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Hardware Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 2GB Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 22 Mar 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. mattbailey

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    First!

    I need to order one. Now!
     
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    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    Look at that price!!!

    :jawdrop:
     
  4. Mongoose132

    Mongoose132 Duckmad

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    Dear god :c

    7870 looks like a good sweet spot for me; think I'll plump for that when I make my mITX beast with that ASUS mobo :p
     
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  5. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    Looks amazing - go green team! :D
     
  6. mattbailey

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    I'm mainly a BF3 player and with whats been posted it eats AMD cards like children for breakfast! Its quiet, quick and powerful!

    I think its time to pre order!
     
  7. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Page 5 - 'fractal'... um... do you mean 'fractional'?

    Page 6 - have you got confirmation that it's two dual-link DVI ports? Others have reported one dual-link and one single-link... :(
     
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    Ill be having 2 :)
     
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  10. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    that's one efficient card!

    very tempted to swap out my 580...... have to wait and see if they can be had for £400.
     
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    amd just got pumped! #teamgreen
     
  12. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    There was a LOT of confusion regarding pricing right up until the NDA expiry time of 1PM, probably to keep AMD guessing. We were told anywhere from £350-£429, and prices are now arriving at the top end of that. Considering that's launch day pricing (where retailers expect to shift the stock regardless), I think our estimate of £400 should be right, with perhaps some room to drop down to £350 in the future.
     
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    deathtaker27 #noob

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    Im very suprised at the power being a fair bit lower, after all Nvidia are normally power hungry cards
     
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    Just need to wait for MSI to do a nice non-reference release!
     
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    LennyRhys Oink!

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    Power draw is lower because of the 28nm manufacturing process and refined architecture.
     
  16. Digi

    Digi The not-so-funny Cockney

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    Oooooh I hate you rich buggers! Gone are the days I could do the same, the last time I did was when I swapped my 9700 Pro for a 9800 Pro lol.. :p

    ON TOPIC: For once the over exaggerated hyperbole is pretty much warranted. At the top end this card is cleaning house..
     
  17. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    interesting. guess now is not the time to buy it.

    thanks Harry, you've probably saved me £50.
     
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    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Pleased to see some Surround benchmarks in the mix. It's a good card, time will tell on the price front which between the GTX680 and the 7970 goes in my next system. As fast as it is in some scenarios... the only situation I'm interested in is the extremely high resolution demands of Surround.
     
  19. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    I would buy this in a heartbeat if I needed to, but at the moment spending hundreds on drums is more important to me. :D

    I'm really surprised that Nvidia actually pulled through this time and have released what promises to be a roaring success.
     
  20. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    More pricing info, from Scan

    £420 seems to be the going rate today!
     
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