NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680 was introduced earlier this year has taken the enthusiast market by storm. It offers great performance at significantly reduced power consumption. NVIDIA's dynamic overclocking algorithm works well and provides a nice speed boost for the card. We are now seeing the first custom GTX 680 board designs pop up.
MSI'S GTX 680 Twin Frozr III uses the reference design PCB and dual fan cooler. The company also included a clock increase to 1059 MHz base clock, memory clock has remained the same. In terms of pricing MSI is asking a price premium for $50 over the reference design.
|MSI GTX |
|Shader Units||512||1792||2048||1536||1536||2x 1536||2x 512|
|ROPs||48||32||32||32||32||2x 32||2x 48|
|Graphics Processor||GF110||Tahiti||Tahiti||GK104||GK104||2x Cayman||2x GF110|
|Transistors||3000M||4310M||4310M||3500M||3500M||2x 2640M||2x 3000M|
|Memory Size||1536 MB||3072 MB||3072 MB||2048 MB||2048 MB||2x 2048 MB||2x 1536 MB|
|Memory Bus Width||384 bit||384 bit||384 bit||256 bit||256 bit||2x 256 bit||2x 384 bit|
|Core Clock||772 MHz||800 MHz||925 MHz||1006 MHz+||1058 MHz+||830 MHz||607 MHz|
|Memory Clock||1002 MHz||1250 MHz||1375 MHz||1502 MHz||1575 MHz||1250 MHz||855 MHz|