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    Quote Originally Posted by n0cturnal View Post
    With Nvidias new GPUs being a lot less power-hungry this might be correct seeing how GK110 is almost twice as big as GK104, but they might also keep it for the 700 series. It makes no sense for Nvidia to release a single GPU card that can almost compete with GTX690.
    As we understand it, supposedly the GK110 was supposed to be the original GTX 680, then NVidia saw how "crappy" the 7970 is, essentially, and said the GTS 650~ is about equal, so bumped it up to the 680 position and held off on GK110.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    As we understand it, supposedly the GK110 was supposed to be the original GTX 680, then NVidia saw how "crappy" the 7970 is, essentially, and said the GTS 650~ is about equal, so bumped it up to the 680 position and held off on GK110.
    You are exaggerating a lot here. It was the GTX 670 Ti who got renamed. So it was just a step down.
    They also didn't see it as crappy. They realised all they needed was the GTX 670 Ti.
    And with the release of the GTX 690 they showed they had no need to "soil" the 600-series with the GK110 who as far as we know may have other issues, making them prefer the GTX 670 Ti.

    I mean, rather than want a super hungry, warm but powerful GPU like they've been known for, they could get people to associate them with a power-efficient, cool-running and still pretty powerful GPU.

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    Pardon me, read somewhere it was the 650.

    I thought that seemed a bit extreme.

    Still though tetris, I think we would have been interested in seeing just what the GK110 could do, it is after all quite large and the supposed stats were stupid-ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryann View Post
    New stuff! Who wants another Sabertooth Z77?!

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    Memory: GSkill Ripjaws Z Series 4x4GB 2133Mhz
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    Was just gonna wait for next-gen series, probably grab a "780" or w/e whenever it comes out.

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    in the official statement Nvidia made a while back, they said they are not sure if the Geforce series will ever see the GK110, the GK104 is so far more than enough for gaming,
    currently they are planning on the GK110 being used for Teslas and Quadros, with a remote possibility to see a Geforce card sometime late this year depending on what AMD releases, otherwise nothing till Q1/Q2 of 2013

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    Boo. We'll see then. Maybe a 670/680 within the next couple months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    in the official statement Nvidia made a while back, they said they are not sure if the Geforce series will ever see the GK110, the GK104 is so far more than enough for gaming,
    currently they are planning on the GK110 being used for Teslas and Quadros, with a remote possibility to see a Geforce card sometime late this year depending on what AMD releases, otherwise nothing till Q1/Q2 of 2013
    I guess it makes sense to put the really high-end stuff in the workstation cards, that you can charge thousands for (I think the latest fermi Quaddro card was something like 4500 dollars) and will actually see sales at such a high price.
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    I'm rather sad we never saw a GTX 660 or 660 ti. Of course they may still be on the way, but I feel nVidia are lagging behind here very badly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    I'm rather sad we never saw a GTX 660 or 660 ti. Of course they may still be on the way, but I feel nVidia are lagging behind here very badly.
    It seems like we've hit a plateau. There's nowhere to go in terms of improving performance, because 1920x1080 has remained the dominant resolution for quite a while now (thank the HDTV market and XB360 for stagnating that IMO), Very few people like multi monitor spanning due to weird compatibility issues/wires/the existence of plastic bezels, and 120hz scan and 3D tech is hardly cost effective right now. :|
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    Very few people like multi monitor spanning due to weird compatibility issues/wires/the existence of plastic bezels,
    And the fact that you need about 75 inches (nearly 2 metres) of desk width to accommodate three 23" monitors if you include bezels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    I'm rather sad we never saw a GTX 660 or 660 ti. Of course they may still be on the way, but I feel nVidia are lagging behind here very badly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asera View Post
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    Consoles are 720p. GPUs will continue to improve. However, the future is in higher-res monitors first. The problems are game studios atm, because of consoles.
    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    And the fact that you need about 75 inches (nearly 2 metres) of desk width to accommodate three 23" monitors if you include bezels.
    Monitors are measured diagonally.
    To use the U2312HM as the reference 23" screen here, they are 546mm/~21.5" in width, including bezel, meaning 1638mm/~64.5" total, or ~1.64m.
    For 27", I'll use S27A850T as it has thinner bezels. It's 642.5mm/~25.3" in width, for three you get 1927.5mm/~75.89", or ~1.93m.
    Still less than the 2m you said, albeit larger than 75". Then, if you use a mountarm for it, or just the less feet, you actually won't need that big of a desk, not to mention that you don't position them straight, but rather concavely.

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    Ah yes, forgot that was the diagonal measurement.
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    Consoles are 720p. GPUs will continue to improve. However, the future is in higher-res monitors first. The problems are game studios atm, because of consoles.
    The PS3 is capable of outputting true 1080p resolutions in games. Thing is, whether or not the game developer wants to do that is beyond their control. The 360 on the other hand will only allow 720p in games (as far as I can tell), and even the dashboard.

    In fact, most games on consoles right now have staggeringly different "true" resolutions. For example, Uncharted's "native" resolution running on a PS3 is 960W x 1080H. So basically pixels are doubled horizontally to achieve the illusion of true 1080p. I'm guessing the flat pixels are somewhat hidden by the average TV panel matrix pattern.

    Basically you're right, the problem is developers, indirectly because of these two old consoles. But at least one of them is not strictly 720p only.
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    I doubt it can run 1080p. 1080i, perhaps. Either way, that's a topic for another thread.
    Sorry for derailing.

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    Not everyday you see a Pentium G850 paired with a GTX 670 =) (Also 16GB of RAM on 2 sticks)

    My motherboard is still in RMA, my GPU which I ordered 25 days ago finally arrived, so why not? :P

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    You all have convinced me my next case is the Switch 810. Curse you all XD

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    Just bear in mind you'll have some production scratches/stains of black paint (on the white one) on the Switch 810, it's not a huge deal since it's on the parts you can't see from the outside :P

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    I don't think that's necessarily something you should claim, inux. Freak accidents happen, and your list of stuff that came in sounded like everything gone wrong.

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