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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Graphics Cards Vendor Roundup

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 1 comment

With the announcement of EVGA's GeForce GTX 680 Superclocked and GTX 680 SC+ w/Backplate, we take a look at the current available Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 models

Last week, we saw the release of the GeForce GTX 680 reference cards hit the market (if you were lucky enough to grab one up for before they disappeared). Now, we've put together a roundup of the currently available GeForce GTX 680s so you can better find the one that's right for you. 

EVGA

EVGA has released its non-reference cards, the GeForce GTX 680 Superclocked and GeForce GTX 680 SC+ w/Backplate. The EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Superclocked improves on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1058 MHz (Stock-1006 MHz), with boost clock of 1113 MHz (Stock-1058 MHz). The memory has further been tuned with a stock frequency of 6208 MHz (Stock-6008 MHz).

Asus



The Asus GeForce GTX 680 is based on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1006 MHz, with boost clock of 1058 MHz. The 2GB GDDR5 running at a stock frequency of 6008 MHz. It features Asus Exclusive GPU Tweak utility helps you modify and tune clock speeds, voltages, and fan performance via an intuitive interface. 

MSI



The MSI GeForce GTX 680 is based on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1006 MHz, with boost clock of 1058 MHz. The 2GB GDDR5 running at a stock frequency of 6008 MHz. It features MSI's Afterburner utility. This utility enables all MSI graphics cards users to boost performance and to monitor all kinds of critical information in real-time.

Gigabyte



The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 is based on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1006 MHz, with boost clock of 1058 MHz. The 2GB GDDR5 running at a stock frequency of 6008 MHz.

PNY



The PNY GeForce GTX 680 is based on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1006 MHz, with boost clock of 1058 MHz. The 2GB GDDR5 running at a stock frequency of 6008 MHz. PNY is offering a bonus 16ft Smart Active High Speed HDMI Cable with its GPU, along with a $29.99 MIR to cover the cost of the cable.

Galaxy


The Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 is based on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1006 MHz, with boost clock of 1058 MHz. The 2GB GDDR5 running at a stock frequency of 6008 MHz.

Zotac


The Zotac GeForce GTX 680 is based on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1006 MHz, with boost clock of 1058 MHz. The 2GB GDDR5 running at a stock frequency of 6008 MHz. Zotac has bundled in two game packs: 1 x Zotac Assassin's Creed 3-Game Pack and 1 x TrackMania 2 Canyon 3-Day Game Pass

Palit


The Palit GeForce GTX 680 is based on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1006 MHz, with boost clock of 1058 MHz. The 2GB GDDR5 running at a stock frequency of 6008 MHz.

Palit


The Palit GeForce GTX 680 JetStream improves on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1084 MHz (Stock-1006 MHz), with boost clock of 1150 MHz (Stock-1058 MHz). The memory has further been tuned with a stock frequency of 6300 MHz (Stock-6008 MHz). The JetStream features a three fan design to improve upon the thermal performance of the reference design. The design makes the JetStream a 2.5 slot width card and support for only 2-way SLI.

Gainward


The Gainward GeForce GTX 680 is based on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1006 MHz, with boost clock of 1058 MHz. The 2GB GDDR5 running at a stock frequency of 6008 MHz.

Gainward


The Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom improves on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1084 MHz (Stock-1006 MHz), with boost clock of 1150 MHz (Stock-1058 MHz). The memory has further been tuned with a stock frequency of 6300 MHz (Stock-6008 MHz). The Phantom features Gainward's new “Phantom II ” Cooler design to improve upon the thermal performance of the reference design. The design makes the Phantom a 2.5 slot width card and support for only 2-way SLI.

Club


The Club 3D GeForce GTX 680 is based on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1006 MHz, with boost clock of 1058 MHz. The 2GB GDDR5 running at a stock frequency of 6000 MHz.

Inno3D


The Inno3D GeForce GTX 680 is based on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1006 MHz, with boost clock of 1058 MHz. The 2GB GDDR5 running at a stock frequency of 6000 MHz.

Point of View


The Point of View GeForce GTX 680 is based on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1006 MHz, with boost clock of 1058 MHz. The 2GB GDDR5 running at a stock frequency of 6000 MHz.

The reference GeForce GTX 680 GPUs pack 1536 CUDA Cores, a 256-bit memory interface, a PCI-Express 3.0 bus interface, 3D Vision Surround and SLI support, and dual-DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs.

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    dizzy_davidh , 1 April 2012 13:43
    I would like to see an article that does some proper analysis on whether or not the whole 'overclocked' argument specifically related to what performance gain you actually get for the whole lot more cash you need to pay for them compared with the reference spec. models.

    I would be very surprised to see that they are actually worth the extra money as opposed to being a great big con and actually provide very little extra actual 'bang for your buck'