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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Kepler 2 GB

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Today NVIDIA released their new GeForce GTX 680 which is based on the company's brand-new Kepler architecture. The card comes with massively improved performance per Watt. It also introduces an automatic dynamic overclocking method which gives the card the leading edge, making it the fastest single GPU graphics card in the world.

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If you have any questions regarding dynamic overclocking, post them here, I will try to answer them.
 
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Thanks for the excellent review W1zzard, as always, very thorough :)

I have a question, now that NDA has lifted, do you know when the card is officially available for sale? It's past 6am PMT and Newegg is yet to show any results.

Thank you once more :)
 

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the card got 9.5 and the editor's choice award.nice gfx by nvidia
 

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Great review! :toast: Now let the price wars begin! I want a 580 for around $200.. hehehe
 
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Great review as always from W1zzard. Not really sure what advantages the dynamic overclocking brings, but overall the card seems pretty good. 5 - 10% faster than the 7970, with less power consumption and a lower price puts quite some pressure on AMD to lower the price of their top cards. Now I'm hoping that Nvidia releases some more affordable cards, so that we can get a full on price war.
 
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Great review! :toast: Also thorough explanation about the new overclocking method. :toast:

Great card too.

Well done NVIDIA, this time there will be no keplerishotbbqgrill jokes anymore :laugh:
 
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An Earth when AMD knew Nvidia would be a little late and took advantage. If we see a price war we will know that for truth. I wonder what we can expect on their mid range card.
 
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As I understood well, the max OC with this card, from a traditional POV is around 1300MHz (1150 plus offset 150 MHz)?
 
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If you have any questions regarding dynamic overclocking, post them here, I will try to answer them.
Dear Wizzard,

Do you think I should dump my two 7970's with two EK Nickel Acetal blocks, two EK back plates in exchange for two GTX 680's? I have a Corsair 800D case, and it gets hot it there; therefore, I thought about watercooling my cards. The current catalyst is a little clunky and pain in my butt on boot up, as the eyefinity wont shift to arranged monitor when it boots Up, as I have to fire up the catalyst controller for it to work. Anyways, sorry for the rant, but I feel bummed out or am I wrong for feeling this way? I think I got the very short end of the stick performance and quality component wise. Not wealthy by any means, but the cost of the cards is not a concern to me.

Thanks,

Fairlady-Z.
 
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Killer product, great job Nvidia. Also a very thorough review Wizz and Kudos for adapting and including the new features that Kepler brings.

I want SLI cards of these bad boys now and thats what I'm saving for.
 

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AMD is in for a rude shock. Gogo price wars!
 
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They're slowly popping up on newegg fellas! I'm waiting for evga's to show up.
Do you have a link? I seem to be unable to get to display any results for gtx 680.
Thank you ;)
 
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" Thank you for ordering from Newegg.com. "
EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814130768

Man these are selling out quick already. Had the ASUS one as I was going to check out, GONE.
Got the EVGA one in the cart as soon as I saw it show up. Sheesh.
 
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Ahead somewhat in raw performance over the 7970, still a bit ahead in perf/watt, way ahead in perf/$.
 
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Hmm.. so 6% (Avg) over 7970, guess i don't have a reason to go jump on one of these, was kinda hoping I would be compelled hell might just order one to play with :)

I'd like to see a comparison with 7970 at the same clocks though, should be pretty close clock for clock.
 

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prices are the same in the uk for 680 & 7970 atm
Yeah, very soon AMD will have to cut their asking price of the 7970 to below £400 to stay competitive. Not everyday your opponent comes up with a product which is faster, consumes less power and cheaper at the same time.

That's because new products prices are always inflated.
GTX 680 is very price competitive, as you just saw.
 
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Thank you so much! just ordered from my phone :)


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