Last year Epic Games ran its “Samaritan” Unreal Engine 3 graphics demonstration with the help of three NVIDIA high-end GTX580 cards and this year those cards were replaced by a single NVIDIA Kepler card and the results were believed to be excellent.
The company ran the graphics card to showcase the latest in graphics hardware and Kepler was utilized to power Unreal Engine 4.
Unfortunately before the demonstration was allowed to move forward non-disclosure agreements were signed and the company has not yet released specifical details about the product.
According to Epic Games VP Mark Rein:
“That board we ran the Samaritan demo on is the same board we’re running the Unreal Engine 4 demos on.”
Rein goes on to tell The Verge:
“We can get so more out of that card than what you saw in Samaritan.”
What we do know about the card is that NVIDIA is planning to release several versions of teh Kepler-based card series next month according to a leaked NVIDIA product roadmap.
Among the graphics cards NVIDIA is expected to release in April are the GTX680 and GTX660. The GTX690 will then follow along in May with a cost of $999.
More information about the Kepler cards should begin arriving in the next few weeks.