Friday, April 13th 2012

EVGA Announces the GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature Graphics Cards

EVGA has today officially introduced a fresh pair Kepler cards, the GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature and GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature+ which feature a 5 phase PWM design, 8-pin and 6-pin PCIe power connectors (stock models come with two 6-pin plugs), and increased frequencies - 1084 MHz (1006 MHz stock) for the base clock, 1150 MHz for the boost clock (1058 MHz) and 6208 MHz (6008 MHz) for the 2 GB of on board GDDR5 memory.

These two tweaked GTX 680s also have 1536 CUDA Cores, a 256-bit memory interface, PCI-Express 3.0 support, SLI and 3D Vision Surround capabilities, and four display outputs - two DVI, one HDMI and one DisplayPort. The GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature has a price tag of $529.99 while the GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature+, which comes equipped with a backplate, costs $549.99. Neither model is available at this time.
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43 Comments on EVGA Announces the GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature Graphics Cards

#1
Animalpak
I saw a preview on the official website.

I love these exclusive coolers and blackplates are beautiful to behold.
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#2
Liquid Cool
$530 or $550 for a video card.

This world has gone insane.

LC
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#3
Quantos
That thing looks classy as fuck.
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#4
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
If this comes with an 8-pin, does that mean the current limit is also raised so the card won't throttle as quickly?
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#5
[H]@RD5TUFF
Very nice, it looks great, and the pricing isn't too shabby.
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#6
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
It's not clear what the difference between the two cards is.
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#8
Live OR Die
Looks boring to me its just flat doesn't look tank.
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#9
DanishDevil
by: qubit
It's not clear what the difference between the two cards is.
The backplate.
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#10
stinger608
by: Live OR Die
Looks boring to me its just flat doesn't look tank.
I have to agree. Looks very basic with no character at all other than the white strip with a frigging logo written across it.
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#12
LuvKush
Dammmit i was hoping for SC signature 2!!
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#13
LuvKush
by: stinger608
I have to agree. Looks very basic with no character at all other than the white strip with a frigging logo written across it.
Well did you want some type of robotic looking transformer type cooler? You also got LED's in and around your case?
No disrespect but I'm going to guess your age. Is it under 22 years old... Am i Right?


>This is sleek.<
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#14
symmetrical
by: LuvKush
Well did you want some type of robotic looking transformer type cooler? You also got LED's in and around your case?
No disrespect but I'm going to guess your age. Is it under 22 years old... Am i Right?


>This is sleek.<
LOL

That's the first thing that came to mind to the kids who don't like sleek and classy.

They want loud orange LED rainbow pastel honda civic with GT wings looking type GPU's.
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#15
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: DanishDevil
The backplate.
Yes, of course. I missed that bit despite reading it twice, lol.

by: stinger608
I have to agree. Looks very basic with no character at all other than the white strip with a frigging logo written across it.
Nah, it's "understated", like all things of quality are. :laugh:

Yeah, it looks kinda boring and functional, but I don't mind it. I would have preferred a dash of colour, though.
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#16
Vancha
It's classy. It could be more interesting, but at least it's not adolescent-chic.
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#17
hanzi
by: symmetrical
LOL

That's the first thing that came to mind to the kids who don't like sleek and classy.

They want loud orange LED rainbow pastel honda civic with GT wings looking type GPU's.
In short Ricers :laugh: On topic - this looks good, and will look good on any case with a window. Even those 90 degrees Silverstone cases.
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#18
Inceptor
by: symmetrical
LOL

That's the first thing that came to mind to the kids who don't like sleek and classy.

They want loud orange LED rainbow pastel honda civic with GT wings looking type GPU's.
Exactly.
Classy and sophisticated makes a statement with this card; it performs very well, and is powerful. The understated cooler design accentuates that very thing, which reinforces its capability.

Having cards, or cases, or even cars that look like race cars or transformers gets old really really fast, as in 1-2 years fast. That's teenager-grade trash design.
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#20
Delta6326
I really like the looks just wish these coolers where quiet. I would like to put this in a corsair 700 D
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#21
THE_EGG
by: Liquid Cool
$530 or $550 for a video card.

This world has gone insane.

LC
Need not to worry LC, the cheapest GTX 680 where I live is $700.
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#22
symmetrical
by: THE_EGG
Need not to worry LC, the cheapest GTX 680 where I live is $700.
Well the world has been insane, there's been high end $500 GPUs for awhile now.

If anything, $500 today is a lot less than $500 a few years ago. So technically it's cheaper than it ever was.
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#23
Live OR Die
by: LuvKush
Well did you want some type of robotic looking transformer type cooler? You also got LED's in and around your case?
No disrespect but I'm going to guess your age. Is it under 22 years old... Am i Right?


>This is sleek.<
The look of the GTX 480 with the pipes looks better :laugh:
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#24
1c3d0g
I don't care what the hell the damn thing looks like, as long as it performs well. Saying that, however, I must also say that (IMHO) the one cooling fan does not inspire confidence in me in its cooling abilities. After seeing the monsters from Zotac (2 massive cooling fans with an enlarged PCB) and Gigabyte (3 even bigger cooling fans), they make this EVGA look rather tame. Hopefully I'll be proven wrong when the reviews are out.

I also hope ASUS will release a MARS version of the 680, now THAT will be a killer graphics card! :cool:
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#25
Ghost
20$ for a backplate :shadedshu
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