First Images of Nvidia GK104 Kepler Card Leaked Online

Chiphell and Expreview published what apparently is a GK104-based card. What we gather from these pictures is that Kepler cards could be huge with potentially high power consumption. About a month ago, we published the full list of Kepler cards ranging from the GTX640 to the GTX690.

Industry rumors suggest that Nvidia is still affected by yield issues as 28 nm output is not where the company would like it to be. However, Nvidia counts on the success of the new technology and recently said during the Q4 earnings call that it expects PC gaming demand to be driven by its "Kepler architecture and new hit games, such as Mass Effect 3 and Diablo III." The company believes that Kepler is strong enough to help Nvidia gain share in the discrete GPU business overall, at the architecture is also lined up for use in supercomputers.

According to reports, the 290 mm2 GK104 chip shown in the pictures will be used in GTX650Ti and GTX 660 graphics cards, which will arrive with 448 and 512 activated stream processors, respectively, as well as a core clock of about 850 and 900 MHz. The first Kepler cards are expected to be announced next month.

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  • phamhlam
    OMG!!! I can't beleive it. It looks SOOO COOL. Look at the performance of that thing. Man it is so fast. It is even soo cool that it doesn't even need a heat sink. /s

    Nvidia needs to stop slacking and bring their chips out or show us some performance numbers.
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  • amk-aka-Phantom
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    expects PC gaming demand to be driven by its "Kepler architecture and new hit games, such as Mass Effect 3


    Expects PC gaming to be driven by a console port that can be maxed out on a $150 graphics card? Yeah, right.
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  • hixbot
    They removed the heatsink, why not remove the thermal compound too? Could it be because they don't want us to see the part number on the GPU?
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  • hixbot
    They removed the heatsink, why not remove the thermal compound too? Could it be because they don't want us to see the part number on the GPU?
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  • phamhlam
    OMG!!! I can't beleive it. It looks SOOO COOL. Look at the performance of that thing. Man it is so fast. It is even soo cool that it doesn't even need a heat sink. /s

    Nvidia needs to stop slacking and bring their chips out or show us some performance numbers.
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  • alikum
    phamhlamOMG!!! I can't beleive it. It looks SOOO COOL. Look at the performance of that thing. Man it is so fast. It is even soo cool that it doesn't even need a heat sink. /sNvidia needs to stop slacking and bring their chips out or show us some performance numbers.

    I seriously LOL to this. Thumbs up :)
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