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NVIDIA Reveals the Successor to Fermi

Category: Video Cards
Posted: 05:50PM

At its annual GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA unveiled a roadmap for its future video cards. This roadmap shows the successor to the current crop of Fermi cards, codenamed Kepler, and even has the successor to that listed as well which is under codename Maxwell. Kepler, the successor to Fermi, will start to go into production by year's end with shipments expected to arrive in 2011. The Kepler cards will be built on the 28nm process and will deliver an estimated three to four times the performance per watt compared to Fermi. Hopefully this means that not only will the Kepler cards outperform the Fermi ones but it will also feature lower operating temps which would be quite welcome. Then in 2013 the successor to those cards will be out under the Maxwell codename. Maxwell is expected to offer a sixteen-fold increase in parallel graphics-based computing as well as the ability to autonomously process content independent of the CPU. Now, these launches are planned to be two years apart but when pressed for comment about NVIDIA launching its new products every two years, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang wouldn't comment. He only stated that there will be a "mid-life kicker" in between each GPU architecture to presumably compete with AMD and help in sales.

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AddictedGamer93 on September 21, 2010 06:04PM
Here we go again........
RJR on September 21, 2010 06:25PM
Just in time for CRYSIS 2, I hope.
CowKing on September 21, 2010 07:36PM
I am definitely excited for this. Hopefully this isn't going to be delayed for so long like Fermi
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Ati_Screw_U on September 21, 2010 08:38PM
Lol Ati Fanboys be hating on nvidia, when all they get is refreshes, FERMI AND KEPLER FTW BABY!
AddictedGamer93 on September 22, 2010 02:17PM
idk about u but i dont want a damn george forman grill in my computer.
IAmGundam on September 21, 2010 08:50PM
And I just got my GTX 460 too... So would this be the GTX 600 series?
joel.monteiro on September 22, 2010 02:24AM
dint they just release there cards this year.
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Chaitanya on September 22, 2010 04:35AM
Kepler was revealed a couple of months back some chap from nvidia working in R&D during a presentation made back here.
sunan on September 22, 2010 08:59AM
it just a trick by nvidia to show that they are not lacking behind amd. they dont want to loose their customer to amd. otherwise, i believe a substancial number of nvidia user will turn into amd upcoming 6xxx series.
SenitaL on September 22, 2010 12:14PM
I wouldn't be surprised if your right, though i dont doubt nvidia have something planned but i seriously doubt its anytime soon as they are making it out to be
xXero on September 22, 2010 03:28PM
they haven't really finished revealing this generation yet.
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Kra5h on September 22, 2010 04:58PM
"idk about u but i dont want a damn george forman grill in my computer." LOL. That doubles as free room heating btw. We are happy with just good refreshes!!
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Nvidia FAILS HARD on September 23, 2010 01:39AM
we may only be getting "refreshes" according to your own words... but i cant help to mention that nVidia fails hard. In your face. On paper nVidia cards always looks good, then if you slap a game in its face... well then it FAILS, and hard to. So get your facts straitgh mister I'm a nVidia "fan boy"
CowKing on September 23, 2010 01:39PM
ATI makes very good cards, but to say that Nvidia fails is not something to just throw around. The GTX 480 is an awesome card even if it does run hot. The 4800 series ran hot, but no one complained about that. The Fermi architecture is really a fine piece of craftsmanship, it just had all these extra things like ECC(increases power draw thus heat output) that start to add up. I don't think most of the normal users needed ECC since not a whole lot of people do 3D Modeling(unless it's the quadro models, but those cost an arm and a leg anyways). About that game comment the Fermi architecture really excels in DX11 games and tessellation, and it will only get better.

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