http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-680-review-benchmark,3161-14.html Surelly this is not what nvidia did claim more than one year ago when they told to the public that they were not aimed anymore to make mere (simple) graphics cards. If I well remember they emphatized how much importance it had a gpgpu nowadays...they (nvidia) infact did make a "great" work in order to let this capability be part of their next gen gpus like the gtx 580. What we are seeing today is that nvidia is selling their top notch cards at an injustificable price...the gtx 580 is not so good as the 6970 from the amd counterpart when it comes to decoding zip passwords with opencl programs, is not good enough when it comes to make some ray tracing simulations with third party software like luxmark; the gtx 680 is following this tradition and yep you are catching up 600 bucks for this piece of revolutionary hardware. Please do not say that gpgpu does not matter in modern computer graphics as it does - next api will more and more generalize their pipeline flow to be as more close to general computational programs. Also at the Epic those guys know and want this despite the fact they are constantly promoting nvidia hardware as the most innovative one...probably they have NO INTEREST in doing so. At last it comes a simple argumentation...would it be better to catch 600 bucks for a 10% less powerfull graphics card but capable of doing a great job in gpgpu or taking a closely specialized hardware which is just an old piece of history but capable of giving a couple of fps more? Please reflect on this, put apart your love for nvidia and make things clear.