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The battle for the top graphics card of this generation started earlier than normal this year with AMD unleashing its top two graphics cards: the Radeon HD 7970 and Radeon HD 7950, right at the start of the year in January.
Typically Nvidia was late to the next-generation party, releasing its first Kepler GPU-based card: the GeForce GTX 680 in late March. It's a tradition that has worked in Nvidia's favour previously.
The last few generations of graphics cards have seen AMD come out first, allowing Nvidia to finalise its pricing and clock-speeds to a level where it knows it can comfortably sit above the competition. This does give AMD time to dominate at launch though, pricing its cards with impunity, and reaping the rewards that can come with being first.