A leak indicates Nvidia to skip 600-series and jump to a GTX 780 twice as fast as the 580
Andy Ruffell / 524 days ago
A leak coming from PCINLIFE presents a slide showing performance comparison between a GTX 580 and a GTX 780.
That’s right, a Nvidia GeForce GTX 780. This leak is right in time for counter AMD’s Radeon HD 7970 performance leaks that showed some impressive performances. It’s only sounds right from Nvidia to retaliate and skip the 600-series to go head to head with AMD’s 7000-series, stepping up the GeForce to 700-series branding.
The slide seen above displays the performance between the current GTX 580 and the next-gen Kepler-based GTX 780. The test bed used is a Core i7-3960X, Windows 7 64-bit, 297-series driver, 2560×1600 resolution with both AA and AF enabled. If the chart is correct, the GTX 780 is more or less twice as fast as the GTX 580.
It seems like Nvidia is really determined to raise the bar, with AMD’s leaks proposing 60% improvements, this leak offers improvements going near and passing over 100% in some cases.
2012 is going to be a great year for GPUs, which is going to see the fierce battle between companies and their next-generation graphics cards.
Yet, it should definitely be noted that this is a leak, therefore could prove to be nothing but a fake or a marketing advertisement. It certainly would be amazing if it proved to be true, but only time will tell.