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Graphics Any idea when Kepler going to be released?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by GregTheRotter, 17 Feb 2012.

  1. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Multimodder

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    Don't SLI your 580. Please don't waste your money.

    1.5GB VRAM is about perfect for the power available with a single 580... 2 of them is pointless, you run out of RAM. Would only be worth it if you had 2 3GB 580s.
     
  2. AoE

    AoE What's a Dremel?

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    will take this on board, perhaps il sell my current one soon and get a 590 haha
     
  3. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Multimodder

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    A 2GB GTX 560ti might be worth a shout, as you can always get a second and get the full benefit of both cards at 2560 x 1440...
     
  4. GregTheRotter

    GregTheRotter Minimodder

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    Yeah but if I can avoid SLI I will. I'd rather have a single card if pos.
     
  5. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Multimodder

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    Fair enough, then the best single GPU + highest VRAM version of said GPU you can afford :thumb:
     
  6. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Well no as that has exactly the same problem as GTX580 1.5GB SLI only it is slower.
     
  7. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Multimodder

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    The 590 has 3GB so would run better than 580 sli 1.5
     
  8. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    No it doesn't it has 1.5GB per GPU just like the GTX580 1.5GB.

    In the same way a HD6990 doesn't have 4GB of memory.
     
  9. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Multimodder

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    Never knew that! No point in a 590 either then
     
  10. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Yup SLI on a stick just like the GTX295/9800GX2 and 7950GX2 before it.
     
  11. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Multimodder

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    I just pray that Nvidia has seen what BF3 does to VRAM usage and has acted accordingly.
    AMD have done the decent thing...

    I will be very tempted in a 7970 or 2 if the 680 drops with 2GB
     
  12. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Blame the confusion of dual-GPU card VRAM on manufacturers, retailers and (to some degree) reviewers who fail to point out that each GPU has its own VRAM and it's not a shared pool of VRAM.

    Think of SLI/CrossFireX VRAM usage like RAID1 and HDDs. :)
     
  13. fingerbob69

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    So that would be a 3gb 580 or a 7950 or a 7970.... whichever suites your pocket best...assuming no irrational like or dislike regarding the colour the card comes dressed in!
     
  14. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    sounds like nvidia is launching the mid and lower range parts first...still dont see it happening by april, maybe a paper launch
     
  15. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Multimodder

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    I have 3 other rigs I 'service' besides my own. 2 of said rigs have AMD cards, an HD4870 + 5xxx something - dislike regarding colour it aint.

    Performance/Noise/Heat are the most important things for me but drivers/software are big factors. I would always prefer not to install CCC if I can help it.
     
  16. AoE

    AoE What's a Dremel?

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    has nvidia actually confirmed Keplar this year? not including the little marketing presentation they give with the details of timeframe of GPU cuda cores???
     
  17. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    nope...not a thing... most recent "roadmap" i saw showed the low and mid-range chips due mid-year...but how reliable that was...
     
  18. AoE

    AoE What's a Dremel?

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    There is not a dicky bird about keplar on the nvidia forums, not even much threads talking about it, whos to say this isnt just a cleaver marketing bluff for get folk to hold off buying ATI's gear? You would think with something due mid year there would at least be a press release already or a sneak peak. Sounds more like the end of 2012.
     
  19. MjFrosty

    MjFrosty What's a Dremel?

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    Sorry but please don't post dribble like this, it's really misleading. I have two 1.5GB 580s and the performance difference is quite noticeable, to the point where certain settings would be unusable without.

    I appreciate that you may not have used SLi with them, but you're very wrong.


    Kepler's flagship isn't due till Q3-4 of 2012 now. The 670Ti is due late march.
     
  20. dead beat

    dead beat Rippin six 4 life

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    I'm becoming increasingly tempted by two or three 7970's, as this Kepler business seems to be dragging on. I need 3GB Vram!
     

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