Sunday, September 30th 2012

Gigabyte Preps GeForce GTX 680 OC with 4 GB of Memory

Taiwan-based Gigabyte Technology is now working on releasing another customized GeForce GTX 680 card, a model codenamed GV-N680OC-4GD which is factory overclocked, packs 4 GB of memory (double the amount of most GTX 680s), and comes equipped with a WINDFORCE 3X 450 W triple-fan cooler.

Gigabyte's card also has an Ultra Durable VGA design (2oz copper PCB, Ferrite Core (Metal) Chokes, Low RDS (on) MOSFET, Japanese Solid Capacitor), a GPU clocked at 1071/1137 MHz Base/Boost (standard is 1006/1058 MHz), a 256-bit memory interface, a memory clock of 6008 MHz, and dual-DVI, HDMI (gold-plated) and DisplayPort outputs. No word yet on availability or pricing.
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30 Comments on Gigabyte Preps GeForce GTX 680 OC with 4 GB of Memory

#1
xxdozer322
i have the 580 version and this thing is SEXY, and the quality is amazing.
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#2
Vinska
>> Tri-slot.

DO NOT WANT. >=[
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#3
xxdozer322
^lol saw that AFTER my post. 580 is dual slot.
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#4
dj-electric
Vinska
>> Tri-slot.

DO NOT WANT. >=[
Hell, i'd still hit it
Except i already have two crazy 680s so...
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#5
theonek
And the cooling is again with these cheap fans.... everflow, which some have a deffect as they are made in factory.
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#6
puma99dk|
oh another 4gb version, maybe it's time to upgrade sooner than later :)

soo many 4gb cards out atm ~.~
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#7
Ghost
puma99dk|
oh another 4gb version, maybe it's time to upgrade sooner than later :)

soo many 4gb cards out atm ~.~
Upgrade to this. It's 4GB! Two times faster than GTX 680 2GB :D
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puma99dk|
Ghost
Upgrade to this. It's 4GB! Two times faster than GTX 680 2GB :D
lol, even GTX 690 got 4gb but it's like SLi still limited to 2gb even u got 2 cards, it's like i don't get why u need an extra card when it's like u only got memory usages of one card not both.
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#9
Ghost
puma99dk|
lol, even GTX 690 got 4gb but it's like SLi still limited to 2gb even u got 2 cards, it's like i don't get why u need an extra card when it's like u only got memory usages of one card not both.
Every GPU in SLI/CF config needs it's own memory. Calling GTX 690 a 4GB is misleading, because it's actually 2GB per GPU. Reviewers and other HW-related people should call it a 2GB card. I guess, tho, it's fair enough for manufacturers to call it a 4GB card, because those 4GB physically really exist.
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#10
tacosRcool
they should of just made all of em 4 GBs....
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#11
cmaxvt
Where does it say that it is triple slot? It just says Triple fan. If it's the same cooler as both of my Gigabyte 670's than it is just a dual slot.
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#12
theonek
cmaxvt
Where does it say that it is triple slot? It just says Triple fan. If it's the same cooler as both of my Gigabyte 670's than it is just a dual slot.
Look at the given pictures.... and hope this time they use more quality fans...
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#13
johnspack
Here For Good!
It's purdy and all.. but.. considering its 6 series, why the need for so much cooling? Also, if it's not easily usable for sli setups, that's a fail. Those of you who buy high end stuff, will eventually sli until you can get the next gen! Right now a single 680 is plenty, but eventually... well probably sooner than later, you'll want more.
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#14
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
cmaxvt
Where does it say that it is triple slot? It just says Triple fan. If it's the same cooler as both of my Gigabyte 670's than it is just a dual slot.
the fans take up a 3rd slot in a PCI bracket Configuration, most SLI motherboards are dual slot
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#15
Vinska
johnspack
Also, if it's not easily usable for sli setups, that's a fail.
Exactly my reason for the DNW.
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#16
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
puma99dk|
lol, even GTX 690 got 4gb but it's like SLi still limited to 2gb even u got 2 cards, it's like i don't get why u need an extra card when it's like u only got memory usages of one card not both.
yup cuz the top card still has to compile everything before its output on to the VGA/DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort)

I Also recall alot of people bitching about how other cards have 4 GB of memory whats any different about this?
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#17
NeoXF
That triple slot thing is manageable for me (tho really, was it necessary?), but blue PCB yet again? That's probably the biggest no-no for me. Not much of a problem for the custom builds I do tho...
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#18
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
NeoXF
That triple slot thing is manageable for me (tho really, was it necessary?), but blue PCB yet again? That's probably the biggest no-no for. Not much of a problem for the custom builds I do tho...
That is the Color Gigabyte has had for over a decade.
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#19
Vinska
To me, blue is one of the nicest colors for a PCB of a card.
(can't say the same about mobos)
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#20
[H]@RD5TUFF
If only it was dual slot, I would care a lot more.
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#21
AnnCore
Staff
Dual slot with a 3 slot backplate

If you look carefully at the photos, it seems the card is about 2 slots wide but the back cover plate is for 3 slots...

I know cards need some space to breathe but then again, if you want SLI or whatever, it'll work, right?
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#22
Ghost
It looks like shroud base is at 2 slot height, but fans are stcking out a little more.
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#23
AnnCore
Staff
Ghost
It looks like shroud base is at 2 slot height, but fans are stcking out a little more.
Yeh the shroud holes for the fans sort of have a rim...
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#24
Ghost
AnnCore
Yeh the shroud holes for the fans sort of have a rim...
That's Gigabyte's problem. They should have made cut-ins in heatsink and placed fans there to make this card dual-slot. Or simply used heatsink from 2GB version...
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#25
AnnCore
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Ghost
That's Gigabyte's problem. They should have made cut-ins in heatsink and placed fans there to make this card dual-slot. Or simply used heatsink from 2GB version...
That might have been a nice compromise. A little less heatsink to sort of embed the fans and keep the whole thing 2 slot. Might have cost them more to produce but at the same time they might sell more with the idea that they can be SLId.

Now I ask you Ghost, why aren't we working for them in Marketing, or R&D or Sales? Heck why don't we just self-appoint ourselves CEOs... :laugh:
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