their single-GPU performance crown at the cost of everything else.
     
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    So you think AMD is going to refresh their Cayman Islands GPU's this year, on the same 28nm node, then come out with their new architecture - Sea Islands - next year, again, on the same 28nm node?

    4870 series debut - 6/25/08
    5870 series debut - 9/23/09
    6970 series debut - 12/15/10

    Hmmmm.....15 months between each new top end GPU. Something tells me AMD is not going to bring out a new lineup of cards anytime soon.