The road to Kepler has been long for NVIDIA, and during our visit in San Francisco we met with a very relaxed NVIDIA that was confident it had a winner with Kepler. In a letter from the company VP he congratulates the employees and informs them Kepler will be used everywhere.
GeForce GTX 680 and Kepler turned out to perform well and even consume less power than AMD Radeon HD 7970, which came as a bit of surprise to us since NVIDIA has not had much luck in that department for the last few generations. Kepler has been in development since 2007, and finally launched yesterday.
GeForce GTX 680 – NVIDIA’s most energy efficient graphics card and architecture so far
In an e-mail from the VP and founder Jen Hsun (Jensen) Huang, he congratulates all engineers that is behind GeForce GTX 680. Besides that he also reveals that the new Kepler architecture will be found in everything from from datacenters, to notebooks and superphones – what NVIDIA calls high-end smartphones.
Kepler also cultivated a passion for craftsmanship – nothing wasted, everything put together with care – with a goal of creating an exquisite product that works wonderfully. Let’s continue to raise the bar and establish extraordinary craftsmanship as a hallmark of our company.
Today is just the beginning of Kepler. Because of its super energy-efficient architecture, we will extend GPUs into datacenters, to super thin notebooks, to superphones. Not to mention bring joy and delight to millions of gamers around the world.
I want to thank all that gave your heart and soul to create Kepler. You’ve created something wonderful.
When will Kepler come to Tegra?
When Kepler will be used in Tegra we don’t know exactly, but we are talking a few years into the future. Perhaps it is Kepler that will be used in Project Denver, which will also sport a in-house designed ARM architecture?