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ViN86
03-22-12, 10:30 PM
Anyway this looks cool, but its not available in directX API yet..



//from whitepaper

Has anyone tried RAGE yet? I wonder if this would help the texture loading.

i SPY
03-22-12, 10:41 PM
^
Maybe they will promote it in that 680GTX tech demo, NV likes openGL tech demos :D

Throughput is doubled!

Yeah i know, i've read that review for tech spec., Anandtech always owns at that :)

but you seem to overlook one part


at least the same 16 would be nice, esp. for that "high-end" price.


Well imo it doesnt matter if it has double the throughput, it basically equals "16-18" in 580gtx.. And that's nothing special, not for that price ;p

Idc about power consumption, i want mooar powah in single gpu xD

Shamrock
03-22-12, 10:51 PM
Is this ALL they released? JUST the 680? I can't afford that, I was hoping for other cards to be released too. Looks like it's a 7870 or 7850 for me.

Maverick123w
03-22-12, 10:57 PM
Any news on a 670?

MUYA
03-23-12, 12:53 AM
680 SLI / Quad SLI
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=zh-CN&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.expreview.com%2F18875.html

Seems SLI is not scaling that well in all games with Keplars....strange

MUYA
03-23-12, 12:57 AM
i bought my HD7970 here for $666.

imagine the frustration... :headexplode:

/faints

OMFG you crazy pare!

MUYA
03-23-12, 01:08 AM
i know.

this what happens when i'm broken-hearted. LOL




i don't care anymore... going to get that GTX680 (crazy)

FOR MOTHERNVIDIA! :wonder:

(pb)
HAHAHAHa...well pare what can I say you must be rolling in it! Hehehe say ....u dont need that 7970 any more...send it to me, I will keep in safe! Promise!!!

MUYA
03-23-12, 01:12 AM
Wow cheapest 680 now in HKG is US$512 for Colorful branded 680 GTX

ViN86
03-23-12, 01:22 AM
680 SLI / Quad SLI
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=zh-CN&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.expreview.com%2F18875.html

Seems SLI is not scaling that well in all games with Keplars....strange

Makes sense. Much of Kepler's strength comes from GPU boost. In multi-card configurations, load needs to be balanced correctly or you get stuttering waiting for one card to catch up. Odds are GPU boost doesn't work quite the same in SLI since no two cards will clock the same with power usage.

Another problem with this is that on air, the inside card will be hotter than the outside card, lowering its ability to benefit from GPU boost. So essentially what we are seeing is the "no GPU boost" cards in SLI, compared to the single card.

Looks like good SLI setups will require cards that are water cooled and have comparable OC headroom.

I think a lot of people are missing the fact that at stock speeds, odds are the 680 is equal to or slower than the 7970. The GPU boost is what gives it the single card performance crown.

Redeemed
03-23-12, 01:28 AM
Makes sense. Much of Kepler's strength comes from GPU boost. In multi-card configurations, load needs to be balanced correctly or you get stuttering waiting for one card to catch up. Odds are GPU boost doesn't work quite the same in SLI since no two cards will clock the same with power usage.

Another problem with this is that on air, the inside card will be hotter than the outside card, lowering its ability to benefit from GPU boost. So essentially what we are seeing is the "no GPU boost" cards in SLI, compared to the single card.

Looks like good SLI setups will require cards that are water cooled and have comparable OC headroom.

I think a lot of people are missing the fact that at stock speeds, odds are the 680 is equal to or slower than the 7970. The GPU boost is what gives it the single card performance crown.
HEHEHEH! :lol:

I'm sure nVidia wont allow this to hamper SLi performance. It'll be resolved soon enough. :)

Redeemed
03-23-12, 02:33 AM
Yup- this is the end for AMD. This time next year there will only be Intel and nVidia.

*high fives everybody* :wonder:



:|

Muppet
03-23-12, 04:44 AM
There is one thing I will say about these cards is they are quiet, way more than the 580's were benching.

MUYA
03-23-12, 04:58 AM
http://www.inno3d.com/press/press_2012_03_22/images/press_2012_03_22_10.jpg

Hmm hybrid water and air cooling solution from Inno3D?

Rummy
03-23-12, 05:51 AM
There is one thing I will say about these cards is they are quiet, way more than the 580's were benching.

How is your sli so far with the 680's? How is it scaling?

Muppet
03-23-12, 05:57 AM
How is your sli so far with the 680's? How is it scaling?

Great in banchmarks so far. I have been watching the Rugby League, so haven't tried games, but it's on my list. :)

Logical
03-23-12, 07:04 AM
The EVGA FTW 4GB seems interesting:

-4GB
-dual slot, single fan exhaust cooling solution (yay!)
-lower heat output

Might be worth testing Tri-SLI again with these... Mhh.

At what cost ? Most of the 3GB GTX 580's are still upto 150 more than a GTX680 and for how much performance gain ?

The more i look at it the more i want to wait for the other keplers. Nvidia have a more powerful single GPU solution to be out around fall...maybe it could be a refresh card GTX685 ? either way the rumoured 384 bit memory bus and 4GB GDDR5 memory sound more appealing for a next gen card and no doubt it would scale better in SLI and in multi monitor setups.

Muppet
03-23-12, 07:19 AM
Well just finished some Battlefield 3 and it's so smooth. I can't explain it any other way. Compared to the 580's it like silky smooth.

Maverick123w
03-23-12, 07:36 AM
680 SLI / Quad SLI
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=zh-CN&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.expreview.com%2F18875.html

Seems SLI is not scaling that well in all games with Keplars....strange

Driver issue no doubt

Revs
03-23-12, 07:49 AM
guru3d GeForce GTX 680 SLI review (http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-680-sli-review/)

Ghosthunter
03-23-12, 08:10 AM
Was hoping someone can help out..was thinking of getting GTX 680, but reading elsewhere there is a 4 GB version coming out.

If I only have one single monitor @ 1920x1080 do I need that 4 GB or 2 GB will be fine to say play BF3 in ultra?

I was not planning on doing SLI. I just want to know if I spend $500 will I be able to play everything max right now

Muppet
03-23-12, 08:17 AM
2Gb will be fine for 1080 res. You really only want the 4Gb for triple screens. BF3 runs beautifully with these cards. So much nicer than the Fermi series.

nekrosoft13
03-23-12, 08:45 AM
2GB is more then plenty

ViN86
03-23-12, 08:51 AM
HEHEHEH! :lol:

I'm sure nVidia wont allow this to hamper SLi performance. It'll be resolved soon enough. :)

If as much the 680's performance is as dependent on GPU boost as I suspect, it's not something that's just resolved. It would require running the cards at dangerous levels, potentially decreasing their life span. GPU Boost is the single card's strength, and SLI's weakness.

ViN86
03-23-12, 08:57 AM
Driver issue no doubt

I think that's only one piece of the puzzle.

Makes sense. Much of Kepler's strength comes from GPU boost. In multi-card configurations, load needs to be balanced correctly or you get stuttering waiting for one card to catch up. Odds are GPU boost doesn't work quite the same in SLI since no two cards will clock the same with power usage.

Another problem with this is that on air, the inside card will be hotter than the outside card, lowering its ability to benefit from GPU boost. So essentially what we are seeing is the "no GPU boost" cards in SLI, compared to the single card.

Looks like good SLI setups will require cards that are water cooled and have comparable OC headroom.

I think a lot of people are missing the fact that at stock speeds, odds are the 680 is equal to or slower than the 7970. The GPU boost is what gives it the single card performance crown.

The cards seem to be a clock race atm. GPU boost is really a big part of the 680's dominance.

http://i.imgur.com/1PCLn.jpg

http://vr-zone.com/articles/asus-gtx-680-2gb-overclocking-review-win-some-lose-some/15322-4.html

Also, it seems likely that Nvidia cherry picked review cards. Kyle at [H] saw his card hit 1300MHz! I'm willing to bet no one sees their card do that. Add to that the fact that many people run poorly ventilated cases. :o

Don't get me wrong, the 680 is a nice card, but the game this round is different than before. The two architectures are similar now, so for a comparable number of shaders, we are going to start getting into a clock race.

Ghosthunter
03-23-12, 09:01 AM
2Gb will be fine for 1080 res. You really only want the 4Gb for triple screens. BF3 runs beautifully with these cards. So much nicer than the Fermi series.

Thanks what I needed to know!