confirmed.. gtx 600 series is 28nm Fermi

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#51 kaitanuvax
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i dont see the point of buying high end cards in this day and age of console ports.

kungfool69

This was true until October 25, 2011.

Meh I didn't even upgrade for BF3 anyways (I might get it in the future, who knows), but mainly for Skyrim.

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#52 kaitanuvax
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Alright I wasn't aware that the current AMD single gpu flagship HD6970 used a crazy stupid 287W. All I know was that the 6950,6870,6850 were all performance/watt kings:

No wonder AMD wants to focus on efficiency, 287W is just LOL compared to the 6950's 182W.

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#53 blaznwiipspman1
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Alright I wasn't aware that the current AMD single gpu flagship HD6970 used a crazy stupid 287W. All I know was that the 6950,6870,6850 were all performance/watt kings:

No wonder AMD wants to focus on efficiency, 287W is just LOL compared to the 6950's 182W.

kaitanuvax

performance per watt, AMD is in a whole different league than nvidia . It will be nice to see what AMD can manage with a die shrink

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#54 NamelessPlayer
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Another revision of the Fermi architecture? Even GeForce 8800/G80/G92 never got quite this far. Still, it's getting to the breaking point where I'll likely upgrade to a GTX 600 card from the 4-year-old 8800 GT, unless older-generation cards have more appealing prices and most of the performance. After that, the next upgrade will be more of a total system overhaul-new mobo, CPU, RAM, and GPU all at once.
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#55 msfan1289
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if they make the GPUs more power efficientdoes that mean there is a chance tehy can make the cards run in SLI and not have a really big PSU? maybe a 800w or less PSU that can run cards like GTX 570 on a 650w PSU?

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#56 kaitanuvax
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if they make the GPUs more power efficientdoes that mean there is a chance tehy can make the cards run in SLI and not have a really big PSU? maybe a 800w or less PSU that can run cards like GTX 570 on a 650w PSU?

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Probably not possible with flagship GPUs.

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#57 GummiRaccoon
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[QUOTE="GummiRaccoon"]

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Setting your priorities on one objective does not mean you ignore everything else.

I'll repeat myself again, power and heat should not be their top priority, as it is already their strong suite. Focus instead on performance. Shouldn't be that hard to understand.

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Do you not recall the uproar over the first double slot cards?

They are increasing performance, but mostly they are focusing on power savings this node because that is what is holding things back. My 6950 gets to like 80c when I am gaming. I would feel a lot more comfortable if it were to top out at 60c, especially in the summer, air conditioning isn't common where I live.

Which 6950 do you have? And what case?

I have the very first reference sapphire 2GB, it unlocks to a 6970 and overclocks to 6970 speeds pretty easily, but I put it back to 6950 because the performance increase was minimal.

My case is garbage, some 7 year old case I bought when I was poor for like 20-30 bucks, a new case is on my list of things to get, but I haven't really seen any that I want, once i see one that I really like that also isn't huge, I'll get it. The airflow in my current case is ok.

It's only the video card that runs hot, my cpu runs 30-35c idle and 40-45 under load, with a cheapy aftermarket cooler (cm hyper tx3, I got it for like 10 bucks)

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#58 xsubtownerx
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PC games gave a hard time maxing out the 400 series. The 500 series just came out and now the 600 series already being talked about? Hate to break it to you all but the gaming industry isn't moving fast enough for all this.
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#59 kaitanuvax
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I have the very first reference sapphire 2GB, it unlocks to a 6970 and overclocks to 6970 speeds pretty easily, but I put it back to 6950 because the performance increase was minimal.

My case is garbage, some 7 year old case I bought when I was poor for like 20-30 bucks, a new case is on my list of things to get, but I haven't really seen any that I want, once i see one that I really like that also isn't huge, I'll get it. The airflow in my current case is ok.

It's only the video card that runs hot, my cpu runs 30-35c idle and 40-45 under load, with a cheapy aftermarket cooler (cm hyper tx3, I got it for like 10 bucks)

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should check out the antec 300 illusion, possibly the best bang for buck case in history

PC games gave a hard time maxing out the 400 series. The 500 series just came out and now the 600 series already being talked about? Hate to break it to you all but the gaming industry isn't moving fast enough for all this.xsubtownerx

Whats funny is that people still find reasons to upgrade. When every single game runs maxed and then one game comes out in which they get only 55 fps because they enabled 8xAA, that'll be their reason to throw another $300 at a GPU. lol...sorry but this analogy is not far from whats happening today

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#60 Elann2008
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The 400 series were not efficient cards. And they ran as hot as a furnace. The 500 series are better, but I'm hoping the 600 series really gives that performance per watt advantage. Something that the 400 series (not GTX 460), did so terribly with.
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#61 Truth_Hurts_U
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If it's true then I'll just keep my GTX 460 till they do release kepler... I'm in no rush since there isn't any games that are going to stomp my GPU for a bit.