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Default GeForce GTX 680 review [Guru3D.com] - 03-22-2012, 13:30 | posts: 6,462

We review the GeForce GTX 680 as expected and highly anticipated. Today the GeForce 680 sees the light and has been born a product that has had many discussions and has seen many rumors. It's time to...

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Default 03-22-2012, 13:34 | posts: 188 | Location: Québec

I was anticipating a big fail but, after all this card own 0.0 ... should I sell my two 7970 and buy two 680 instead ? xD
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 13:35 | posts: 2,378 | Location: Netherlands

Nice card!
I would've expected it to do better in some titles (i.e. metro2033), though

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GK104 is the name of the 28 nm build chip that is based on Kepler, and dare I say it? It was never intended to be the high-end product. For that NVIDIA would have named it GK110, personally I still think the GK110 will see the light at a later stage in time, likely end of the year.

I guess they'll dub it the 780GTX later. Who knows what they're holding back now, because AMD can't beat this competition?!
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 13:37 | posts: 10,896 | Location: Finland



Awesome!
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 13:37 | posts: 2,006 | Location: U.K

Hmm just finished reading the Guru3d review.

Nice card all in all and great perf for the price.

Wins in most game, but interestingly loses in heavy dx11 games like Metro2033 & AvP.

However the real killer for me is the stonkingly good BF3 performance, where quite frankly it stomps all over the 7970 !!
That is bad news for my wallet.

Of all the reviews i've read, have to say Techpowerup has the best one.
Look at the nice Oc'g performance of the card aswell
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 13:37 | posts: 4,383 | Location: Europe

fixed

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Default 03-22-2012, 13:38 | posts: 867 | Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Good card, but I'm somewhat disappointed.

I guess the 8800 jump days are over.
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 13:39 | posts: 307 | Location: South Africa

This card is a beats.. Well done to the green team..
   
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I hate the way they do this. If this was meant to be the mid range product then why not just release it as such.

Releasing a better performing high end product soon after would completely scare AMD and get a lot of their customers over to the mid range parts also... Delaying the high end and naming this in it's place is just illogical, except of course they're charging £450 for a so called "mid range" part.
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 13:43 | posts: 1,212 | Location: India

Great Great review "Hilbert".............
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 13:44 | posts: 319 | Location: Earth

I'm actualy a bit disappointed with the performance under heavy DX11 stuff. It loses out to the 7970 under Metro and is about the same with Crysis 2. The 680 is absolutely a mid-range card being sold as a high-end product so it's worth remembering how impressive an achievement Kepler seems to be, but personally I'm going to wait for the real deal in GK100.
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 13:46 | posts: 14,812 | Location: Glasgow

AVP has always been heavily AMD biased as it was them who paid for it, just like Lost Planet 2 and Hawx2 is when it comes to looking at it on AMD hardware, I don’t always pay much attention.

Metro2033 is an Nvidia game, so that is a shock, maybe a driver issue, or it could be like Dirt 2/3 where it started off as an AMD game, but over time Nvidia cards ended up quicker.

Great review anyway, and fantastic overclock, just needs a better cooler by the sounds of things, so glad I’m sitting this out for now.
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 13:46 | posts: 3,797 | Location: The Netherlands

Such Low Wattage and Such great performance is a Winner on it's own.

There is no doubt i will be replacing my 580 with this. I would wait for a 4GB Version but i got the feeling 2GB will be enough. Tho that's what i thought with 1,5GB aswell.

I can wait for a little while. I need a good Aftermarket Cooler for it anyways.
   
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How does it compare OCed to a 7970 OCed though?
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 13:48 | posts: 6,603 | Location: Puerto Rico

Woow nice long awsome read , thank you Hilbert Great review as always
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 13:49 | posts: 2,006 | Location: U.K

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How does it compare OCed to a 7970 OCed though?
http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.ph...57&postcount=5
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 13:52 | posts: 1,191 | Location: Southampton, UK

Couldn't resist after reading that, 680 ordered and on its way, roll on Saturday. Great review HH!
   
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good review boss!
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 13:53 | posts: 2,053

Amazing card, the turbo boost is what I find to be the most interesting feature.
For a mid-range card it really performs. Can't wait to see the proper OC review when the voltage tweak is fixed.
Nice review as always Hilbert
   
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*ordered*
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 14:03 | posts: 4,383 | Location: Europe

Thanks
Interestin article, interesting card.
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Default 03-22-2012, 14:09 | posts: 204 | Location: Quebec, Canada

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Amazing card, the turbo boost is what I find to be the most interesting feature.
For a mid-range card it really performs. Can't wait to see the proper OC review when the voltage tweak is fixed.
Nice review as always Hilbert
mid range at 500$ ???

I prefer my mid range cards at 250-300$ USD.

Nice card and nice review.
   
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mid range at 500$ ???

I prefer my mid range cards at 250-300$ USD.

Nice card and nice review.
Mid ranged card released at high end prices because it performs better than AMD. So in effect it is now high end.
   
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I hate the way they do this. If this was meant to be the mid range product then why not just release it as such.

Releasing a better performing high end product soon after would completely scare AMD and get a lot of their customers over to the mid range parts also... Delaying the high end and naming this in it's place is just illogical, except of course they're charging £450 for a so called "mid range" part.
It's not mid-range, it never was mid-range. Nvidia's good, but they're not that good.

They've simply beat AMD at their own game this time, they've released a part that isn't a monster, it's not trying to be a behemoth. They cut down what wasn't necessary for performance, reigned in power consumption and size, and are probably going to give a mindblowing dual-gpu 690 for everyone to enjoy.
   
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Default 03-22-2012, 14:13 | posts: 141

@Hilbert Hagedoorn

Can you please include the OC results from 7970 on the overclock page?
   
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