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Nvidia GTX680 Wallpaper "Just an Observation"

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  1. 20mmrain

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    So this thread will for sure not become a sticky....
    But I was looking at the Wallpaper Nvidia made for their new GTX 680's and I noticed something a little out of the ordinary.
    Upon further examination the card shown is powered by 1 + 8 Pin 1 + 6 Pin power connection. The GTX 680 as we all know is powered by just 2 + 6 pin power connections.

    Thoughts came to mind...
    Is this the famed GK110 we were all expecting to get?
    Or
    is it just a screw up from who ever made the wallpaper?

    Either way it's an interesting thought and I just wanted to share it.

    [​IMG]
     

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    If it were true for me, sad to know that the only thing that distinguishes the GTX 680 from GK110 be an 8-pin connector... Same as was for the 280-285.
     
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    This was likely a render done before they knew the exact specs of the card for release. The 680 as it stands has the traces for an 8 pin and 6 pin connector and some reference cards now come in the 8+6 configuration.
     
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    It also has traces for more connections then that if necessary. Who the heck knows what Nvidia was thinking. LOL In order to make that space in the Heatsink shroud large enough to fit an 8 pin connection some things would have to be changed first. Some things shown here are pretty exact to be just a Rendering mistake but I suppose you could still be right.

    And higher performance enough to be noticeable.
     
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    Where did You get this wallpaper anyway? It appears to be quite old. In Your version of the wallpaper, they even forgot a notch in the SLI connector. I Marked it. Hope You don't mind.
    And yet, in the current GTX680 wallpaper, "everything" is fixed. I will also attach that new one for comparison.
     

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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Nvidia staff must read TPU.


    :roll:
     
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    Got it off of Nvidia's geforce website like a week ago so not that old thank you.
     
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    that image was put on the gtx 680 press ftp and replaced later with the correct one. my guess is that they changed the power configuration last minute
     
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    yeah could be, and they found out that even with 2 x 6pins the card still runs great and overclocks aswell :D
     
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    Newegg used the same image when they sent me an email by mistake to order the GTX680 a day before the cards were actually available, I remember noticing it back then, and thinking that, as others have pointed out, it was an old render from a GTX680 prototype...

    [​IMG]

    Nothing out of the ordinary really :p
     
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