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RumorTT: NVIDIA Kepler GPU lineup leaked!

RumorTT: Leaked lineup of NVIDIA Kepler GPUs, GeForce 600-series here we come!
By Anthony Garreffa from Feb 7, 2012 @ 22:34 CST

Salt, here take it. Let's get onto the goss! Leaked information has floated up from the depths of the Internet from Lenzfire, where they've published some specifications for the upcoming GeForce 600-series. I'll say it again, here's your salt.




This news has me excited. Lenzfire's sources claim that NVIDIA's Kepler GTX680 should be up to 45-percent faster than AMD's fastest Radeon HD 7970 GPU. The interesting part here is that the GeForce GTX680 is said to have just 2GB of RAM, compared to the 7970's 3GB, and is still 45-percent faster. What helps here is the GTX680 reportedly has twice as many stream processors, and backed up by the entire Kepler range being PCI-E 3.0 compliant.


The GeForce GTX680 will reportedly launch with a $649 price, so for just $100 more, you're getting a Team Green card that is 45-percent faster. This could be some very dangerous news for AMD. On a different note, specs of a dual-GPU Kepler-based card are here too.


Keep in mind, that the specs, whilst impressive... could be dominated quite early into their life as AMD are already working on their revised GCN-based HD 8000-series of GPUs. This could be why AMD jumped the gun and released them ahead of NVIDIA.


NVIDIA's Kepler GTX690 will reportedly sport a 750MHz Core clock, 2x1.75GB of GDDR5 at 4.5GHz, 2x1024 Stream Processors, 2x448-bit Bus Width and priced at an epic, ball-smashing $999. The best single-GPU, Kepler GTX680 will reportedly sport an 850MHz Core, 2GB of GDDR5 at 5GHz, 1024 Stream Processors, 512-bit bus, and $649 as its price tag.


Here's the breakdown of details:


NVIDIA Kepler GTX690 (dual-GPU)


Core: 750MHz

RAM: 2x1.75GB (3.5GB total) GDDR5 @ 4.5GHz

Stream Processors: 2x1024

Bus: 2x448-bit

Price: $999

Relative speed: (N/A)

Release: Q3 2012


NVIDIA Kepler GTX680


Core: 850MHz


Stream Processors: 1024

Bus: 512-bit

Price: $649

Relative Speed: ~45-percent faster than HD 7970

Release: April 2012


NVIDIA Kepler GTX670


Core: 850MHz

RAM: 1.75GB GDDR5 @ 5GHz

Stream Processors: 896

Bus: 448-bit

Price: $499

Relative Speed: ~20-percent faster than HD 7970

Release: April 2012


NVIDIA Kepler GTX660Ti


Core: 850MHz

RAM: 1.5GB GDDR5 @ 5GHz

Stream Processors: 768

Bus: 384-bit

Price: $399

Relative Speed: ~10-percent faster than HD 7950

Release: Q2/Q3 2012


NVIDIA Kepler GTX660


Core: 900MHz

RAM: 2GB GDDR5 @ 5.8GHz

Stream Processors: 512

Bus: 256-bit

Price: $319

Relative Speed: ~similar to GTX580

Release: April 2012




Core: 850MHz

RAM: 1.75GB GDDR5 @ 5.5GHz

Stream Processors: 448

Bus: 224-bit

Price: $249

Relative Speed: ~similar to GTX570

Release: Q2/Q3 2012


NVIDIA Kepler GTX650


Core: 900MHz

RAM: 1.5GB GDDR5 @ 5.5GHz

Stream Processors: 256

Bus: 192-bit

Price: $179

Relative Speed: ~10-percent faster than GTX560

Release: May 2012


NVIDIA Kepler GTX640


Core: 850MHz

RAM: 2GB GDDR5 @ 5.5GHz

Stream Processors: 192

Bus: 128-bit

Price: $139

Relative Speed: ~similar to GTX550Ti

Release: May 2012


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