You have all seen and heard the rumors for months now about Nvidia’s upcoming GPU code named Kepler. When we got the call that Nvidia was inviting editors out to San Francisco to show us what they have been working on we jumped at the chance to finally put the rumors to rest and see what they really had up their sleeve. Today we can finally tell you all the gory details and dig into the performance of Nvidia’s latest flagship video card. Will it be the fastest single GPU card in the world? We finally find out!
Wingless92 wrote: I would wait for the 4gb cards. Might as well, double the frame buffer is always a good idea.
Hrm... you'd need to clarify that all up for me before I'd give a real serious reply but just quickly and to keep it all in context of what I was sayin' earlier, a frame buffer has zero to do with frame rate on today's graphics cards due to its negligible size - it's a small drop in a huge bucket. The (primary) frame buffer is a static reserved area in VRAM based upon the currently selected monitor resolution and color depth. The GPU streams the frame buffer to the monitor (or monitors) once per VSYNC strobe, regardless of whether you have VSYNC delay turned on in your game. So frame buffer really doesn't effect frame rate.
Wingless92 wrote: When I had my Surround setup I know if I would have had another 3gb EVGA Classified card I would have seen better FPS with the bigger frame buffer. The game would run better with the more that it can load into the buffer. Also, now that i'm on a 30in 2560x1600 panel its still pushing the GPU's really hard. Once the 580's come down I'm going to do a third.
jj_Sky5000 wrote: The price is the most shocking & they have left the door open as well, with teh lower power consumption!!!! I think i will be adding Keplers to my collection!!!
Wingless92 wrote: Anyone else look over on Newegg and see that PNY was trolling and asking $20 more for their cards? I'll take EVGA until they go downhill which I hope will be never.
According to the live stream over at pcper yesterday.... the nvidia rep said that the compute performance is going to be more focused on the Quattro line as a way to differentiate the two lines of cards. Its sad.
THUMPer wrote: Wheres the GPU Compute performance? After all, Nvidia created the GPGPU market and CUDA programming environment. NV can tweak their drivers for games and benchmarks, that's obvious, but they shat where they sleep.
AMD needs to bring their prices down or they won't sell anything. I would like to see more info on the gpu boost.
Yeah, they really crippled the 680 to force people to buy there $1200 card. AMD looks good for compute if that's what you want to do.
L0rdG1gabyt3 wrote: According to the live stream over at pcper yesterday.... the nvidia rep said that the compute performance is going to be more focused on the Quattro line as a way to differentiate the two lines of cards. Its sad.
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