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ELSA Rolls Out GeForce GTX 680 Hybrid Graphics Card

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  1. btarunr

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    ELSA announced its newest high-end graphics card, the GeForce GTX 680 Hybrid. Available in 2 GB and 4 GB variants, the card features a slightly modified NVIDIA reference design PCB, and Arctic Accelero Hybrid air+liquid cooling solution. The cooler uses a combination of closed-loop liquid block and fan-heatsinks to cool the GPU, memory, and VRM areas of the PCB.

    Both 2 GB and 4 GB variants of the ELSA GTX 680 Hybrid ship with 1006 MHz core, 1124 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.28 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory. The cards draw power from 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Display connectors include two dual-link DVI, and one each of DisplayPort and HDMI. The cards are 4-way SLI-capable. Slated for October 12, the 2 GB ELSA GTX 680 Hybrid is priced at 64,800 JPY (US $830), while the 4 GB variant will go for 72,800 JPY (US $933.12). In related news, ELSA also announced a single-slot, low-profile graphics card based on the GeForce GT 640. The card sticks to NVIDIA-reference clock speeds of 900 MHz core, 1.80 GHz memory, and packs 1 GB of DDR3 memory. It is priced at 9,980 JPY (US $127).

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    830 bucks for a card that costs 500 as reference and hybrid costs 170.
    Sweet pricing right there folks, would buy a container full of them and be a happy customer. /sarcasm.
     
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    Looks about as fun as taking a stack of cash out of your wallet and lighting it on fire :laugh:
     
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    Thats a pretty hefty premium. Why don't they just do the simple 1+1 what they cost at any retailer and slap a warranty on it. Pretty sure they would still make quite large profit and draw in more price conscious customers
     
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    I recall reading that ELSA sells in Japan, prices there are higher, correct me if I'm being wrong :)

    Still that's a hefty premium :|
     
  6. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    I remember the days when arctic cooling products were actually a somewhat decent value...
     
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    800 $ ?? F... ck this !

    Go buy EVGA Hydrocopper !!
     
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    almost 1000 bux for a water cooled single video card, screw that SLI would give better gains for 1000 bux and be air cooled!
     
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    so they took a cooler that exists already from another brand and stuck it on their card and charge how much?
     
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    I think I'll pass
     
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    At that price, I am guessing, they are hoping not to sell too many.
     
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    I'm surprised someone developed this. Very surprised :shadedshu
     
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    Same cooler with a fan ziptied to it not impressed.
     
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