EVGA, Inno 3D, Club 3D, KFA2, Palit, Galaxy, PNY, MSI, ASUS, Zotac and PoV all launch reference GTX 680s

/ 5 years ago

On a day like this, with Nvidia launching such a highly anticipated product in the form of the GTX 680, naturally every single Nvidia board partner wants to tell you about “their” GTX 680. But at the end of the day, everything released today bar a few exceptions is going to be a reference design with a new sticker or colour pattern. And so today we have GTX 680s from the likes of: EVGA, Inno 3D, Club 3D, KFA2, Palit, Galaxy, PNY, MSI, ASUS, Zotac and PoV. It’s possible we missed someone out and yes Nvidia does have that many partners. Anyway, the long and short of it is they are all releasing the new 28nm GTX 680 built off the Kepler architecture. It has the following specifications (and these do not differ across the brands when looking at reference models):


  • BUS Technology: PCI Express 3.0
  • CUDA Cores: 1536
  • Core Clock (MHz): 1006 MHz
  • Boost Clock (MHz): 1058 MHz
  • Memory Amount: 2048MB GDDR5
  • Memory Interface: 256-bit
  • Memory Frequency (effective): 6.0 Gbps
  • Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 192.0
  • Texture Fill Rate: 128.8
  • Power and Thermal: 195W-Active
  • Outputs: DVI-I + DVI-I + HDMI + DisplayPort
  • MSRP: $499

Key Features

  • NVIDIA GPU Boost
  • NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync
  • NVIDIA Surround
  • Support for four concurrent displays including:
  • Two dual-link DVI
  • HDMI 1.4
  • DisplayPort 1.2
  • Microsoft DirectX 11 with DirectCompute 5.0 support
  • NVIDIA PhysX technology
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision-Ready
  • NVIDIA SLI-Ready
  • NVIDIA CUDA technology
  • PCI Express 3.0 support
  • Open GL 4.2 support
  • OpenCL support
Expect a whole range of non-reference designs to follow suit over the coming weeks, but if you just can’t wait that long then you’re spoilt for choice with reference designs. EVGA look like the first company to have released a non reference design which we will bring you an article about later on.

Source: PR