Monday, 02 January 2012 13:35

Kepler to show its face in Q1 2012

Written by Fuad Abazovic


Multiple sources have confirmed that Kepler, Nvidia’s GT 600 generation, is coming in Q1 2012, but so far we don’t have any better timeframe than that.

We would not be surprised to see Kepler in some form during CES, next week in Las Vegas, at least as a behind-closed-doors presentation for select members of the press and investors.

Sources close to Nvidia and AIB partners are telling us that Kepler is faster than Radeon HD 7970, but of course you would expect them to claim that their upcoming product is better.
Without any doubt, AMD is the first with a successful 28nm launch and it will enjoy some time at the top of the market, at least a couple of months.

We will keep our eyes peeled for any new developments, but it seems we will have to wait a bit before anything even close to official from Nvidia.

Last modified on Monday, 02 January 2012 15:03
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-43 #1 Mr. Awesome 2012-01-02 14:05
It'll show in late March, slower than Tahiti and using more power. Decent volume won't show for a few more weeks. If the cards were available any sooner, we'd be hearing about it.
+37 #2 eddman 2012-01-02 14:35
Quoting Mr. Awesome:
slower than Tahiti and using more power.

And how do you know that exactly? We don't have any concrete information on kepler, so if you do, then I'd be happy if you shared some.
-34 #3 Sodomy 2012-01-02 14:50
history, is my assumption. last i checked nvidia hasn't moven away from the monolithic chip design methodology yet.

but yeah no details yet my guess is it will be about the same performance at a higher price point.
+40 #4 dicobalt 2012-01-02 14:51
I personally don't care how fast GT600 is because my current GTX460 can play anything at 1920x1200 as long as I turn down AA/AF.

The only reason at all to get a new graphics card is because you are doing a totally new PC build or you want to do multiple monitor gaming.
-29 #5 Memristor 2012-01-02 15:02
I don't care anymore about Nvidia. I won't give them a cent as long as they are in support of SOPA. I want to hear Jen-Hsun Huang explanation of why Nvidia as a hardware company is in support of SOPA. Every company that supports this ill thought out law should be boycotted.
-27 #6 HBeam 2012-01-02 15:04
Wooden screws? Bring it!
-5 #7 moKi 2012-01-02 15:11
That´s some reliable sources when they call them GT 600...
-27 #8 Mr. Awesome 2012-01-02 15:12
Quoting eddman:
And how do you know that exactly? We don't have any concrete information on kepler, so if you do, then I'd be happy if you shared some.

Nvidia doesn't have concrete performance info on the chip yet either. It's not up and running in decent enough volume yet. For now, they still need at least on more spin to get power in line as well as better yields. It would be a miracle if they could reel in the power to enable Tahiti defeating clock speeds. A miracle.
+39 #9 B0GiE-uk- 2012-01-02 15:19
I'm just hoping for another price war so I can grab an insanely fast gfx card for peanutz! :lol:
+32 #10 Memristor 2012-01-02 15:23
It must be Q1 in Nvidia's fiscal year which would make more sense. Since they start there fiscal year in February it could mean that Kepler will show up sometimes in April.

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