Skip to main content

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.

  • 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?
    Reply
  • 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.
    Reply
  • 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 :)
    Reply
  • Prepare for the arrival of the Monolith.
    Reply
  • geekapproved
    No wood screws?

    They should just package them with their own power supply, they gonna need it compared to AMD's cards.
    Reply
  • bigdragon
    Not much of a leak. It seems more like a desperate cry for attention given all the stuff AMD has been releasing. My last several graphics cards have been Nvidia (9800, 6800, Ion). Now I have an AMD 7950. Sorry Nvidia. I wanted to go Sandy Bridge E and you didn't have an option for me. I love what Nvidia has been doing in the tablet space, but they really stepped in it with their graphics cards. Kepler looks to be in big trouble.
    Reply
  • amk-aka-Phantom
    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.
    Reply
  • maxinexus
    We need numbers not pictures!
    Reply
  • dragonsqrrl
    lol... I'll be sure to reference some of these comments in the upcoming review. :D
    Reply
  • shin0bi272
    actually they will be out later this month.

    http://semiaccurate.com/2012/03/05/nvidia-will-launch-gk104keplergtx680-in-a-week/

    http://chinese.vr-zone.com/11480/nvidia-gtx-680-gk-104-final-03062012/

    if you dont speak chinese here's that site translated:

    NVIDIA no accident, then will be at the end of this month to launch Kepler, GK104, the end game of this spy game.

    Pointed out that according to earlier news, NVIDIA will be held in March 12 published a technical 28nm process Kepler, GK 104, that is, the rumors of GTX 680 will be listed for sale on the 23rd.

    Specifications section, we have received reliable news that NVIDIA GTX, 680 will have 1536 CUDA cores, graphics clock of 705MHz, the processor clock 1411MHz, the memory part of the persistent use of GDDR5, the capacity part 2048MB, clock part for 3004MHz (6008 data rate) memory interface width is 256-bit.

    From the current specifications, it seems difficult to find the GK104 Kepler, the specification is very close to fact, the Radeon HD 7 870.

    Whether the timetable for the listing as described above, we can not verify.

    Transferred to the mobile device NVIDIA graphics card market, whether it is beautiful victory in this battle for 28nm process?
    Reply