Hello everyone, I’m Jen-Hsun Huang!

And I make suits look dangerous!

You my know me as the high-powered, steroid-pumping, tattooed all-round awesome dude who heads NVIDIA. Last week, we officially launched our new graphics flagship, the GeForce GTX680, based off our “Kepler” or GK104 design. Before I show you a few reviews of the card already online to give you an idea of what performance you can expect from our card in your machine, we’d like you to sit back and enjoy this relaxing little song-and-dance we’ve put together to get things going. AMD guys, please come down there from the bar and join us- we don’t need to be spoilsports for our fans. No, no, don’t bring your drinks. We promise, they won’t go missing.

Alright, move into position people. Ready?

Our presentation is based on a famous Backstreet Boys song, “We’ve got it going on”. We’ve got the whole crowd, the Kepler engineers and myself joining in. Will you sing along? I’m told it’s very catchy.

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NVIDIA:

Everybody groove to the music, Kepler’s about to land…aaaaah!

*Interlude*

Jen-Hsun:

We’ve been waiting too long, just can’t hold it back no more

Engineers:

Beaten all this time now, it’s time to show what we’re made of!

Jen-Hsun:

CUDA Cores, 1536, especially for you, yeah! Graphics Boost, Direct Compute, now,

Sing it! Aaaaah!

Public:

Jam on ‘cause Kepler’s got it! Come on, now, everybody,

Battlefield’s stuttering’s so last year

Jam on ‘cause Kepler’s got it! Come on, now, everybody,

Multi-monitor’s also here, aaaah!

Oh-oh, yeah!

We’re gonna run it for many years!

Ow, baby

We’re gonna run it for many years!

Jen-Hsun:

Well, what else have we got left? FXAA’s come on board now

Straight up, under LN2 clocked great. We’ve destroyed the 6990

Engineers:

Six G-h-z RAM to keep the crowd hype, SLI it to keep frames high

What you’ve wanted you’re gonna get, Kepler’s got the PhysX effects. Jen!

Jen-Hsun:

CUDA Cores, 1536, especially for you, yeah! Graphics Boost, Direct Compute, now,

Sing it! Aaaaah!

Public:

Jam on ‘cause Kepler’s got it! Come on, now, everybody,

We’re gonna run it for many years!

Jam on ‘cause Kepler’s got it! Come on, now, everybody,

AMD fans are all in tears, Yeeee Aaaah!

Oh-oh, yeah!

Battlefield’s stuttering’s so last year (its just so last year!)

Kepler, baby!

Multi-monitor’s also here, ah!

Jen-Hsun:

We’ve been waiting too long, just can’t hold it back no more

Engineers:

Beaten all this time now, it’s time to show what we’re made of!

Time to show what we’re made OF!

*Interlude*

NVIDIA:

Everybody groove to the music, Kepler’s gonna be grand…Oh-oh, yeah! x2

Everybody groove to the music, everybody jam…Oh-oh, yeah! x2

Public:

We’re gonna buy it now!

Thank you, thank you! We’ll be here for the next 18 months. Oh, such loud applause, thank you! Green roses? Someone was thoughtful tonight! Thank you all, have a good week.

Reviews: Tom’s Hardware, Anandtech, Hardware Canucks, TechpowerUP! Single GPU and SLI, Guru3D Single and SLI

General consensus: NVIDIA has a winner, Kepler marks the dawn of a better era for NVIDIA. Single card kills the GTX580 convincingly in games, does a good job of showing up the HD6990, but intentional limitations by NVIDIA reduce Direct Compute performance (more on that on Monday).

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