If this is true, then expect it to be about 50% faster than a HD7970. The above picture shows the huge jump in performance between the current GTX 580 and the next-gen GTX 780, using a Core i7-3960X as a test system, running at 2560×1600 resolution with both AA and AF enabled. Your eyes aren’t deceiving you — that looks like double the performance. Recently some specs of NVIDIA’s next-generation GPU, codenamed "Kepler", are leaked by 3DCenter. Here comes two Kepler GPUs——GK100 and GK104. According to the source, their core frequency and Shader frequency are expected to keep in the same level. GK100 features 1500 CUDA Cores, GDDR 5 memory with memory interface of 512-bit, the performance is close to the dual-core GeForce GTX 590, it’s scheduled to debut in Q2 2012. While GK104 features 1000 CUDA Cores, GDDR 5 memory with memory interface of 256-bit/384-bit as well as core/Shader frequency of over 1GHz, the performance is likely to be slightly higher than that of GeForce GTX 580, it’s expected to arrive in January or February 2012.