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Item#: N82E16814130768

5 out of 5 eggs The GTX Sick80!!! (Slight Accent Intended) 04/21/2012

This review is from: EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros:

Upgraded from GTX560Ti SLi. This card single handily beats those two card without even overclocking. Temperatures never went about 75C when I ran some stress testing and the clock speeds are just incredible. Extremely stable when overclocking while maintaining great temperatures. Maxes everything out including the Witcher 2 with UBER SAMPLING (few studders, but performance and stuff like that should be knocked out in a few driver updates).

Cons:

You would expect something with 3x the CUDA cores of a 580 perform at least somewhere close to that level. However, the 680 is wayyyy off. However, that doesn't mean this card isn't a beast. It is better than the 7970 (in most cases) which beats the 580 by an average of 25% in most tests. This is a much higher jump from a 480 to a 580. However, I think many still stood underwhelmed especially after how a "Kepler Chip" ran the latest Unreal 3 demo which only three 580s could have. Well which Kepler Chip?!?! Gotta be the flagship, and well from the looks of it... the GK104 (which corresponds to a X60 (460, 560) card doesn't seem to be quite powerful enough for that although being the most powerful card released to the public... They really held off on the GK100 and re-branded a weaker chip which was just enough to beat AMD flagship... A move which slightly angers me...

Other Thoughts:

-Regardless of what I said in the cons, this is still a great card worthy of anyone willing to pay for a $500 graphics solution...
-Get this thing back in-stock!!! I need another for SLi!!!

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

For the Unreal Samaritan demo it was demoed on a single GTX 680. PolyMorph Engine 2.0 is very efficient at applications that make heavy use of Tessellation.

Thanks,
Jacob

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