NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680 was introduced earlier this year and has since taken the enthusiast market by storm. It offers great performance at significantly reduced power consumption. NVIDIA's dynamic overclocking algorithm works well and provides a nice speed boost for the card.
Point of View's GTX 680 TGT Ultra Charged comes with a large triple-slot, triple-fan cooler. GPU Clock speed has been increased to 1111 MHz, while memory remains at the NVIDIA default of 1502 MHz. Memory capacity has been doubled to 4 GB, which will hopefully provide some benefit in more demanding games at higher resolutions. According to a sticker on the package, Point of View actively selects GPUs with low leakage, which provides improvements in power consumption, resulting in better heat and noise.
With a price of $560 the card is in the typical range for a custom design, overclocked, GTX 680 card.
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|POV GTX 680 |
|Shader Units||1344||2048||2048||1536||1536||2x 1536||2x 512||2x 1536|
|ROPs||32||32||32||32||32||2x 32||2x 48||2x 32|
|Graphics Processor||GK104||Tahiti||Tahiti||GK104||GK104||2x Cayman||2x GF110||2x GK104|
|Transistors||3500M||4310M||4310M||3500M||3500M||2x 2640M||2x 3000M||2x 3500M|
|Memory Size||2048 MB||3072 MB||3072 MB||2048 MB||4096 MB||2x 2048 MB||2x 1536 MB||2x 2048 MB|
|Memory Bus Width||256 bit||384 bit||384 bit||256 bit||256 bit||2x 256 bit||2x 384 bit||2x 256 bit|
|Core Clock||915 MHz+||925 MHz||1050 MHz||1006 MHz+||1110 MHz+||830 MHz||607 MHz||915 MHz+|
|Memory Clock||1502 MHz||1375 MHz||1500 MHz||1502 MHz||1502 MHz||1250 MHz||855 MHz||1502 MHz|