Thursday, March 22nd 2012

EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Launched, Five Models

EVGA kicked off its GeForce GTX 680 lineup with no less than five models. The Into, SC, FTW, Classified, and HydroCopper. Intro is the absolute base model, with fanatic adherence to NVIDIA reference clock speeds of 1006/1056/6000 MHz (core/boost/memory effective) and board design; SC (or SuperClocked) is a factory-overclocked model that has slightly higher clock speeds, and augments the NVIDIA reference design with an EVGA-exclusive backplate. Then there's FTW, which features a custom cooler design by EVGA, with even higher clock speeds than SC. The last air-cooled model is the Classified, which our sources tell us will have "astoundingly" high clock speeds. HydroCopper retains the clock profile of Classified, but replaces the cooling assembly with a Swiftech-built copper water-block. EVGA is yet to reveal the design of Classified, and the clock speeds of the factory-overclocked models. There are other variations, such as EVGA's "Signature" design with SuperClocked clock-profile, FTW with 4 GB memory, etc.
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23 Comments on EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Launched, Five Models

#1
NHKS
OMG! 4 versions... thanks bta.. i have been frequently refreshing evga site for the last 2 days .. and i feel rewarded!! :D
EVGA rulz :rockout:

check out the site for added details

PS: nothing against other brands.. i have my bias towards evga cards ever since my first card - 8600GT..
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#2
hhumas
awesome .. I will take one
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#3
Fourstaff
Curious where to put the the hydro copper's heatsink, if the 120mm at the back is taken up by (say) Corsair H60.
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#4
hhumas
post a raw picture to demonstrate more clearly ..
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#7
DigitalUK
these are some nice looking cards
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#8
AsRock
TPU addict
The pics are not real are they , like see some real pics.
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#10
Delta6326
That hydro looks awesome! If get a card this gen it may be that one.
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#11
nickbaldwin86
Ya I want 4GB model :D 2 of em

FYI EVGA.com is SUPER slow... traffic is hitting it hard lol
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#12
Inceptor
Ok, they look good. I like the looks of the FTW edition.
I want to see what the 660 and 660Ti can do:
256bit? 192bit? 1280MB?

With the 680 starting at 2GB, the 660 and 660Ti have to have a smaller amount of RAM, just for card marketing differentiation. I think the 560Ti 448 core is going bye bye, soon.

Waiting to see the 660 FTW and 660Ti.
Unless somebody has some inside info they want to share, my two guesses are 256bit + 1280MB or 192bit + 1536MB (I think this second one is less likely).
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#13
GC_PaNzerFIN
FTW 4GB model has backplate, obviously mostly for looks but I think I am in love <3

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#14
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
Evga 4GB Jesus! I wonder what the price of that will be
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#15
Delta6326
FTW!


They have so many versions of the SC lol
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#16
alexsubri
by: GC_PaNzerFIN
FTW 4GB model has backplate, obviously mostly for looks but I think I am in love <3

http://i.imgur.com/8Wwr3.png
If they have the 4GB model at a reasonable price, I will def sell my 7950 ...ATI has some explaining to do! :banghead:
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#17
15th Warlock
by: alexsubri
If they have the 4GB model at a reasonable price, I will def sell my 7950 ...ATI has some explaining to do! :banghead:
Well, if there's something you can take from most of the GTX680 reviews is that currently, even at 5760x1200 the 680 is not constrained by its 2GB memory, and one of the advantages of the new TXAA feature is that you get better IQ than using 4x FSAA or even higher, without any of the memory impact associated with old antialising techniques.

I'm not saying a higher memory buffer will be of any help in the future, but chances are by then faster GPUs that make better use of the extra memory will be already out :)
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#18
alexsubri
by: 15th Warlock
Well, if there's something you can take from most of the GTX680 reviews is that currently, even at 5760x1200 the 680 is not constrained by its 2GB memory, and one of the advantages of the new TXAA feature is that you get better IQ than using 4x FSAA or even higher, without any of the memory impact associated with old antialising techniques.
I know ...that's what turned me on was the new txaa feature...the sad part is this is only the 680 and they already have several versions...wait until the 690s
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#19
MetalRacer
I see a GTX680 Classified in my future.

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#20
Juggalo23451
The hydrocoppers are generally really restrictive. That is why I didn't get them when I got my gtx590s. I have koolance water blocks on them
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#22
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
I really want one of these badly!
yep same Im looking at either the normal SC+ with backplate or the FTW version with the increased power phases.
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#23
m1dg3t
What no version with true OC feature's, like open BIOS to disable/modify the DOC feature/s :confused:

I don't see much benefit to anything over a reference card now that Nvidia is using DOC :o 4GB of vRAM could be usefull for some user's :)
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