Thursday, March 29th 2012

Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom Launched

As the leading brand in enthusiastic graphics market, Gainward, again, introduces its Phantom series for GeForce GTX 680 - Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom. The Gainward GTX 680 Phantom, continue the elegant design of the first generation, delivers much better performance than the previous design. The most important is the Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom comes with factory over-clocked setting - 1150MHz boost clock (1084MHz base clock) and 3150MHz (DDR6300) memory clock.

It is really a “silent monster”, the fastest GTX 680 in the market and extreme cool under gaming environment. Under 3D benchmark, it is 12.6% higher than reference board (3DMark 2011 Xscore). While in gameplay, it is around 10% higher. To compare with the competing GPU in red camp, it performs 27.7% higher in 3DMark 2011 Xscore and exceeds amazingly 32% in hot titles gaming performance.
New Phantom II Cooler Design
The new Phantom II comes with brand new fins design (patent pending) that introduces:
  • Better thermal performance
  • Lower acoustic level
  • A more solid structure than previous generation
With this new design, Gainward GTX 680 Phantom delivers Extreme cool and silent acoustics under 3D heavy loading even with factory over-clocked speed. It really is an extreme gaming gear for enthusiast gamers.

Gainward superior hardware design
Beside the cooler performance, the Gainward engineers’ contribution for their users is to provide superior hardware design for GeForce GTX 680 Phantom. A 6-phase with DrMOS PWM design for the GTX 680 cores brings a lot more benefits for the over-clocking capability. With factory over-clocked to 1150MHz boost clock (1084MHz base clock) and 3150MHz (DDR6300) memory clock speed, the GTX 680 Phantom also can be over-clocked easily.

Thanks to superior hardware design, Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom gains extra 5% more power efficiency that is 5W saving while performing 8% more in gaming performance.

Gainward Expertool II utility
Along with new Phantom series announcement, Gainward proudly introduces the new Expertool utility for GTX 680’s dynamic clocking to tap into this powerful board. Users can utilize this new tool to enjoy the experience of the performance enhanced and quiet gameplay.

The QuattroPorts supports up to four displays in the same time on a single GTX 680. Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom also comes with a HDMI to DVI adapter for the users to enjoy NV Surround with three DVI monitors.

  • Microsoft DirectX 11, Shader Model 5.0 support
  • Microsoft DirectCompute and OpenCL Support
  • NVIDIA GPU Boost
  • NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync
  • NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
  • NVIDIA CUDA Technology
  • NVIDIA PhysX Technology
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Ready
  • NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology
  • NVIDIA SLI Technology
  • OpenGL 4.2 support
  • PCI Express 3.0
  • Two Dual-link DVI connectors
  • One DisplayPort connector
  • One HDMI connector (v1.4a)

For more information, visit the product page.
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19 Comments on Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom Launched

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Many Thanks to NHKS for the tip.
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The Exiled Airman
more board shots would help, it looks like a trislot design
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eidairaman1 said:
more board shots would help, it looks like a trislot design
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2 of these in SLI and you'll have the most expensive cooking device to date :laugh:
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wow, the fins looks like radiator
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Damn that looks good, once again, can't wait for the reviews!

This will be in my case so long as it's quiet, because the looks make up for any cooling short-comings (as long as it isn't worse than stock...)

Edit: Unless the top fins are plastic just to look cool, that would be horrible... oh god please tell me they aren't :(
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The best looking gfx. Period. No nonsense stickers and things sticking out of it.
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This cooler is better than stock. No I don't have one, but it has two fans. It also looks like it doesn't have those stacked power connectors. Anyone else notice that?
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moonlord said:
2 of these in SLI and you'll have the most expensive cooking device to date :laugh:
These actually run quite cool, haven't you read any reviews? You will need an eATX or similar monster board to fit them though i think lol
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Dangit just realized Gainward isn't for sale in Us is it?
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Delta6326 said:
Dangit just realized Gainward isn't for sale in Us is it?
from what i understand Palit owns Gainward and Galaxy brands. i think you can find both palit and galaxy cards in the US, so hopefully one of those will have this for sale here. (i'd buy one too if they will :D)
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Nvidia needs to stop "outdoing" themselves, ATI is using this to their advantage :D
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alexsubri said:
Nvidia needs to stop "outdoing" themselves, ATI is using this to their advantage :D
wait what .. . . I think you just herped a derp. . . .
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This is what I figured... Nvidia release's a "reference" wink card at $500 and it evaporated in moments. While now we'll wait for AIB to get there "customs" on shelve's probably ~3weeks. While by then everyone (except the say 1,200 worldwide customers that got it on opening day) will find there won't be any such $500 MSRP cards, at least for months to come.

Face it there will be a limited number of chips (TSMC :shadedshu) Nvidia will be able to bin for the GTX680, and so every AIB won't be letting thier small lot not bring the best RoI. Those AIB's are not going to let those be in products that can justify a premium asking price. By the time there's sufficient stock on the shelves (8-10 weeks), things might change, but to find GTX680 at around $530 will be norm for a long time. Exactly why AMD didn’t find any reason to worry about 7970 pricing.
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