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GTX 590 or 600?

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August 21, 2011 12:25:57 PM

I've been looking around for price speculations of GTX 600 series, and most of them say that the pricing schedule would be similar to the 500 series. If I'm willing to pay for a 590 right now at 699 and 3 months later a 690 comes out at 699 then I'd rather wait. What do you think? Thanks

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August 21, 2011 1:38:41 PM

You are going to be waiting longer than three months. From everything I've read you might wind up waiting 6 months or so at this point.

Just a whole lot we don't know - AMD will be doing good to get SI running by the end of this year, all we know is that nvidia is guarenteed to have NOTHING Kepler related out by the end of this year.

I know how you feel though - I'm running my GTX280, I'm a big fan of nvidia but I don't see myself waiting for Kepler if AMD can make the 7000 series badass and affordable. (i'm on somewhat of a budget - 300ish dollars is about the max I can spend) so for me I'm looking at a GTX570.

I'd like to have something before or around the time Battlefield3 hits - seems less and less likely though.

If you sink all that money into a 590 - expect to only get 1/2 of it back. I suppose it might not matter if you have the scratch to spend 700 dollars on the biggest and baddest though.
a c 333 Î Nvidia
August 21, 2011 4:36:27 PM

Early 2012 is my expectation, but you won't see a dual GPU (~GTX 690) for quite a while after the series debuts with the high-end single GPU (~GTX 680). The question is whether the single GPU GTX 680 will be faster than today's dual GPU GTX 590. In any event, it's a long time to wait.
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August 21, 2011 9:04:25 PM

But price wise, we should see them be priced around the same as the current 500s?
August 21, 2011 9:14:09 PM

Likely so - the launch prices of both series' of cards will probably be somewhere close. Just keep in mind, though, that this is only speculation - until someone from nVidia actually comes out and makes an official announcement, all we can do is guess. And I'd have to guess that when it comes to marketing, pushing the prices much higher would show a lot less return for nVidia.
August 22, 2011 1:28:17 AM

If I get a 580 or 590 right now, can it work in SLI with 670,680, or 690 in the future?
August 22, 2011 1:36:08 AM

Most likely not.
August 22, 2011 1:38:15 AM

^it definitely will not
August 22, 2011 1:56:49 AM

You're probably right, but something weird could happen. Based on everything known and historical precedent, the 6-series cards will not work in tandem with any current cards, though.
August 22, 2011 2:00:31 AM

id bet the farm on it
August 22, 2011 2:20:23 AM

Would you guys be confident in guessing that the 600 series would be market available in less than 6 months? In other words, would you bet your farm on it?
August 22, 2011 6:41:43 AM

Also, if I got for GTX 580's right now, then SLI another one later, how would a dual SLI GTX 580 compare against a GTX 680? Relatively the same?
August 22, 2011 7:01:08 AM

there is no telling until the 600 series is released pal, I bet a single 680 will be about 20% faster then the current 580 but id expect 2 580s in sli to blow away a single 680. Look at 480 sli vs a single 580 or gtx 295 sli vs a single 480, the difference is night and day and unless there are ridiculously huge changes on the Kepler then there is no way a single 680 is beating 580 sli imo. The generation called Maxwell which is supposed to come after Kepler is supposed to have massive performance gains though so we can only speculate for now
August 22, 2011 6:48:23 PM

When you put it like that, I guess I'll go with a 590 then SLI it, or even replace it when 690s come
January 23, 2012 9:01:14 AM

Yep I bet the 680 will only be 20-30% faster than a 580 and then PCie 3.0 is coming out too, PCie 3.0 will be pointless though unless the 680 is like double the speed of a 580 at least and no word from AMD that they're actually supporting it in 2012 anyway. You'll need a PCie 3.0 CPU, MB, and GPU etc.

Too much uncertainty, I'm not throwning all my cash down the drain until all the bits are in place.

And will game makers even bother to programme for it? I'm using 3 way 570 SLI atm, and still nothing out that really uses it all, why do we bother wasting so much cash on these pointless upgrades?
a c 168 Î Nvidia
January 23, 2012 9:02:54 AM

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