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NVidia GeForce GTX 680
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NVidia GeForce GTX 680:
 @ AnandTech
 @ Benchmark Reviews
 @ Bjorn3D
 @ eTeknix
 @ Guru3D
 @ HardOCP
 @ Hardware Canucks
 @ HardwareHeaven
 @ Hi Tech Legion
 @ HotHardware
 @ LanOC
 @ Legit Reviews
 @ OCC
 @ PCPer
 @ t-break
 @ Techgage
 @ TechReport
 @ Tom's Hardware
 @ Tweaktown
 @ VR-Zone
 @ XbitLabs

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Cougar Solution Case @ Pro-Clockers
Lian Li Hammer PC-100 Case @ Pro-Clockers

NZXT Sentry Mix Fan Controller @ ThinkComputers
Xigmatek Venus XP-SD1266 Cooler @ KitGuru

ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets

Thecus N4200 Pro NAS @ eTeknix

SteelSeries WoW Legendary Edition Mouse @ XtremeComputing

Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 laptop @ PCPer
Apple iPad Tablet @ TechSpot

Huntkey Win7 6600 PSU @ Hardware Secrets

Kingston SSDNow V+ 90GB SSD @ KitGuru

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By TakinYourPoints on 3/22/2012 3:05:49 PM , Rating: 2
It'll be in my machine tomorrow, can't wait!

By dubldwn on 3/22/2012 4:07:29 PM , Rating: 2
That's cool enjoy it - I was almost there but couldn't quite pull the trigger. I want to see what happens to 7970 prices first, plus the 2GB thing...I need some game time with FXAA.

By TakinYourPoints on 3/23/2012 3:41:18 AM , Rating: 2
Apparently the 2GB size won't be so important an issue until game developers start shipping 64-bit applications. I'm not worried about its longevity, by the time it really matters (2014?) I'll be on to my next card.

By Digimonkey on 3/23/2012 9:14:18 AM , Rating: 2
That was my thought as well. The current card I have handles Skyrim on high with just about every high resolution pack out their and it only has 1GB of memory. So I'm thinking doubling the amount will get me by for the next 2 years.

By dubldwn on 3/23/2012 11:43:52 AM , Rating: 2
Wha I have several Skyrim mods that seem to use > 1GB vram plus unmodded games like BF3, Total War, GTAIV, and I also heard AVP uses > 1GB. I was thinking these new AA schemes would dial that back quite a bit.

By bug77 on 3/23/2012 9:25:33 AM , Rating: 2
I'm not sure why you think you need 64bit games.
Now that developers can apply many more textures at one time, thanks to bindless textures, it is much easier to exceed the memory limit on the card. We still need games developers to take advantage of that feature though and they won't do it, because nowadays everybody develops for consoles and only ports to PC.

Not bad NVIDIA
By Mitch101 on 3/22/2012 3:21:56 PM , Rating: 2
My last 3 video cards have been AMD/ATI but I have to give credit to NVIDIA they did good nudging out AMD for the top single card spot. Still any of these top cards are out of my budget and while not a single GPU the AMD 7990 dual GPU on a card will take back the single card crown but most likely exceed my power supply in connectors and power requirements. Finally I didnt see GPU size comparison to determine if one could edge out on price because both top cards are pretty close depending on your preferred gaming.

I would have liked to have seen some dual card benchmarks. Id like to know if I got a second 6870 card where would stand.

For those with multi monitor setups see the HARD OCP review it has the widescreen benchies.

RE: Not bad NVIDIA
By TakinYourPoints on 3/22/2012 3:39:34 PM , Rating: 1
I can't wait to see the SLI benchmarks. I don't plan on getting two GTX 680s right now, but maybe in a year.

RE: Not bad NVIDIA
By someguy123 on 3/22/2012 5:35:20 PM , Rating: 2
I wouldn't get a second 6870 regardless of framerate numbers because of microstutter.

Also, even though they sold out instantly, the 680 gtxs were listed from 499$ and up on newegg. it's about $40~$50 cheaper than the 7970 while roughly 15% better performance overall stock vs stock. I'm actually surprised that there's no "news" on this considering every 7K card got its own little news story and review.

RE: Not bad NVIDIA
By Mitch101 on 3/22/2012 8:34:20 PM , Rating: 2
From what I read that was fixed a few driver versions ago but darned if you get a review site to re-review when drivers mature.

RE: Not bad NVIDIA
By someguy123 on 3/24/2012 12:15:02 AM , Rating: 2
If they managed to fix it it would be a great solution. It's basically the only reason I've avoided crossfire. I guess it's time to start spamming reviewer inboxes.

RE: Not bad NVIDIA
By BruceLeet on 3/22/2012 6:59:09 PM , Rating: 1
As a fan of neither red or green, but a fan of my wallet. This card is not attractive to me as an individual. It is not worth the price relative to the performance gain.

GK104 294mm² @ $499 was meant to be midrange. Only AMD is to blame for their lack offering. The card should have been the 660 at $350 max. Can thank AMD's inadequacies for this debacle.

With this grossly overpriced chip I will be skipping out this first round of 28nm.
I'll be waiting for GK110, a true flagship and I know I am not the only one.

Nvidia can puppet many reviewers forcing a justification on the GTX 680s price, but they aint fooling me.

RE: Not bad NVIDIA
By macca007 on 3/22/2012 10:11:46 PM , Rating: 1
Spot on!
Yes they are calling it high end but really its a rebadged midrange selling as high end as it was good enough to compete against the 7970, Why release true top end when they can milk the market with midrange that does the job.
Bring on dual 7970's, GK104 dual GK104's or GK110's or even better dual GK110's then I'll be spending big.
Impressive as they are it's a fill in until the real deal comes out, If you have a crossfire or SLI setup already you won't see much of an improvement by getting either AMD or Nvidia's latest,Better off holding out a few months as the GPU wars finally start happening again. Would be a bitch if 7990 or dual 680GTX was out before half year, And you know it may actually happen,Good in my opinion as the 28nm delays have already set us back about a year already.

5 series cards, here I come!
By MrBlastman on 3/22/2012 2:57:49 PM , Rating: 2
It took you long enough, Nvidia. Geeze. Finally we will see a respectable price drop on the 500 series cards to the affordable range. :) Maybe I can finally combine my 2x 260 GTX's into one card.

RE: 5 series cards, here I come!
By MrTeal on 3/22/2012 3:45:53 PM , Rating: 2
You've been about to buy a GTX580 on sale for $320 since the 7970 dropped. I'm not sure how much lower they'll go before they run out of stock.

RE: 5 series cards, here I come!
By MrBlastman on 3/22/2012 4:16:06 PM , Rating: 2
I was hoping to see 580's for as low as 250 or less, we'll see. Out of stock is a problem, for sure.

RE: 5 series cards, here I come!
By karielash on 3/22/2012 6:06:35 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, dying to see what a little competition will do to prices overall.

If they can beat each other down a little I would real happy.

By Play on 3/23/2012 10:34:47 AM , Rating: 2
It's been a while since I've seen some very constructive comments here so well done to everyone.

I've been using ATI for the past 7 years but 680 seems very interesting...will wait until the price wat to decide.

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