Discussion in 'Hardware' started by GregTheRotter, 17 Feb 2012.
So anyone heard anything when the next gen of Nvidia cards is going to be released??
Really? Your guess is as good as mine mate, most people are saying April is the most likely release date, but remember it will be the High end cards that will be released first, Gtx 680/670 and I would be expect the GTX 680 to cost anywhere between £500-£550 also I read today that Nvidia are getting extremely low yields from TSMC and there 28nm process for various reasons, which could send prices sky rocketing
Digitimes say they are expected in April. Nothing official has been said, but they say they have info from sources in the graphics card industry.
im in the waiting boat too, until either the red or green teams release something decent at the 200-250 quid point... seems i might have a longish wait!
vaguely tempted by a 6970 at the mo as it seems to be coming down in price...
AMD seem to have skipped over Pitcairn to release Cape Verde. I guess for them it's more of a sweet spot than Pitcairn
According to digitimes (link above) we will see Pitcairn next month, and 8 different Kepler cards in April.
More interested in Kepler as am a stickler for EVGA and their ten year warranty. So ideally would like to get something from them.
March 23rd at 9:03:57am GMT*
*This may not be accurate
Will hold you to that
I will say now, if the 680 releases with 2GB Vram, I'm not buying.
The top end card needs 3GB at least now. As true_gamer said, Vram usage hits 2.2GB on BF3 at 1600p with full settings.
New games are only gonna need more and SLI becomes pointless.
Gutted there is no point getting a second 580, set my whole system up for it
I am also waiting for cards in this price range to appear! Kepler in april and the 78** mid march is what i have heard.
If nVidia launch Kepler with 2GB of VRAM, Surround is going to suffer even more than it already is.
these cards won't be cheap. 28nm is still not mature enough.
but having said that, they will be definitely worth waiting for.
my guess is late March / early April for a hard release.
I thought EVGA stopped their ten year warranties?
And I want Kepler, but I think it's going to be far out of my price range. Maybe a second GTX470 would tide me over until I have more money.
Only certain cards have it, my Classified's do but my old stock 580's didn't and why not a 5xx series card secondhand?
Is that an offer of a Classified 580 for £90? lol I doubt any single 5xx series card could match performance of 2 470s. 3 if I manage to get a decent 1366 setup soonish. That is of course excluding the Classified 580s and others in that vein of extremeness.
And ah right, so the top end cards still carry the extended warranty.
haha, no no it is most definitely not ;D I reckon 1 x 580 would be close to 2 470's performance and if your after a good 1366 setup, Aria have the Gigabyte X58A-OC for the £128.99 including delivery http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials...DDR3+PCI-Express+Motherboard+?productId=44485
and there's an I7 950 for sale on the marketplace at the moment for £145 including delivery
Yeah I've seen both of those. Way out of my price range unfortunately I'm hoping for a lower end 1366 setup, with upgrades coming later on.
Sorry for the thread derail lol
You can't get them anywhere other than EVGA themselves. The cards designated with ER have the ten year warranty. IMHO, it's worth the premium just for the fact that a card will usually last three to four years, so by the time that dies, you get a replacement that's easily more powerful that what you started off with.
I think ill just SLI with 580's, since there are no games out there or will be that will stress these new GPU's anywhere close to their capacity, after all unless your eyes can count FPS, the difference wont be noticable unless you have fraps running to let you know lol.
My problem is that I've just ordered a Dell U2711 so I'd rather get something that is more powerful later, than buy one GTX 580 now (as one is pretty much all I can justify after buying the monitor)
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