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EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Launched, Five Models

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    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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    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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    awesome .. I will take one
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    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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    post a raw picture to demonstrate more clearly ..
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    Gotta love EVGA :)
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    these are some nice looking cards
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    The pics are not real are they , like see some real pics.
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    That hydro looks awesome! If get a card this gen it may be that one.
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    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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    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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    FTW 4GB model has backplate, obviously mostly for looks but I think I am in love <3

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    Evga 4GB Jesus! I wonder what the price of that will be
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    FTW!
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    They have so many versions of the SC lol
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    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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    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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    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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    I see a GTX680 Classified in my future.

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    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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    I really want one of these badly!
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    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    yep same Im looking at either the normal SC+ with backplate or the FTW version with the increased power phases.
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    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 :eek: 4GB of vRAM could be usefull for some user's :)

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