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Epic Demonstration Suggests a Single Kepler GPU is Faster than Three GeForce GTX 580s

Epic Demonstration Suggests a Single Kepler GPU is Faster than Three GeForce GTX 580s

Before you read any further, be sure you have a clean pair of underpants to change into, because this is the sort of thing that can make you soil yourself in excitement. Lest you think we're being absurd, consider that NVIDIA just put the smackdown on those who doubt its upcoming Kepler architecture will be anything but awesome by allowing its next-generation GPU to make a surprise appearance at Epic's panel session during the Game Developer Conference (GDC).

While there, Epic demonstrated that it's possible to run its grueling Unreal Engine 3 tech demo called "Samaritan" on a single Kepler-based graphics card. Why is that impressive?
 
"Samaritan has been regarded as a look into the distant future of gaming. The graphics are so advanced that it was recently regarded as a fringe demo – requiring no fewer than three GeForce GTX 580 graphics cards," NVIDIA said in a blog post. "That all changed with Epic’s demo at GDC, when it was unveiled that the Samaritan demo replaced the three GTC 580s with one Kepler GPU."


That's right folks, NVIDIA is suggesting that a single Kepler-based graphics card is as powerful as three GeForce GTX 580 videocards. And the Samaritan demo is only the tip of the iceberg. Kepler is apparently also able to power Unreal Engine 4, as demonstrated behind closed doors at GDC along with a pretty gnarly non-disclosure agreement.

"That board we ran the Samaritan demo on is the same board we're running the Unreal Engine 4 demos on," Epic Games vice president Mark Rein told Vox Games, according to The Verge. "We can get so much more out of that card than what you saw in Samaritan."

If that doesn't get you excited about Kepler, we're not sure anything will.
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Yawn, are you implying I'm a fanboi? Very mature.

If thats all you took from what I wrote then by all means go find something shiny to throw your money at...

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No, I though that your last sentence was a bit,...no, a lot whiny.  That's why I suggested that you buy AMD.

NVIDIA is under no obligation to you or anyone else. All they have to do is provide the product that you or I want, and maintain decent drivers for it after the sale. The kind of hype that is geneated by this piece and others is just to get you interested. If it works, great. If it does not, oh well. It's marketing, plain and simple.

I never throw my money at anything that hasn't even been released. And hardly ever before it's been out for at least 6 months.

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But what you really did was leave a troll comment and now your trying to play it off as a constructive suggestion.

My comments about the integrity of this article stand, its just a pity I cant express myself without childish responses.

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Your comment about Nvidia treating their customers shabbily was BS buddy. I stand by that .

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If you didn't have a picture next to your posts I'd assume you were an attention deprived child.

If you cant engage someone in conversation, why open your mouth at all?

Well the stage is now your for the last word.

Later Bud

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Not going to get mixed up in your bickering, but you are wrong to state that the article has any misinformation. All we did was report that Epic showed off Samaritan running on a single Kepler card--which they did. And that the demo required 3 x GTX 580s to run at fluide framerates--which it did.

For what it's worth, I have personally watched this demo run on a single Kepler based card myself. I'm not about to break an embargo, but based on the specs of NVIDIA's upcoming card, you can expect in some circumstances, performance to be some level higher than two GTX 580s. You'll all know more in due time.

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Superstrung:

If you didn't have a picture next to your posts I'd assume you were an attention deprived child.

I see the irony!  Travel

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