Wednesday, March 28th 2012

EVGA Dual-Fan Signature 2 GeForce GTX 680 Cooling Solution Pictured

EVGA kicked off its GeForce GTX 680 lineup with a bang. On its launch, EVGA showed off its first "Signature" cooling solution. That particular cooler is similar in design to NVIDIA's cooling solution (lateral-flow through aluminum channels). We're getting to know of yet another of EVGA's non-reference cooler designs for the GeForce GTX 680, the dual-fan Signature 2 cooler. Pictured below (still in its CGI form), the cooler uses two 80 mm fans that guide air through a complex heatsink below. The fans will spin at lower speeds to achieve similar/higher air-flow than the lateral-blower featured on other designs, and hence could end up being quieter. This cooler features on EVGA GeForce GTX 680 SuperClocked Signature 2.
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26 Comments on EVGA Dual-Fan Signature 2 GeForce GTX 680 Cooling Solution Pictured

#1
btarunr
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Many Thanks to NHKS for the tip.
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#2
Munki
I must admit, I have a sexual attraction to that card...
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#3
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Munki
I must admit, I have a sexual attraction to that card...
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#4
jalex3
I loled, though it does look rather nice.
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#6
Lionheart
Eerrrhh time to sell my HD7970 and buy 2 of these :) ....and also loled to that picture, looks like Jim Carrey abit @_@
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#7
NHKS
:laugh: what a reaction, bta!!

however, that's a nice looking card indeed.. waiting for info on final clocks!.. guessing around 1150MHz core with this cooling arrangement & it will have 8+6 pin connections (of course with TDP > stock 195W)
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#8
DOM
the cooler is not even real :p
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: DOM
the cooler is not even real :p
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#10
DOM
by: btarunr
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i did :slap:

i was thinking of what Munki said, i guess he likes to look at fake girls on the screen then the real thing or just fake gpu coolers :roll:
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#11
NHKS
by: DOM
the cooler is not even real :p
exactly, why u no read before comment?
bta said "still in its CGI form"



EDIT: now i see what u meant :D
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#12
Munki
by: DOM
i did :slap:

i was thinking of what Munki said i guess he likes to look at fake girls on the screen then the real thing or just fake gpu coolers :roll:
It's a nice fake GPU cooler. Stop hatin' :laugh:
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#13
Fairlady-z
by: Lionheart
Eerrrhh time to sell my HD7970 and buy 2 of these :) ....and also loled to that picture, looks like Jim Carrey abit @_@
I just did that and I couldn't be any happier with the swap. Sadly I have two unopened EK Blocks and EK back plate that I need to get rid of. 7970 is a epic card, but I had so many driver issues that it pushed me to the edge I was about to swap them out for two 580's I was so tired of them. I really loved and hated the cards at the same time.
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#14
NHKS
by: Fairlady-z
7970 is a epic card, but I had so many driver issues that it pushed me to the edge I was about to swap them out for two 580's I was so tired of them. I really loved and hated the cards at the same time.
Why not wait for new drivers?.. some days earlier, I read someone claiming a new Catalyst 12.4 version that will be outed with performance improvements as well.. but u know better as u have first hand exp..
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#15
radrok
by: NHKS
Why not wait for new drivers?.. some days earlier, I read someone claiming a new Catalyst 12.4 version that will be outed with performance improvements as well.. but u know better as u have first hand exp..
Because most of the time with AMD drivers the wait won't deliver, sometimes partially but almost never completely.
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#16
Jurassic1024
I wonder if vendors that jumped ship prior to Fermi's release are wanting back in now that Kepler is top top top dog? ie: XFX
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#17
Shurakai
Woah, hope some Aussie retailers get this, looks fantastic! EVGA seems so rare down under :(
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#19
raptori
finally a dual fan from EVGA
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#20
NHKS
by: raptori
finally a dual fan from EVGA
not sure if u mean 'first' in 600 series.. because 500 series already had dual-fan cards (580 DS, 570 DS)*but i am not a fan of their design :D*
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#21
Fairlady-z
by: NHKS
Why not wait for new drivers?.. some days earlier, I read someone claiming a new Catalyst 12.4 version that will be outed with performance improvements as well.. but u know better as u have first hand exp..
I was tempted to wait, but I was running out of time to return this cards for full refund. So I did and I got my 680's with which I don't have to worry about those issues. I hate how eyefinity was behaving on desktop, and the arrange of desktop bar would always fail after quitting a game I would have reset everything it was just a pain. Also, I was getting terrible screen tear on side monitors for what ever reason, and the center one was fine now this is with Vsync. I can tell you this I have 0 issues with teh 680s when it comes to that. Now as for performance I can't tell a difference neck in neck. Asaide from Physx support which is limited.

By the way Adaptive Vsync is epic lol. I hope 12.4 fix's those issues I had along with GPU-z showing disabled CF and HWmonitor not recognizing the cards properly it was a slew of little things.
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#22
Delta6326
Nice and it comes with their lower temp front plate thingy.
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#23
[H]@RD5TUFF
This should have been the OEM design IMO.
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#24
kiddagoat
here we go again..... EVGA making about 7-8 SKUs for the same card..... when will they ever learn....
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#25
techtard
They will learn when poeple stop buying the multiple variants of their cards.
Not everyone is an enthusiast or does research. You would be surprised how many people don't know you can overclock a video card, or get a better cooler.
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