X-bit Labs heard from NVIDIA that the company's Kepler GPU (GeForce 600 series?) will arrive by the end of the year.
Nvidia Corp. said at a recent event that it would start shipping its next-generation graphics processing units (GPU) code-named Kepler by the end of the year. The company did not say that the new chips will actually become available, but it is highly likely that they will at least be formally introduced and the company starts to ship the new chips for revenue.
"Between the Fermi generation and Kepler, which we should start shipping by the end of the year, there is about 3x improvement in [double precision] performance per watt. [...] We are about to introduce [our next-generation GPUs]," said Chris Malachowsky, senior vice president of research and co-founder of Nvidia, at the company's GTC Workshop Japan event.