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New GTX 680 card now hitting the market
« on: March 23, 2012, 08:56:05 am »
March 23, 2012, 08:56:05 am
EVGA have announced release of a GTX680 with wow performance, plus enhanced render quality.  See here.  No doubt other manufacturers won't be far behind, if not already producing.

thecravatman

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Re: New GTX 680 card now hitting the market
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2012, 09:42:23 am »
March 23, 2012, 09:42:23 am
3 x the cuda cores as the 580 that must help Lumion.

stucki

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Re: New GTX 680 card now hitting the market
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012, 10:04:04 am »
March 23, 2012, 10:04:04 am
is there alread a 3gb version of it, preferable with a more silent cooling system ?

Gga_Mars

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Re: New GTX 680 card now hitting the market
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2012, 11:15:41 am »
March 23, 2012, 11:15:41 am
Hi ^^
Yes there is   ;)
http://www.amazon.fr/MSI-N680GTX-PM2D2GD5-Graphique-DL-DVI-I-DL-DVI-D/dp/B007N152BQ

I'm not quite sure that performance will be 3 times faster ... but it is a little bomb ....

Hummm... i will not forget you "Phantom 580 3Go" you'll stay in my mind forever...

Does somebody want to buy my phantom 3Go ? I'll make a price lol  :-D

Aaron

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Re: New GTX 680 card now hitting the market
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2012, 11:26:36 am »
March 23, 2012, 11:26:36 am
3 x the cuda cores as the 580 that must help Lumion.

The Cuda cores on the GTX 680 are completely different from those on the GTX580.
It's also Kepler GK104 GPU based. No way it's going to offer 3 times the performance
of the 580. I'd expect it to be 30% faster at the most (gladly proven wrong though!).
If you want the best I'd advise to wait until Nvidia starts the rollout of the new GK100
GPU's which should offer proper upgraded performance compared to the 580 high-end range.

Gga_Mars

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Re: New GTX 680 card now hitting the market
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2012, 11:49:32 am »
March 23, 2012, 11:49:32 am
680 GTX is retro compatible  with  PCI express 2.0 ... we won't be oblige to change our motherboards...... that's a good news  :-D

Aaron

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Re: New GTX 680 card now hitting the market
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2012, 05:37:16 pm »
March 23, 2012, 05:37:16 pm
Powerconsumption seems good.
Also the 1st benchmarks seem to indicate it's tesselation performance is quite impressive.
Useless for Lumion but excellent news for those into DX11 game-engine based projects.
I wonder if Lumion will fetch the non-native FXAA in buildmode with reasonable performance.
That would be really great news.


Architectural Innovation

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Re: New GTX 680 card now hitting the market
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2012, 02:38:59 am »
March 24, 2012, 02:38:59 am
ok gurus, what does this really mean if i am spec'ing out a "Lumion" machine right now? Is the gtx 680 better or worse than the gtx 580?

i am primarily concerned with Lumion performance above all else. faster render times are what i am after.

thansk,

bob

stucki

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Re: New GTX 680 card now hitting the market
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2012, 09:31:08 am »
March 24, 2012, 09:31:08 am
should be far better. benchmark tests on gamestar showed increse from 30 to 100 % depending on the games ...
than there is less power consumption. if i were to buy a new grafic card today i would buy a gtx 680. but maybe i would wait for a more silent cooling system ...

Aaron

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Re: New GTX 680 card now hitting the market
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2012, 01:12:08 am »
March 25, 2012, 01:12:08 am

thecravatman

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Re: New GTX 680 card now hitting the market
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2012, 08:24:23 am »
April 01, 2012, 08:24:23 am
Thanks Aaron this is a good read, if you're not too interested just read the conclusion, its quite accessible.


BMcIsaac

Re: New GTX 680 card now hitting the market
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2012, 02:49:36 am »
April 24, 2012, 02:49:36 am
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According to this thread, the GK110 will have 3072 CUDA Cores (twice the number of cores of the GK104 GPU).

I guess with the right overclocking tools and the know how you could just burn down the whole house with this thing.

Aaron

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Re: New GTX 680 card now hitting the market
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2012, 03:06:48 am »
April 24, 2012, 03:06:48 am
Yeah for sure.
Now lets hope:

1) Nvidia doesn't again stall these because of printing issues
2) This thing doesn't require its own nuclear reactor
3) Nvidia puts so much memory on it, people will laugh for months about how overkill it is until they find it's actually quite nice to have.


enricob

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Re: New GTX 680 card now hitting the market
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2012, 07:21:09 am »
April 24, 2012, 07:21:09 am