8 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2012 7:11 AM by Dvico RSS

    CUDA Cores is what it's all about right ? - just looking at specs 680/580/470

    David Zeno Community Member

      Hi guys,

       

      Was just looking at the specs for the new Nvidia GTX 680, the 580 and the 470 which I own currently.

       

      CUDA Cores

      GTX 680 - 1536

      GTX 580 - 512

      GTX 470 - 448

       

      First off, - wow !  ... the 680 specs are amazing.

       

      Second thought - I was really thinking of jumping to the GTX 580 instead of the 680 to save money ( 580 pricing will be dropping dramatically in the coming months )

       

      However.... after seeing the CUDA cores with my own eyes, it seems like a less than brilliant choice to even put money into the 580 at this point.

       

       

      The 470 could do 448 cuda cores, and the 580 only jumps to 512 ... hardly a jump at all.  Going from 448 CUDA cores to 1536 is just well, mind popping.

       

      What do you all say ?  thoughts ?

       

      Thanks !

       

      Dave.