Monday, March 19th 2012

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 680 Graphics Card Pictured

Christmas came early to Overclock.net forum member "ironman86", who showed off his swanky new GeForce GTX 680 graphics card, branded by GIGABYTE (model: GV-N680D5-2GD-B). The card sticks to NVIDIA reference design to the book, except of course a sci-fi sticker on the cooler and fan. A futuristic art piece, with GIGABYTE and GTX 680 ("8" obscured by the protective plastic film). The card indeed draws power from two 6-pin power connectors, settling the power-connector debate once and for all, since this is the first picture of a retail-channel GTX 680.

Source: Overclock.net
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88 Comments on GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 680 Graphics Card Pictured

#1
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Many Thanks to NHKS for the tip.
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#2
arnoo1
Lucky bastard!
I want it to :p
I hope he leaks benchmarks and stuff
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#3
[H]@RD5TUFF
DO WANT! well perhaps a card from a brand that doesn't suck but still sorta jelly!
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#4
djxinator
He intends to leak the benchmarks on Wednesday, I stumbled upon this at about 8am GMT, posted it everywhere but it seemed to fall on deaf ears, I'm glad its properly out in the open though xD
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#5
RejZoR
I like the way how NVIDIA cards always come with exhaust coolers. Where with AMD, it's nearly impossible to get any exhausting cooled cards few months after then release. I remember how hard it was to find HD5850 with refrence cooler. And even after i managed to find one, the fan started rattling horribly after few months. Very annoying. Luckily i don't need exhausting cards anymore with current case, but i still wouldn't mind them since they dumb all the heat outside, keeping the case internal temperature much lower.
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#6
buggalugs
by: RejZoR
I like the way how NVIDIA cards always come with exhaust coolers. .
You obviously dont care about a card that sounds like a vacuum cleaner and runs 20 degrees hotter.

Ridiculous point anyway, AMD have released reference exhaust coolers for the last 5 generations. With the 7 series AMD chose to release reference and non-reference at the same time to give everyone choice.

There are plenty of people that refuse to buy reference blower noisy coolers, once you've had a silent highend GPU with a silent cooler, you never go back to vacuum cleaner coolers.
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#7
xenocide
I've had both, minimal difference unless you go very high end.
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#8
NHKS
I do like EVGA's decal(&color) on the reference GTX580(& 570) more than other brand's reference cards.. waiting to see what EVGA has got for 680..
since i saw the first pics of the 680, I have felt that the 'GEFORCE GTX' logo could have been a tad smaller..
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#9
Crap Daddy
There is no DX11.1 support written on the box. What could this be?
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#10
amdftw
Confirmed! The stock clock is 706/1502MHz.
By this way it is easy to have the GTX680 195W TDP.
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#11
Protagonist
Does it support 4K? Does it support DX 11.1?
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#12
NHKS
by: Crap Daddy
There is no DX11.1 support written on the box. What could this be?
good spotting!.. I have been having my doubts over the DX 11.1 support of GTX680.. some specs say 11.1 while some only 11.. so maybe DX11 it is..
will it make much difference?
or more bragging rights for AMD?
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#13
lZKoce
That is SOOO COOL...one firebreathing beast right there :D . You have to be geek all the way baby :D

To the nVidia Marketing team- you did it. Now your cause is my cause. And I am ready to work tirelessly to spread the glory of the green team and the use of CUDA and PhysiX in the professional world of computing. Naahh, I am just joking. It's just green is my favourite colour anyways ;)
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#14
legends84
just saw one in store today.. and expensive... :(
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#15
NHKS
probably u r one of the first TPU members to touch the retail box! :p.. thanks for the pic

u said u saw the price, but is there any difference in prices between 7970 & 680 currently?
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#16
Crap Daddy
by: amdftw
Confirmed! The stock clock is 706/1502MHz.
By this way it is easy to have the GTX680 195W TDP.
And how do you know? Link to official specs please.
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#17
Rahmat Sofyan
???

by: legends84
just saw one in store today.. and expensive... :(
already on sale in Malaysia dude ??? how much in ringgit ???
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#18
legends84
by: NHKS
probably u r one of the first TPU members to touch the retail box! :p.. thanks for the pic

u said u saw the price, but is there any difference in prices between 7970 & 680 currently?
for gigabyte 7970 is around MYR1999
gigabyte GTX680 maybe around MYR2100
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#19
Rahmat Sofyan
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by: Crap Daddy
And how do you know? Link to official specs please.
I guess from this link overclock.net

this is the pic :

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#20
djxinator
Everyone pile into the OCN thread, hes got it loaded up (WITH SCREENIES) on his Windows 7 32bit Core i3 system xD

Still, Haven shouldn't be bottle-necked by it - I think (THINK) he's benching it as we speak.

I'M SCARED GUISE I DON'T WANT THE UNIVERSE TO IMPLODE
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#23
Rahmat Sofyan
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by: Crap Daddy
There is no public version of GPU-z that supports Kepler.
yeah, I'm just guessing...wait for GPU-Z 6.0 to fix it.
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