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Complete Nvidia Kepler GPU Lineup Leaked

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). 

ModelDie Size(mm2)Core Clock MHz(TBD)Shader ClockGHZ(TBD)Stream ProcessorsSM CountROPsMemory Clock (effective) GDDR5Bus WidthMemory Bus Width(GB/s)
GTX690(2xGK110)550~750~1.52x10242x322x564.5 GHz2x448bit2x252
GTX680(GK110)550~850~1.7102432645.5 GHz512bit352
GTX670(GK110)550~850~1.789628565 GHz448bit280
GTX660 Ti(GTX110)550~850~1.776824485 GHz384bit240
GTX660(GK104)290~900~1.851216325.8 GHz256bit186
GTX650 Ti(GK104)290~850~1.744814285.5 GHz224bit154
GTX650(GK106)155~900~1.82568245.5 GHz192bit132
GTX640(GK106)155~850~1.71926165.5 GHz128bit88

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.

ModelBus InterfaceFrame BufferTransistors (Billion)Price PointRelease DatePerformance Scale
GTX690PCIe3.0x162x1.75GB2x6.4B$999Q3 2012N/A
GTX680PCIe3.0x162GB6.4B$64912-Apr45% > HD7970
GTX670PCIe3.0x161.75GB6.4B$49912-Apr20% > HD7970
GTX660 TIPCIe3.0x161.5GB6.4B$399Q2/Q3 201210% > HD7950
GTX660PCIe3.0x162GB3.4B$31912-Apr= GTX580
GTX650 TIPCIe3.0x161.75GB3.4B$249Q2/Q3 2012= GTX570
GTX650PCIe3.0x161.5GB1.8B$17912-May= GTX560
GTX640PCIe3.0x162GB1.8B$13912-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

  • whimseh
    Exciting!
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  • Fuyukazehime
    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 =/
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  • kcorp2003
    very nice. lulz at console players.
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  • tigger888
    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.
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  • campb292
    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?
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  • deathengine
    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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  • sp0nger
    Glad i waited, this is why i will always choose Nvidia over AMD. The quote from that Nvidia rep saying they expected more from AMD says it all. If you want the best, you want Nvidia.
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  • Parsian
    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.
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  • jaber2
    nVidia VS AMD, nVidia WINS ding ding ding
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  • 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.
    Reply