Go Back   nV News Forums > Graphics Card Forums > NVIDIA GeForce 600 Series

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-22-12, 10:48 PM   #97
i SPY
007
 
i SPY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: You were sayin'
Posts: 290
Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 680 Review and Discussion thread

^
Yeah that demo looks nice, cant wait to try it out

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny C View Post
680 is a mixed bag. I read through a few reviews and it seems like most of the time it's a little faster..and at a cheaper price it's a good card.....but it's not a game changer. I want cards that are 400 bucks for top end. (amd and nV)

Yeah, if it were ~ 320-350€ i might consider it too, but not for ~490-499€ (that's what over 640$ lol

I checked techpowerup review as the last one and i had a hunch its gonna be like that. Its only 16% faster then 580 GTX, Ok it can be little more here and there.. But that made me think for a bit, exactly that's nothing special for next-gen "high-end", same goes for AMD 79x0..
I payed 320€ for mine, ok 250€ -tax (got a good deal) and now to pay 2x more just to have ~15-20% better perf. VS this 570 at 900mhz OC? -_- Im at lower non HD reso anyway..


http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/N...TX_680/27.html

The only thing that made me itch was BF3, but imo that's to be expected. They knew its top sheit and made some tweaks especially for that (Fillrate, FP16 +aa) lol no doubt about that.
But then to have lousy openCL perf. in other stuff and overall "similar cuda mix" like GF114 is a bit lame tradeoff. Yeah they had to make that approach to eliminate no hotclock freq.. but only 8 polymorph 2.0 tessellation engines? at least the same 16 would be nice, esp. for that "high-end" price.






Anyway this looks cool, but its not available in directX API yet..
Quote:



Prior to Kepler, for the GPU to reference a texture, it had to be assigned a “slot” in a fixed-size binding table. The number of slots in that table ultimately limits how many unique textures a shader can read from at run time. Ultimately, a shader was limited to access of just 128 simultaneous textures in Fermi (which aligned with the API limits of DX11).

With bindless textures in Kepler, this additional step isn’t necessary: the shader can reference textures directly in memory, making binding tables obsolete. This effectively eliminates any limits on the number of unique textures that can be used to render a scene: over 1 million unique textures are possible.
Besides dramatically increasing the number of available textures, another added benefit of bindless textures is reduced CPU utilization:

At this time, bindless textures is only exposed in OpenGL. But in the future it’s possible this could be exposed in DirectX via NVAPI, or future versions of DirectX.

//from whitepaper
__________________
intel Q9450 @ 3.656Ghz [1.3875v, LLC off]| GA-X48-DS5 [Memory Enhance: Turbo]|MSi N570GTX TwinFrozrIII OC/PowerEdition|Kingston HyperX 4x2GB PC 8500 @ 1097Mhz [5-5-5-18, 2.25v]| Creative X-FI Pro [SB046A]| Tagan PipeRock 600w [48A]

i SPY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-12, 10:53 PM   #98
knghtwhosaysni
Ni!
 
knghtwhosaysni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 457
Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 680 Review and Discussion thread

I'm not gonna buy a $500 card anytime soon, but do so many people really care about heat and noise? Usually when my card gets noisy it's because I'm gaming and I'm generally using headphones or decently loud speakers then. Heat doesn't matter to me as long as it works.

Eh, just something I notice in all reviews, they tend to give as much weight to heat+noise as performance.
__________________
| i7-2600k | ASUS P8H67-M LE | eVGA GTX 275 1792MB | 8GB 1333mhz | Samsung 830 64GB | Seagate 7200.10 320GB | Seagate 7200.11 1.5TB | Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic | Dell S2209W | Audio-Technica ATH-A700 | Logitech G500 | Logitech Driving Force GT |
knghtwhosaysni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-12, 11:02 PM   #99
MUYA
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 6,795
Send a message via MSN to MUYA
Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 680 Review and Discussion thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by i SPY View Post
^
Yeah that demo looks nice, cant wait to try it out


.. but only 8 polymorph 2.0 tessellation engines? at least the same 16 would be nice, esp. for that "high-end" price.



//from whitepaper
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anandtech
Because NVIDIA still only has a single Polymorph Engine per SMX, the number of Polymorph Engines hasnít been doubled like most of the other hardware in an SMX. Instead the capabilities of the Polymorph Engine itself have been doubled, making each Polymorph Engine 2.0 twice as powerful as a GF114 Polymorph Engine. In absolute terms, this means each Polymorph Engine can now spit out a polygon in 2 cycles, versus 4 cycles on GF114, for a total of 4 polygons/clock across GK104.
Throughput is doubled!
__________________
I5-2500k@4.7GHz - MSI Z77A-GD65 - 4GB X2 A-DATA DDR3 1600 - Corsair H100 - Antec Quatro 850W
Gigabyte Windforce X3 GTX 680 OC - Dell 24" IPS
Intel 320 300 GB SSD - 1 TB Hitachi HDD - 2x 250 GB WD HDD
Corsair K90 - Corsair Venegance 2000 Headset - Razer Naga Epic
Corsair 600T Case
MUYA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-12, 11:27 PM   #100
ViN86
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 15,486
Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 680 Review and Discussion thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Logical View Post
Awesome card but im still not sold yet...Performance is great and when it comes down to it it is the best single GPU on the market....And slightly cheaper than 7970 too. However as slawter said. i cant help but feel that this release is mid range with added features to surpass that of the competition. Im not sure if thats because the rumoured GK110 i have read about isnt far off or because of the restrictive 2GB of mem and 256 bit mem bus in high resolution surround gaming if i do decide to go multi monitor. Bottom line is the performance increase in all games from my GTX285 to GTX680 would be A LOT and i would gain DX11 but am i going to regret getting one if gk100 comes out around 3/4 and is 15-25% faster ?
You can bet we will see GK104 a few months after 8970 launch.
ViN86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-12, 11:30 PM   #101
ViN86
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 15,486
Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 680 Review and Discussion thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by i SPY View Post


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.
ViN86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-12, 11:41 PM   #102
i SPY
007
 
i SPY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: You were sayin'
Posts: 290
Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 680 Review and Discussion thread

^
Maybe they will promote it in that 680GTX tech demo, NV likes openGL tech demos

Quote:
Originally Posted by MUYA View Post
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

Quote:
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
__________________
intel Q9450 @ 3.656Ghz [1.3875v, LLC off]| GA-X48-DS5 [Memory Enhance: Turbo]|MSi N570GTX TwinFrozrIII OC/PowerEdition|Kingston HyperX 4x2GB PC 8500 @ 1097Mhz [5-5-5-18, 2.25v]| Creative X-FI Pro [SB046A]| Tagan PipeRock 600w [48A]

i SPY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-12, 11:51 PM   #103
Shamrock
Royalty gone awry
 
Shamrock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,612
Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 680 Review and Discussion thread

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.
__________________
They're after me Lucky Charms!

AMD Phenom II 955BE
16GB G.Skill Sniper DDR3 1333Mhz
Sapphire Radeon HD 7850
Logitech Z-5300 5.1 THX surround sound
HANNS-G 28" LCD
ZBoard Merc Gaming Keyboard
CoolerMaster HAF-932 Full Tower Case
Windows 7 Pro x64
Shamrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-12, 11:57 PM   #104
Maverick123w
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,841
Send a message via AIM to Maverick123w
Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 680 Review and Discussion thread

Any news on a 670?
Maverick123w is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 03-23-12, 01:53 AM   #105
MUYA
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 6,795
Send a message via MSN to MUYA
Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 680 Review and Discussion thread

680 SLI / Quad SLI
http://translate.google.com/translat...m%2F18875.html

Seems SLI is not scaling that well in all games with Keplars....strange
__________________
I5-2500k@4.7GHz - MSI Z77A-GD65 - 4GB X2 A-DATA DDR3 1600 - Corsair H100 - Antec Quatro 850W
Gigabyte Windforce X3 GTX 680 OC - Dell 24" IPS
Intel 320 300 GB SSD - 1 TB Hitachi HDD - 2x 250 GB WD HDD
Corsair K90 - Corsair Venegance 2000 Headset - Razer Naga Epic
Corsair 600T Case
MUYA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-12, 01:57 AM   #106
MUYA
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 6,795
Send a message via MSN to MUYA
Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 680 Review and Discussion thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by zer0 View Post
i bought my HD7970 here for $666.

imagine the frustration...
/faints

OMFG you crazy pare!
__________________
I5-2500k@4.7GHz - MSI Z77A-GD65 - 4GB X2 A-DATA DDR3 1600 - Corsair H100 - Antec Quatro 850W
Gigabyte Windforce X3 GTX 680 OC - Dell 24" IPS
Intel 320 300 GB SSD - 1 TB Hitachi HDD - 2x 250 GB WD HDD
Corsair K90 - Corsair Venegance 2000 Headset - Razer Naga Epic
Corsair 600T Case
MUYA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-12, 02:08 AM   #107
MUYA
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 6,795
Send a message via MSN to MUYA
Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 680 Review and Discussion thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by zer0 View Post
i know.

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




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

FOR MOTHERNVIDIA!

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!!!
__________________
I5-2500k@4.7GHz - MSI Z77A-GD65 - 4GB X2 A-DATA DDR3 1600 - Corsair H100 - Antec Quatro 850W
Gigabyte Windforce X3 GTX 680 OC - Dell 24" IPS
Intel 320 300 GB SSD - 1 TB Hitachi HDD - 2x 250 GB WD HDD
Corsair K90 - Corsair Venegance 2000 Headset - Razer Naga Epic
Corsair 600T Case
MUYA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-12, 02:12 AM   #108
MUYA
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 6,795
Send a message via MSN to MUYA
Default Re: Official GeForce GTX 680 Review and Discussion thread

Wow cheapest 680 now in HKG is US$512 for Colorful branded 680 GTX
__________________
I5-2500k@4.7GHz - MSI Z77A-GD65 - 4GB X2 A-DATA DDR3 1600 - Corsair H100 - Antec Quatro 850W
Gigabyte Windforce X3 GTX 680 OC - Dell 24" IPS
Intel 320 300 GB SSD - 1 TB Hitachi HDD - 2x 250 GB WD HDD
Corsair K90 - Corsair Venegance 2000 Headset - Razer Naga Epic
Corsair 600T Case
MUYA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2014, nV News.