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GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 680 WindForce 3X OC Graphics Card Pictured

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GIGABYTE is ready with its first non-reference design GeForce GTX 680 graphics card, the GTX 680 WindForce 3X OC. The card makes use of an NVIDIA reference-design PCB (in GIGABYTE's signature shade of blue, of course), and its in-house design WindForce 3X cooling solution. The reference-design PCB is slightly-customized by GIGABYTE to have 8-pin and 6-pin PCIe power connectors (instead of dual 6-pin). By the looks of it, all five NVVDC phases are enabled (only 4/5 enabled on the retail reference-design GTX 680). Interestingly, GIGABYTE chose the 6-pin connector that's otherwise disabled on the reference design, instead of a piggy-backed 6+8 pin connector cluster. Sadly, dual-DVI port cluster ensures the PCB is still single slot-incapable.

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jo - the triple fan is quite effective and normally quiet...on the GTX580 that is...
That should also apply on this I think.....

Hmmm...seems to have and 8 and 6 pin ... I thought the 680 had 2 x 6 pin.....
 
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Still want the reference though. I wants them hot air out of the case.
 
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Hmm I am have always been a fan (yes i had to use the word fan) of the windforce x3. It has some pretty nice factory OC too. Now I might consider upgrading from my 580 SOC. :)
 
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Hmmm...seems to have and 8 and 6 pin ... I thought the 680 had 2 x 6 pin.....
Reference has 2 x 6, there is a spot for 1 x8, 1x 6 for higher OC.

This should be cool and quiet.
 
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nice cooler and side profile look but why a blue PCB???? just make it black and it offends no one
 
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first time saw such beautiful gigabyte card
 
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I kinda want to get a gtx 680. If I do, this would be the one I get.
 
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i love the look of this card, i wish gigabyte one for the gk100/gk110
 
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Wow, 2 of them would go nicely in my rig :)
 
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Looks good!

No backplate is kind of a downer though
 
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jo - the triple fan is quite effective and normally quiet...on the GTX580 that is...
That should also apply on this I think.....

Hmmm...seems to have and 8 and 6 pin ... I thought the 680 had 2 x 6 pin.....
i really want high end cards with efficient power that aint draw electric so much ;)
 
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i really want high end cards with efficient power that aint draw electric so much ;)
It will only draw more power if you overclock. Otherwise it should be the same as a normal gtx680
 
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#18
I wonder...

A) Will this card lift the hardware-limited voltage cap?

B) When is this thing coming out...?
 
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Hmm, this may be replacing my XFX R7970 CORE
 
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It looks like a ref PCB they just used the 6-8pin :p