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Complete Nvidia Kepler GPU Lineup Leaked

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Leaked information has appeared on the internet with first detailed information on the upcoming Nvidia Kepler (GeForce 600) series graphics cards, which are set to release in April/May time frame.

Unlike with the AMD Radeon HD 7000 series, the Nvidia has kept it very quiet with regards to information being leaked on its upcoming Kepler series graphics cards. Website Lenzfire has published specifications for the upcoming Kepler series. As with all leaked information, all unofficial sources should be taken with a grain of salt.

With the chart listed below, we see see the entire lineup of Kepler cards from the flagship Nvidia GTX 690 dual GPU to the GTX 640.  The die size in the higher end GeForce cards are approximately 50 percent larger than that of the AMD Radeon HD 7970 (550mm2 vs 365mm2), while only 30mm2 larger than its GF110 predecessor (GTX 580). 

Model
Die Size
(mm2)
Core Clock MHz
(TBD)
Shader Clock
GHZ
(TBD)
Stream
Processors
SM Count
ROPs
Memory Clock (effective) GDDR5
Bus Width
Memory Bus Width
(GB/s)
GTX690
(2xGK110)

550

~750

~1.5

2x1024

2x32

2x56

4.5 GHz

2x448bit

2x252

GTX680
(GK110)

550

~850

~1.7

1024

32

64

5.5 GHz

512bit

352

GTX670
(GK110)

550

~850

~1.7

896

28

56

5 GHz

448bit

280

GTX660 Ti
(GTX110)

550

~850

~1.7

768

24

48

5 GHz

384bit

240

GTX660
(GK104)

290

~900

~1.8

512

16

32

5.8 GHz

256bit

186

GTX650 Ti
(GK104)

290

~850

~1.7

448

14

28

5.5 GHz

224bit

154

GTX650
(GK106)

155

~900

~1.8

256

8

24

5.5 GHz

192bit

132

GTX640
(GK106)

155

~850

~1.7

192

6

16

5.5 GHz

128bit

88

  

In the chart below, we get details on price points, release dates and expected performance scale compared to current Nvidia GPUs and AMD's HD 7000 series. Based on the performance numbers, the GTX 680 is set to show a 45 percent performance increase over the HD 7970, while the GTX 670 shows a 20 percent improvement. If the numbers are true, this would be a nice win for Nvidia's Kepler against AMD's new Graphics Core Next architecture. The GTX 660 Ti is set to show a 10 percent improvement over the HD 7950 in the current battle of price to performance ratio. Though we don't have estimated performance numbers for AMD's HD 78xx or 77xx series, Nvidia's budget-friendly cards stack up nicely to its current high-end graphics cards.

Model
Bus Interface
Frame Buffer
Transistors (Billion)
Price Point
Release Date
Performance Scale
GTX690

PCIe3.0x16

2x1.75GB

2x6.4B

$999

Q3 2012

N/A

GTX680

PCIe3.0x16

2GB

6.4B

$649

12-Apr

45% > HD7970

GTX670

PCIe3.0x16

1.75GB

6.4B

$499

12-Apr

20% > HD7970

GTX660 TI

PCIe3.0x16

1.5GB

6.4B

$399

Q2/Q3 2012

10% > HD7950

GTX660

PCIe3.0x16

2GB

3.4B

$319

12-Apr

= GTX580

GTX650 TI

PCIe3.0x16

1.75GB

3.4B

$249

Q2/Q3 2012

= GTX570

GTX650

PCIe3.0x16

1.5GB

1.8B

$179

12-May

= GTX560

GTX640

PCIe3.0x16

2GB

1.8B

$139

12-May

= GTX550Ti

  

Do you think Nvidia's Kepler will live up to the alleged performance figures and regain the performance crown from AMD?

Edit: Charts corrected to show MHz for Core Clock

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  • 32 Hide
    Marco925 , February 7, 2012 5:38 PM
    jaber2nVidia VS AMD, nVidia WINS ding ding ding

    Ding ding ding, Fanboi alert..
  • 31 Hide
    campb292 , February 7, 2012 5:24 PM
    I guess I missed the info on why the huge jump in prices happened here: A bit over a year ago the flagship 580 came out at US$499-539. Its dual unit superior was US$699. This "leak" suggests the single GPU flagship is $699, the dual $999. That seems consistent with AMD's large jump in pricing - is no one else bothered by this?
  • 30 Hide
    deathengine , February 7, 2012 5:25 PM
    1k for a video card?
    I think not. I get that these are estimates, but I hope they are not accurate.
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  • 26 Hide
    whimseh , February 7, 2012 5:10 PM
    Exciting!
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    Fuyukazehime , February 7, 2012 5:15 PM
    According to the information provided, we can expect higher power consumption and, of course, it will probably run hot. I'd imagine much more cooling required for these cards, perhaps noisy fans even... one of the recent trademarks of Nvidia sadly =/
  • 26 Hide
    kcorp2003 , February 7, 2012 5:18 PM
    very nice. lulz at console players.
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    tigger888 , February 7, 2012 5:23 PM
    This information seems fishy, Look at the source site, the comentors there don't believe it and + there are no benchmarks, just random numbers people pulled out of their bum. People that don't know better will wait till nvidia card rolls out, and might even be dissapointed. I am guessing that NV might have problem with low yields. Also NV themselves said that they won't be hotclocking their shaders (making them run roughly 2x faster then the geometry domain of the card). So i call fake.
  • 31 Hide
    campb292 , February 7, 2012 5:24 PM
    I guess I missed the info on why the huge jump in prices happened here: A bit over a year ago the flagship 580 came out at US$499-539. Its dual unit superior was US$699. This "leak" suggests the single GPU flagship is $699, the dual $999. That seems consistent with AMD's large jump in pricing - is no one else bothered by this?
  • 30 Hide
    deathengine , February 7, 2012 5:25 PM
    1k for a video card?
    I think not. I get that these are estimates, but I hope they are not accurate.
  • 7 Hide
    Parsian , February 7, 2012 5:27 PM
    512bit on DDR5??? unrealistic. They never been this different. It is better for them to make a card a bit faster but at lower production cost. I think the info is bogus.
  • 20 Hide
    Anonymous , February 7, 2012 5:28 PM
    Ya a GTX660 and GTX640 will have 2GB VRAM, yet a GTX660Ti will have 1.5GB and a GTX670 will have 1.75GB. I call BS.
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    vilenjan , February 7, 2012 5:29 PM
    Well everything being equal, a 7970 die is about 66% of the size of the GTX680. And we know that the 7970 has a TDP of 250W, so unless Nvidia has some insanely good power optimizations overt the 7970 (i don't think it will as the 7970 is pretty damn efficient), we are looking at around 350W TDP for the GTX680, so twin 8 pins with not a whole a lot of OC headroom. Ohh and the card will need a huge cooler, so I am guessing about 12+ inch length or a standard triple slot design. We are going to go back to the 5870 and 480GTX days, sure the 480 was faster, but at what cost...
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    whooleo , February 7, 2012 5:31 PM
    IF this is true, these will be some EXTREMELY powerful cards, just saying....
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    magicandy , February 7, 2012 5:31 PM
    Wow, those are some nasty price points. Everything seems to have jumped up a bracket in price. $500 used to be their flagship single GPU. I guess Nvidia really expects a winner here. OR could it be....

    campb292I guess I missed the info on why the huge jump in prices happened here: A bit over a year ago the flagship 580 came out at US$499-539. Its dual unit superior was US$699. This "leak" suggests the single GPU flagship is $699, the dual $999. That seems consistent with AMD's large jump in pricing - is no one else bothered by this?


    Yep, price fixing at its finest. I remember a year or two back some e-mails between AMD and Nvidia were leaked that showed evidence of them collaborating to fix/inflate GPU prices.
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    de5_Roy , February 7, 2012 5:32 PM
    performance-power efficiency comparison between 78xx vs gtx650ti/650 and 79xx vs 680/670/660ti.....
    if kepler's power consumption is like fermi cards, imo amd will win. sales is another story (nvidia usually makes more money:( )....
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    Parsian , February 7, 2012 5:36 PM
    btw, does the government provide loans for underground isolated nuclear power plant?
  • 32 Hide
    Marco925 , February 7, 2012 5:38 PM
    jaber2nVidia VS AMD, nVidia WINS ding ding ding

    Ding ding ding, Fanboi alert..
  • 5 Hide
    Anonymous , February 7, 2012 5:39 PM
    Anyone notice the clock speed for the core? 3/4 to 9 tenths of a tetrahertz? Dudes proof read your charts.
  • 11 Hide
    sporkimus , February 7, 2012 5:44 PM
    I just want them to start getting the power consumption lower. At the rate we're going, we'll be required to have power supplies running at 1.21 gigawatts in the near future...
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    _Pez_ , February 7, 2012 5:44 PM
    I do not believe those specs.


    550mm2 and 6.4B transistors, that's pretty much but not that effective as ATI Graphics with even smaller die size a powerful chip than the last one.
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    pharoahhalfdead , February 7, 2012 5:45 PM
    "The GTX 680 is set to show a 45 percent performance increase over the HD 7970, while the GTX 670 shows a 20 percent improvement... " speculative numbers anyway.

    AMD pulled quite a marketing scheme by releasing high end cards with extremely conservative clock/memory speeds, that has "High Overclock Potential 25-30%." It sells well to do it like this. You know, release a card with "great potential," then jack up the price so people think they got they're moneys worth. If they wanted they could have easily released these cards with that same overclock back in January.

    Maybe by the time Nvidia releases it's 680, AMD will have done a lil bit of tweaking, and will release overclocked cards that will negate that 20-45% improvement, and bring it down to 0-20%. Oh, 7970 drivers should be optimized by then which will bring that performance down even more.

    I'm not dissing AMD, well, maybe a lil bit.
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