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GT7R December 18, 2011 08:34 AM

NVIDIA 7xx series??
 
A leak indicates Nvidia to skip 600-series and jump to a GTX 780 twice as fast as the 580 - eTeknix

That graph looks very NVIDIA-like, but still, defies belief...

JJThomp December 18, 2011 09:18 AM

I don't think they would skip 6xx but they have said from the beginning it will be twice as fast maybe they are just making good on their promise.

lKashl December 18, 2011 03:44 PM

I have a tendancy not to believe NVIDIA's official marketing statements after fermi let alone non-endorsed leaks indicating twice the gpu performance.
In any event, I'm not sure either of the GPU vendors would want to sync series? Might cause some confusion for less informed purchasers with NVIDIA running around with 7xx cards and AMD on the 7xxx. Thats just my speculation for the day though.

artistpavel December 18, 2011 07:36 PM

After 9800gt which was a 8800gt they sorta skipped 1 series with whatever OEM fillers, then skipped 3, when jumped from 4 to 5 in one gen, now 7, those numbers used to mean something unworldly, like a giant step for humanity, still remember 6800 hype, now it's just a quick marketing gimmick, meant to manipulate less informed.

GT7R December 19, 2011 01:18 AM

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Originally Posted by artistpavel (Post 581233)
After 9800gt which was a 8800gt they sorta skipped 1 series with whatever OEM fillers, then skipped 3, when jumped from 4 to 5 in one gen, now 7, those numbers used to mean something unworldly, like a giant step for humanity, still remember 6800 hype, now it's just a quick marketing gimmick, meant to manipulate less informed.

Interesting point!

GT7R December 27, 2011 01:46 AM

Now that looks a bit more realistic; Interesting what is that 785 though...
http://mediacdn.disqus.com/uploads/m...6/original.jpg

artistpavel December 27, 2011 01:59 AM

wtf is GTR

GT7R December 27, 2011 04:43 AM

Didn't even noticed that it's a GTR :doh:
haha!! wtf really

lKashl December 27, 2011 06:18 PM

So assuming these are true, that would place the GTX 780 at ~50% faster than the 580 (vs the 7970's ~25%)
Then the GTR is about 37.5% faster on top of the 780... hmmm sounds like it might just be a heavily factory overclocked 780 with a few extra shader processors/cuda cores and better VRM's and higher TDP...

Anyway I seriously doubt NV will be dropping the prices of their x80's so that probably leaves it priced around the dual card.... oh well if the performance is there... :)

EDIT: Also interesting to note, the GTR seems to perform against the 580 at what the 780 was supposed to originally perform at, I'm thinking NVIDIA just underclocked the 780 and cut out a few shader processors after realising they don't need that much performance on it to keep with the GTX x80 > HD x970 theme and squeeze off profit from the GTR. Just my theory.

Jebusman December 28, 2011 06:24 AM

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Originally Posted by lKashl (Post 583847)
So assuming these are true, that would place the GTX 780 at ~50% faster than the 580 (vs the 7970's ~25%)
Then the GTR is about 37.5% faster on top of the 780... hmmm sounds like it might just be a heavily factory overclocked 780 with a few extra shader processors/cuda cores and better VRM's and higher TDP...

Anyway I seriously doubt NV will be dropping the prices of their x80's so that probably leaves it priced around the dual card.... oh well if the performance is there... :)

EDIT: Also interesting to note, the GTR seems to perform against the 580 at what the 780 was supposed to originally perform at, I'm thinking NVIDIA just underclocked the 780 and cut out a few shader processors after realising they don't need that much performance on it to keep with the GTX x80 > HD x970 theme and squeeze off profit from the GTR. Just my theory.

I wouldn't be surprised. Leaving your opponents in the dust is nice, but when you can sacrifice performance and STILL be on top, and it leaves you with a higher profit margin, might as well go for it.


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