Originally Posted by shadow001
Seems that according to this article at VR-zone(sourced from fudzilla), the first Kepler GPU's will ship in mid february, but are intended for notebooks that will be released in april when Intel releases models with ivy bridge chips in them, and there's no mention of the desktop Geforce versions at all, never mind the high end version intended to beat the HD7970.
No comments from me and make up your own minds....
It won't be the "high end" keplers that compete with the 7970- it will be midrange keplers. For NVIDIA to launch a high end part based on a totally new architecture with a measly 15-25% performance increase over last generation is both inconceivable and unprecedented.
There probably is no mention of desktop kepler because NVIDIA doesn't comment on unreleased parts, as always.
Don't worry Shadow, your 7970s will look like a midrange offering and lose $150 -$200 of their value soon enough.