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Nvidia demos 'fastest DX11 GPU', touts near-silent operation

By Jos · 53 replies
Nov 8, 2010
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  1. Yesterday at the PDXLAN 16.5 gaming event in Portland Nvidia gave attendees a first-hand glimpse at their next generation graphics card -- which is widely expected to bear the GTX 580 moniker. Although the company’s Director of Technical Marketing for the GeForce line, Tom Petersen, was careful not to give out any specific details or show the product itself, he did share some interesting tidbits and tech demos that got the crowd cheering up in excitement.

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  2. Cryptopsy

    Cryptopsy TS Enthusiast Posts: 46

    Nvidia ftw!, Best GPU in my opinion
  3. bioflex

    bioflex TS Enthusiast Posts: 72

    seriously, nvidia really shows promise but since i am kind of an amd fan i would wait and see what they have to got offer.......i just hope amd has something much spectacular than this up their sleeves. any way, good job nvidia.
  4. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,782   +1,166

    Either AMD or Nvidia, it makes competition so in the end only we (customers) win from price/performance wars and new technology.

    I'm still an AMD fanboy and will keep buying them no matter what =)
  5. kaosss

    kaosss TS Rookie

    looks promising
  6. DSparil

    DSparil TS Rookie Posts: 35

    Oh yes. The endless war between AMD (they got ATI) and Nvdia commences for the pockets of the consumers.

    What they should do is decrease the power consumptions of the flagship cards. The 480 is just way too brutal, and when paired off with the i7... Let's just say that the power company is your best friend.
  7. Ahmed90

    Ahmed90 TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +10

    to be honest noise and heat or what ever all that is not big issue if the card cost much $$$$
  8. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 345

    I play mostly FPS games, and have been wanting to upgrade for a while. A lot of AMD offerings look attractive, but I'm slightly concerned about loosing PhsX.

    In some games the ragdoll etc really adds to the satisfaction of a Headshot or what have you.

    Can someone here with a modern AMD (preferably something Mid Range) tell me how it fares on say, LFD2? It's all well and good seeing Demos and screenshots but thats generally far removed from the end experience.

    This upgrade will have to be like the last..... Tell the Mrs the card has failed !!!! LOL
  9. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 231

    I hope they bring something espectacular so AMD would do something similar but with butget price..!!! I love this kig of technology/price/performace wars, we always win!
  10. kevin1212

    kevin1212 TS Rookie Posts: 45

    $500! This card had better impress. I would put my money on AMD for victory here though, i suspect this card will still be very power hungry, odds are AMD will once again deliver better efficiency. The "i told ya so" will come after the review.
  11. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,661   +321

    I'll be waiting to read the reviews, as well as the reviews of the Radeon 6970. I think it's nice that NVIDIA is taking noise into account as an important features. Regardless, I'm satisfied with the Radeon 5850 I won here and won't buy any of these new cards. (But hey, I won't mind winning them. :)
  12. taea00

    taea00 TS Enthusiast Posts: 102

    I'm always jazzed when AMD or NVidia step up the competition, because like Kibaruk said we the customers are the ones that win. I've gone with AMD cards the last few times, but that's because at the time when I built my computer they had the slight edge. This liquid cooling system sounds awesome though and I hope they push each other to develop new techniques like this. AMD's cards definitely run hotter so they need to look into this cooling system.
  13. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,522   +1,987

    I'm not really impressed by what they showed in this demo. Better cooling and better tessellation, but nothing else. We'll just have to see how it will fare against the 6970. Hopefully both of these cards will manage to drive the prices down on older or cheaper versions.
  14. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 358   +42

    I disagree. I would have bought a GTX 480 if it wasn't so hot and loud. I went with two 460's instead.

    Lol, I'm pretty sure both AMD and Nvidia are making boatloads of money. I wouldn't say we are the only ones.
  15. Ahmed90

    Ahmed90 TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +10

    yes you may do that some people may do it but most people wont especially those with limited cash
  16. bugejakurt

    bugejakurt TS Booster Posts: 158   +15

    NVidia turned silent this past year in my opinion and AMD seized this opportunity without hesitation. It seems now NVidia is back to the market with even more promising GPUs.
  17. Se7enVII

    Se7enVII TS Rookie Posts: 49

    Saw this. Out of my price range for sure. I wonder how the 6970 will perform against it. Will probably be picking up a 6870 myself though and crossfire down the road.
  18. jgvmx

    jgvmx TS Rookie Posts: 45

    As with AMD's 6800 cards its nice to see Nvidia trying to make more power and thermal efficient products, hopefully making them less expensive to produce. Not everything is about brute force, as the 480 showed.
  19. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Booster Posts: 249   +14

    I bet nvidia spent all this time working on a cooling solution rather than on the gpu, since all they did was enabling some Cuda cores and upping the MHz... But anyways it's good to know they are at least trying to catch up...
  20. AbsolutGaloot

    AbsolutGaloot TS Rookie Posts: 92

    so, it's a really big heatpipe. I'm not sure how this is supposed to be impressive, heatpipe cooling has been around for quite a while. Granted, not for stock cooling, but I'm going to wager that this card will reflect this in the price.
  21. Demons

    Demons TS Enthusiast Posts: 54

    Hopefully this will drive the mid-range cards down even further. I would love to get a second 460 GTX for by box. Nvidia is really going to give AMD a run for their money this round!
  22. compu4

    compu4 TS Rookie Posts: 46

    If they could also reduce the card's power consumption and price, I would be quite happy.
  23. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 605   +67

    That would be a nice card to have. Unfortunately, I don't have that kind of cash to spend on a GPU. Gotta buy too many appliances!
  24. Looking at this bunch of nerds in the audience, thinking of braindead zombies...
  25. Razerblade

    Razerblade TS Rookie Posts: 117

    ATI seem to be ahead of the game normally, I think Nvidia lost a lot when ATI bought out their 5 series and Nvidia didn't provide an answer till a few months ago. I think both cards are generally equal but maybe Nvidia are starting to get ahead again. Only time will tell what ATI bring out!

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