Introducing the GeForce GTX 680!
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[quote][font="Trebuchet MS"][color=#76b900][b][size="4"]From Fermi to Kepler[/size][/b][/color]
Every two years or so, NVIDIA engineers set out to design a new architecture for its GPUs, or graphics processing units. The architecture defines a GPU's building blocks, how they're connected, and how they work. The architecture is the basis not just for a single chip but a family of chips that serves a whole spectrum of systems, from high performance PCs to wafer thin notebooks, from medical workstations to supercomputers. It is the blueprint for every NVIDIA GPU for the next two years.

Just over two years ago, NVIDIA launched the Fermi architecture with the GeForce GTX 480. Named after the Italian nuclear physicist Enrico Fermi, this new architecture brought two key advancements. First, it brought full geometry processing to the GPU, enabling a key DirectX 11 technique called tessellation with displacement mapping. Used in games such as Battlefield 3 and Crysis 2, this technique greatly improves the geometric realism of water, terrain, and game characters. Second, Fermi greatly improved the GPU's performance in general computation, and today, Fermi GPUs power three out of five supercomputers in the world.

Today, NVIDIA is launching Kepler, the much anticipated successor to the Fermi architecture. With Kepler we wanted not only to build the world's fastest GPU, but also the world's most power efficient. Feature wise, we added new technologies that fundamentally improve the smoothness of each frame and the richness of the overall experience.[/font][/quote]

Read on at [url="http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/introducing-the-geforce-gtx-680-gpu/"]GeForce.com[/url]!
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From Fermi to Kepler

Every two years or so, NVIDIA engineers set out to design a new architecture for its GPUs, or graphics processing units. The architecture defines a GPU's building blocks, how they're connected, and how they work. The architecture is the basis not just for a single chip but a family of chips that serves a whole spectrum of systems, from high performance PCs to wafer thin notebooks, from medical workstations to supercomputers. It is the blueprint for every NVIDIA GPU for the next two years.



Just over two years ago, NVIDIA launched the Fermi architecture with the GeForce GTX 480. Named after the Italian nuclear physicist Enrico Fermi, this new architecture brought two key advancements. First, it brought full geometry processing to the GPU, enabling a key DirectX 11 technique called tessellation with displacement mapping. Used in games such as Battlefield 3 and Crysis 2, this technique greatly improves the geometric realism of water, terrain, and game characters. Second, Fermi greatly improved the GPU's performance in general computation, and today, Fermi GPUs power three out of five supercomputers in the world.



Today, NVIDIA is launching Kepler, the much anticipated successor to the Fermi architecture. With Kepler we wanted not only to build the world's fastest GPU, but also the world's most power efficient. Feature wise, we added new technologies that fundamentally improve the smoothness of each frame and the richness of the overall experience.




Read on at GeForce.com!

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#1
Posted 03/22/2012 01:00 PM   
Yay! Finally! Now I need to put fund saving into high gear :D
Yay! Finally! Now I need to put fund saving into high gear :D

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#2
Posted 03/22/2012 01:06 PM   
Yes.

Now, we are waiting for the announce of 3DTVPlay 2 with 1080p60 SBS / TopBottom and 1080p30 FramePacking.

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Yes.



Now, we are waiting for the announce of 3DTVPlay 2 with 1080p60 SBS / TopBottom and 1080p30 FramePacking.



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#3
Posted 03/22/2012 02:29 PM   
This is relevant to my interests.
This is relevant to my interests.

#4
Posted 03/22/2012 04:00 PM   
Whao!! only 550Watts PSU requirement!! How Awesome is that!!
Whao!! only 550Watts PSU requirement!! How Awesome is that!!
well im happy with the results. not only it performs well at every level it also does it while drawing low power. impressive indeex. too bad i wont be building a computer anytime soon. all i have now is my sony laptop running linux.
im thinking this and haswell next year for me.
well im happy with the results. not only it performs well at every level it also does it while drawing low power. impressive indeex. too bad i wont be building a computer anytime soon. all i have now is my sony laptop running linux.

im thinking this and haswell next year for me.

#6
Posted 03/22/2012 04:40 PM   
Any new about the GTX 780??
Any new about the GTX 780??

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#7
Posted 03/22/2012 05:19 PM   
Any chance there will be a 4gb version out any soon? Nvidia geforce claimed there wouldnt be one on their facebook page, can any of you confirm this?
Any chance there will be a 4gb version out any soon? Nvidia geforce claimed there wouldnt be one on their facebook page, can any of you confirm this?

#8
Posted 03/22/2012 06:43 PM   
[quote name='inconvenient' date='22 March 2012 - 02:43 PM' timestamp='1332441800' post='1386402']
Any chance there will be a 4gb version out any soon? Nvidia geforce claimed there wouldnt be one on their facebook page, can any of you confirm this?
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Nvidia will not be making one, but the AIBs are modding one up.
[quote name='inconvenient' date='22 March 2012 - 02:43 PM' timestamp='1332441800' post='1386402']

Any chance there will be a 4gb version out any soon? Nvidia geforce claimed there wouldnt be one on their facebook page, can any of you confirm this?





Nvidia will not be making one, but the AIBs are modding one up.

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#9
Posted 03/22/2012 06:50 PM   
Finally!
*whips out wallet*
Finally!

*whips out wallet*

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#10
Posted 03/22/2012 07:14 PM   
[quote name='inconvenient' date='22 March 2012 - 06:43 PM' timestamp='1332441800' post='1386402']
Any chance there will be a 4gb version out any soon? Nvidia geforce claimed there wouldnt be one on their facebook page, can any of you confirm this?
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I'm sure they will follow, much like the 3GB 580 cards - but this is up to the card manufacturers (EVGA, MSI etc.) as the NVIDIA reference design is 2GB obviously.

EDIT. Sorry bLuDrGn, didn't see you there /pinch.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':pinch:' />
[quote name='inconvenient' date='22 March 2012 - 06:43 PM' timestamp='1332441800' post='1386402']

Any chance there will be a 4gb version out any soon? Nvidia geforce claimed there wouldnt be one on their facebook page, can any of you confirm this?





I'm sure they will follow, much like the 3GB 580 cards - but this is up to the card manufacturers (EVGA, MSI etc.) as the NVIDIA reference design is 2GB obviously.



EDIT. Sorry bLuDrGn, didn't see you there /pinch.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':pinch:' />

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#11
Posted 03/22/2012 08:47 PM   
EVGA has a FTW 4GB model coming soon. I'm waiting on that one myself.
EVGA has a FTW 4GB model coming soon. I'm waiting on that one myself.

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#12
Posted 03/22/2012 10:30 PM   
Congrats Nvidia on the new card. I'll wait for a while before buying. Don't want to spend money on early adopter's tax :D
Congrats Nvidia on the new card. I'll wait for a while before buying. Don't want to spend money on early adopter's tax :D

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#13
Posted 03/22/2012 11:17 PM   
Geez this card is awesome, such a powerhouse without even taking that much power!

However, I will probably skip out on this card because my GTX 480 OC SLI will still serve me well in todays games... however a little birdie told me about a certain dual gpu card that will make its way through when I am ready to upgrade.

Also very excited about being able to force FXAA in games through the control panel for those games where I just need a little bit more performance or the ones that have bad anti-aliasing support. TXAA and adaptive-vsync are something very nice to look forward too as well because I just can't play games without vsync (urgh tearing...).
Geez this card is awesome, such a powerhouse without even taking that much power!



However, I will probably skip out on this card because my GTX 480 OC SLI will still serve me well in todays games... however a little birdie told me about a certain dual gpu card that will make its way through when I am ready to upgrade.



Also very excited about being able to force FXAA in games through the control panel for those games where I just need a little bit more performance or the ones that have bad anti-aliasing support. TXAA and adaptive-vsync are something very nice to look forward too as well because I just can't play games without vsync (urgh tearing...).

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#14
Posted 03/23/2012 03:49 AM   
[quote name='Pelter' date='22 March 2012 - 09:49 PM' timestamp='1332474573' post='1386652']
Geez this card is awesome, such a powerhouse without even taking that much power!

However, I will probably skip out on this card because my GTX 480 OC SLI will still serve me well in todays games... however a little birdie told me about a certain dual gpu card that will make its way through when I am ready to upgrade.

Also very excited about being able to force FXAA in games through the control panel for those games where I just need a little bit more performance or the ones that have bad anti-aliasing support. TXAA and adaptive-vsync are something very nice to look forward too as well because I just can't play games without vsync (urgh tearing...).
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The reason to upgrade for someone like yourself would be power savings. The GTX 680 out performs a 480 by a good percentage, but it's the power draw that's a really impressive difference. 2 680s probably draw about 50% more power than a SINGLE GTX 480 at max load vs. max load. THAT is what's REALLY impressive.

So if you think about it that way, what you save on your power bill by switching will likely pay for the upgrade in a few months, depending on how often you game.
[quote name='Pelter' date='22 March 2012 - 09:49 PM' timestamp='1332474573' post='1386652']

Geez this card is awesome, such a powerhouse without even taking that much power!



However, I will probably skip out on this card because my GTX 480 OC SLI will still serve me well in todays games... however a little birdie told me about a certain dual gpu card that will make its way through when I am ready to upgrade.



Also very excited about being able to force FXAA in games through the control panel for those games where I just need a little bit more performance or the ones that have bad anti-aliasing support. TXAA and adaptive-vsync are something very nice to look forward too as well because I just can't play games without vsync (urgh tearing...).





The reason to upgrade for someone like yourself would be power savings. The GTX 680 out performs a 480 by a good percentage, but it's the power draw that's a really impressive difference. 2 680s probably draw about 50% more power than a SINGLE GTX 480 at max load vs. max load. THAT is what's REALLY impressive.



So if you think about it that way, what you save on your power bill by switching will likely pay for the upgrade in a few months, depending on how often you game.



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#15
Posted 03/25/2012 10:16 AM   
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