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ASUS GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II 2048 MB

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Captain Howdy New Member

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    I'm not impressed by this card at all (this sample anyway). The max stable gpu overclock (oc+boost) W1zzard was able to achieve was 1272. I know that other reviewers were able to go higher but I've seen many examples of the reference 680 with 2-slot cooler and 6-pins get to an oc+boost of 1272 and better.

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    W1zzard: I assume this is the case, but can I just confirm... you set the power target to max for overclocking test?
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2012
  2. SonDa5

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    I don't care for the cooler but the PCB is bitching.


    Disappointed to not see the Voltage Tweak software sticker on the box. :(


    What a waste of PCB if this card doesn't support voltage tweak. The Dynamic OC software that doesn't turn off ruins this card.
  3. inzaji New Member

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    Superb Card. Can wait to get 1 :D
  4. Animalpak

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    This for me seems the most aggressive in performance custom overclocked GTX 680... Reach the highest FPS in most of the games.

    Im looking for a new card anyone confirm my impression ? Or there will be another much faster ?

    Thanks guys
  5. 680sli New Member

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    Running Asus GTX 680 CU Top in SLI

    Hi All,

    I'm running these cards in SLI on a new build. It was a little tight in my old case and I ended up getting a new case (Rosewill Thor). Everything powered up first time and no driver issues.

    Here are some basic stats:

    Idle temps: Card 1 (top): 32c and Card 2 (bottom) 27c. Amazing temps considering the cards are on right next to each other. I used a small plastic spacer to make sure the card have at least 0.5 inch between the cards. The cards do tend to bow slightly, so pay attention to this if you're doing a SLI solution.

    Load temps (based on Battlefield Bad Company 2 all detail set to high etc @ 1920x1080). 3 hrs solid gaming. Fraps should frame rates 200-140. I can't hear any fan noise above my already quiet case fans. My XBOX sounds louder - lol.

    Temps after gaming:
    Card 1: 71c
    Card 2: 56c

    Card 1: boosts to 1280 (stock)
    Card 2: boots to 1228 (stock)

    4% boost difference between the cards not bad on stock and especially because the cards are stacked almost top of each other (because of additional heat transfer). Will try overclocking to see where I can take the cards. So far everything is awesome on stock speeds.

    Cards show running both PCI 8x in the Asus M/B bios, not sure if I'd see much more in 16x and game play has been flawless, no stuttering whatsoever.

    3D 2011: Came out to 15k+ on stock (can't remember exact #).

    I believe this is the best single GPU card you can buy and Asus hasn't put it much over MSRP (given the custom PCB & copper heat pipe solution). The cards cool down very quickly too, further evidence that the triple slot cooling solution is working (in addition to Nvidia's magic on the Kepler core).

    If you're going for an SLI solution, there are only a few M/B's that can handle the triple slot design. Also make sure you case can handle the larger card size (almost 12" in length). Lastly make sure a SLI or single card solution, that you have good airflow through the case and at all times, as this card will not vent out of the case.

    Hope this helps anyone looking at this card. It's hard to find at the moment, but it's definitely worth it when you get it !!
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2012
  6. 680sli New Member

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    The MSI 680 lightning looks good, but it's more money and I don't see any performance improvement over the Asus card. I have heard the lightnings fans can get a little noisy under load. Both good cards and really depends what you're willing to spend.
  7. thebluebumblebee

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    Did Asus ever do anything along this line? There's one on CL....

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