GTX 680 to arrive at the end of February
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
A rumour originating in China is picking up pace and credibility. It suggests that while Nvidia will release the entire GeForce 600 series in late March or early April, the GTX 680 which will be the flagship single GPU model is going to get an early release at the end of February. Maybe an attempt by Nvidia to claw back some of the market it is losing to the HD 7970 by offering enthusiasts the chance to get an Nvidia alternative within just a month or so.
The rumour claims GTX 680 will offer similar performance to AMD’s Radeon HD 7970. Clock speed is 780 MHz – no higher than GTX 580 – while it sports 2GB memory. While this suggests a 512-bit or 256-bit memory bus, NVIDIA has in the past mated 1GB to 192-bit with GTX 550 Ti, so it is possible GTX 680 has a 384-bit memory interface. Little else is revealed about the mysterious GTX 680.
The source of the rumour is notable forum member Napoleon from Chiphell, who has a history of leaking GPU related information. That said, this is nothing but a rumour – amidst other conflicting rumours – and must be considered as such.