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ASUS GTX680-DC2-4GD5 GeForce GTX 680 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

  • 1536 CUDA Cores
  • 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0
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The ASUS GTX680-DC2-4GD5 is a high range graphics card that delivers dazzling performance. Based on industry-leading 28nm Kepler architecture, this card is built around 1536 CUDA Cores with 4GB/256-bit GDDR5 memory - Double the reference video memory to take your gaming to new levels of smooth. Acclaimed DIGI+ VRM with 10-phase Super Alloy Power technology delivers precise digital power and enhanced durability for stable overclocking. Five copper heatpipes makes direct contact with the GPU surface so heat is dissipated efficiently, delivering a 20% cooler and 14dB quieter performance than reference. With support for all premium GTX gaming technologies such as NVIDIA Surround, 3D Vision, PhysX and SLI, the ASUS GTX680-DC2-4GD5 gives you more than one way to elevate your experience. 

  • newegg DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power Acclaimed DIGI+ VRM has been applied via a massive power design that uses digital voltage regulators to minimize power noise by 30% and enhance power efficiency by 15%, widen the voltage modulation range, and improve overall stability and longevity by 2.5 times longer than reference.
  • newegg DirectCU II DirectCU thermal design utilizes direct contact copper heatpipes so heat is dissipated efficiently, delivering a 20% cooler and vastly quieter performance than reference.
  • newegg Gigantic 4GB GDDR5 Memory The ASUS GTX680-DC2-4GD5 doubles the reference video memory at 4GB taking your gaming to new levels of smooth.
  • newegg GPU Tweak GPU Tweak utility helps you modify and tune clocks (including new boost clock settings), power consumption targets, voltages, and fan performance via an intuitive interface. Detailed specs and actual card status are available with GPU-Z. Monitoring widget provides real-time and detailed multi-parameter info. 2D/ 3D switcher can lock the card in 3D mode for higher benchmarks. Automatically check and update drivers and BIOS versions. Sync GPU clocks and voltages for easier overclocking.
  • newegg NVIDIA GPU Boost Push the breathtaking performance of the GeForce GTX graphics cards to new levels with NVIDIA GPU Boost. This technology dynamically maximizes clock speeds to bring out the best performance in every game.
  • newegg NVIDIA Adaptive V-Sync Get more than just faster frame rates. Get ultra-smooth gaming every time with NVIDIA gaming innovations - Adaptive Vertical Sync. This technology dynamically adjusts Vsync to current frame rates for maximum playability.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Hussein R.
  • 12/1/2013 12:42:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreart

Pros: 1 year, surround system (3 lcd), didn't turn it off for a 1 day!

Cons: none

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  • Cabela's
  • 10/10/2013 12:41:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat card, get two!

Pros: ASUS - enough said.

handles anything i throw at it, even skyrim with super high texture packets at 1440P

Cons: didn't buy a second one!

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  • Richard L.
  • 8/11/2013 8:33:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS GPX680

Pros: This card...is awesome...huge step up from the 580 card I had and uses less watts...the 2 fans..and the copper pipe config..keeps it way cool. I run all my games on ..ULTRA..settings...RED ORCHESTRA 2.....40 c and 49 to 60 fps..Crysis 1 & 2...about the same...Skyrim...now looks unreal...worth the money...easy install..no driver problems

Cons: Expensive...but you get what you pay for...this card ...will handle anything for the next 3 years Im sure...thumbs up

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  • T B.
  • 8/5/2013 12:18:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsComing from 480GTX

Pros: Easy install, big cards yes, but still the same size as my 480GTXes that they're replacing, 4GB RAM seems to make a difference. 600 series delivers little bonuses in how gaming renders, dynamic on-demand performance works well (fans don't constantly crank up). Planetside 2: noticeable differences in detail, particle effects, prismatic light effects and lots of sparks flying on explosions. Skyrim: rock-solid framerates on Ultra, clear render in 3D. Bioshock 2: breathtaking lighting and combat effects (sparks, fire, etc.).

Cons: Still pricey. Check PSU requirements, especially if looking for SLI. Check the size if you don't have a full-size case! Or if your drive bays face the back...you might not have the clearance. nVidia don't let us control the GPUBoost technology (yet!), but still I'm not sure if ASUS' overclocking software is necessary, either. GPUBoost seems to run the show well without running the fans too loud under load. I don't bother adjusting ASUS' settings because I'm not seeing much difference with/without them.

Other Thoughts: This is a wonderful card and I'm running 2 in SLI. I was surprised at how many details started showing up in my games. I saved money buying one of the two as an open-box, but even then this is still a pretty hefty investment. Lots of bang...but also lots of buck.

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  • Christopher G.
  • 7/28/2013 12:08:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth it

Pros: I can play almost any games on my PC on high settings, especially in Battlefield 3, Metro: Last Night (since it came with the video card), Skyrim and much more. The visuals are awesome and the frames per second too.

Cons: It is expensive but comparing it to the GTX 690....yeah it's less expensive to that lol

Other Thoughts: none so far

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  • T B.
  • 7/15/2013 12:58:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBenefits from the extra RAM

Pros: Slightly quieter than my 480 GTXes; amazing performance with fans running less often; simple installation and makes the most of the space it takes up.

Cons: Huge! Check the room in your case both front-to-back *and* distance from your side panel. Heat pipes stand slightly taller than my 480GTXes. Check your PSU to be sure there's enough overhead, especially in SLI.

Other Thoughts: Excellent performance, dynamic overclocking means fans don't run as often and the hardware design means fans aren't as loud. It was a close fit in my case height-wise; and length-wise was about the same as my 480 GTXes. Included software lets you adjust to your heart's content, but nVidia's built-in GPU Boost probably does more to maximize performance now.

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  • Stacy k.
  • 5/30/2013 3:18:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo complaints

Pros: Love it. 2-slot, 4GB GDDR5@6GHz
It's a beast. Got exactly what I wanted after returning
a terrible 7970 Matrix that wouldn't play anything well.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: The main reason I made this review was so I can address the "Silencer" review. Dude, that has nothing to do with the GPU. It would do that on every card. It's because you're using a TV. I am as well, I had the same thing, as well as with my old card. You have to change your tv settings. lmfao. I used the adapter for a long time but took it off and used HDMI just because it's easier to disassemble my rig.

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  • Jeffrey D.
  • 5/26/2013 10:44:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent buy

Pros: Ridiculously powerful card here. I know a $600 investment is enough to make some shy away, but in this instance you get precisely what you pay for. I utilize a great EVGA program to both overclock and frame limit the card and have had remarkable success.

Now, for a more simple way of explaining why it's a good purchase:

Battlefield 3: 1920 x 1080, all ultra settings, 60 FPS using my HDTV
Skyrim: 1920 x 1080, all settings maxed, 60 FPS
Bioshock Infinite: 1920 x 1080, ultra settings, 60 FPS

See a pattern here? Smooth, reliable gameplay against any title you wish to play. Cannot recommend enough.

Cons: Only one hangup I had while configuring the card. You CANNOT use cable adapters of any kind. My rig was utilizing a DVI-to-HDMI cable in order to connect to my TV (it was necessary for another OS I was hosting on a separate hard drive). This, however, caused my screen to be slightly oversized at 1920x1080, clipping a half inch on all sides of my display.

In simple terms, the GPU was saying "Oh, I'm connected to a DVI monitor, let me push a signal based on that!" But on my HDTV's end, it saw an HDMI and didn't line the margins up properly.

TL;DR: don't use a display adapter. Use a straight HDMI or DVI cable only.

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  • Lawrence C.
  • 4/29/2013 1:42:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Crad

Pros: Does great on everything I throw at it

Cons: A bit pricey though
none so far

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  • RYAN P.
  • 4/26/2013 10:25:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBiggy!

Pros: Asus branding usually translates to higher than average quality. Reinforced PCB with backplate! Uses two 6 pin connectors (not 8) good for less than newest PWR supplies (although adapter is included). Tiny LED's on card for each power connection. neat. It's pretty! Single 690 runs GTAIV tweaked to max detail, at 43 fps, average (playing/driving), benchmarks in-game at 64fps (so did the GTX 660, but actual gameplay is much nicer). For $30 more, you get 2GB more ram... Not quite needed yet.

Cons: I usually have an SLI setup. This ASUS card is longer than other cards in my collection. I am fortunate that the Antec 900 case of mine, allows me to extend the drive bays out of the face bezel about 1/2".

Tweaking software, is OK, but fan heat vs. power curves wont save properly after editing. Likely will be fixed in an update, but I went with EVGA's PrecisionX software. No hackery required to run EVGA application.

It can make a bit of noise at full fan speed, but nothing louder than a case fan at full tilt (2200 rpm).

I'm knit picking (note 5 eggs)

Other Thoughts: I opted for the 4GB video ram, since in a year or two when I possibly add a second card in SLI, I will have 4GB per GPU.

Guild Wars 2 can make this card bog, maxxed out.. even with AA off. haha, room to grow. Of course it handles BF3 handily.

This puppy puts out a lot of heat into your case. Make sure you have a decent case, that moves air, and can fit this.

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