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Nvidia Next-Gen Kepler GPUs Slated for Q2 2012

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Nvidia's first Kepler graphics cards are now believed to be available in March or April of next year.

Japanese site 4Gamer.net reports that the entry-level GK107 card could be the first model of Nvidia's new 28 nm GPU series and arrive with a 128-bit memory interface as well as GDDR5 memory. The GK106 will follow as a mainstream version and apparently use the same GPU core, but support a 256-bit interface as well as PCI Express 3.0, instead of PCIe 2.0 in the GK107.

A performance version GK104 is due in Q3 and will use a 384-bit memory interface and integrate 1.5 GB of memory. According to 4Gamer.net, the card will deliver a single-precision floating point performance of 2 TFlops. A high-end GK110 apparently scheduled for Q4 uses two GK104 cores and deliver about 4 TFlops while the flagship model GK112 isn't scheduled to be released before 2013 and arrive with a 512-bit GDDR5 interface.

Nvidia declined to confirm the information published by 4Gamer.net.

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    willard , December 5, 2011 11:06 AM
    doronNot when Apple expects you to deliver.

    Since when has Apple been clamoring for better video hardware in their computers? They've only offered generation behind video hardware as long as I can remember, and a quick glance at the Apple store shows that yes, the best card you can get from them is a 5870.

    Put down the fanboy koolaid, Apple doesn't drive the hardware industry.
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    badtaylorx , December 5, 2011 11:06 AM
    im getting the feeling that amd is going to trounce nvidia in this round!!!

    i just hope for a good showing from the gtx 660......

    can you imagine the evil gtx 666 "GLH" (goes like hell) edition
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    makaveli316 , December 5, 2011 1:51 PM
    IndignantSkeptici have no idea why people would care for new PC hardware now. there is no point in getting new PC hardware until shortly after a new generation of game consoles is released.


    Is this a serious question or you're just 14?
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    kooldj , December 5, 2011 10:21 AM
    i think the kepler launch dates predicted by 4Gamer.net are a bit ahead. Infact nvidia has a trend of pursuiting next gen starting with 2 high tier units, later on they add the cutdown versions
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    cmartin011 , December 5, 2011 10:59 AM
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    i think the kepler launch dates predicted by 4Gamer.net are a bit ahead. Infact nvidia has a trend of pursuiting next gen starting with 2 high tier units, later on they add the cutdown versions

    yeah it seem they offer two high end then two low end then one x2 card when there single gpu sollution gets mauled to death but AMD's dual gpu card :) 
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    willard , December 5, 2011 11:06 AM
    doronNot when Apple expects you to deliver.

    Since when has Apple been clamoring for better video hardware in their computers? They've only offered generation behind video hardware as long as I can remember, and a quick glance at the Apple store shows that yes, the best card you can get from them is a 5870.

    Put down the fanboy koolaid, Apple doesn't drive the hardware industry.
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    badtaylorx , December 5, 2011 11:06 AM
    im getting the feeling that amd is going to trounce nvidia in this round!!!

    i just hope for a good showing from the gtx 660......

    can you imagine the evil gtx 666 "GLH" (goes like hell) edition
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    ilysaml , December 5, 2011 11:19 AM
    And too weird that nVidia is not equipped with the XDR2 VRAM and overcoming that with higher memory interface.
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    masterofevil22 , December 5, 2011 11:31 AM
    " before 2013 and arrive with a 512-bit GDDR5 interface."...

    Their going to need it if AMD/ATI use the memory rumored to be in the upcoming 7000 series of graphics cards. Even with a 512bit interface.. i dunno..??
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    de5_Roy , December 5, 2011 11:52 AM
    why isn't nvidia launching the high end flagship gpus first? could it be their yield issue with kepler at tsmc? meanwhile amd seems to be well on track with their products.
    nvidia's vram capacity choice is still weird, why go for 1.5 gb when you can get more from full 2 gb?
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    zanny , December 5, 2011 11:54 AM
    de5_roywhy isn't nvidia launching the high end flagship gpus first? could it be their yield issue with kepler at tsmc? meanwhile amd seems to be well on track with their products.nvidia's vram capacity choice is still weird, why go for 1.5 gb when you can get more from full 2 gb?


    Both AMD and Nvidia will launch around the same time because they are both dependent on TSMC 28 nm silicon. That also is going to be interesting because the best gpu will be a function of who marginalizes profit the most to maximize transistor counts and who has the better architecture. The hardware proper is being made with the same transistors.
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    Anonymous , December 5, 2011 12:09 PM
    il just buy a whole new rig when ivy bridge is out for a month or two ^^
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    FunSurfer , December 5, 2011 12:11 PM
    Quote:
    And too weird that nVidia is not equipped with the XDR2 VRAM and overcoming that with higher memory interface.


    Why too weird? ATI equipped their cards with GDDR5 waaaaay before nVidia. This is quite normal. Or maybe nVidia knows something that we don't?
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    xx_pemdas_xx , December 5, 2011 12:20 PM
    willardSince when has Apple been clamoring for better video hardware in their computers? They've only offered generation behind video hardware as long as I can remember, and a quick glance at the Apple store shows that yes, the best card you can get from them is a 5870.Put down the fanboy koolaid, Apple doesn't drive the hardware industry.


    ROFL ! This statement is so true. In many ways.
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    JOSHSKORN , December 5, 2011 12:22 PM
    Just in time for my Ivy Bridge machine. Awesome! :D 
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    shin0bi272 , December 5, 2011 12:33 PM
    wow this only came out a week and a half ago... way to keep up guys.
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    pro-gamer , December 5, 2011 12:37 PM
    ahhh! Kepler is on his way.
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    nieur , December 5, 2011 12:50 PM
    nice to see nvidia naming their new technologies after great scientist
    just few names Fermi,kepler,Maxwell
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    banthracis , December 5, 2011 12:59 PM
    IndignantSkeptici have no idea why people would care for new PC hardware now. there is no point in getting new PC hardware until shortly after a new generation of game consoles is released.


    Eyefinity setups, 3D setups, or 3D surround setups.

    Not everyone is simply using a single 1080p 60hz screen.
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    atikkur , December 5, 2011 1:14 PM
    IndignantSkeptici have no idea why people would care for new PC hardware now. there is no point in getting new PC hardware until shortly after a new generation of game consoles is released.


    because it is always nice to have a hardware that beyond console or everything else in the earth.. so we can make sure to crank that shit up! to experience the smoothest frame rates. thats the point.
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    verbalizer , December 5, 2011 1:18 PM
    this article is SO LATE NEWS...
    it was here first:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/331651-33-7xxx-series-rumors-technical-data
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