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Nvidia GTX 680 Review

By on March 22, 2012
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A new king is crowned.

Good: Fastest single GPU in the market, considerably cooler than any other high-end GPU, uses only two 6-pin power connectors, fan runs fairly quiet under stress, host of new features
Bad: Overclocking is limited, TXAA and GPU Boost will be considerably beneficial in the future rather than with current games
Price: AED 2,000
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

The below testbed was used for testing the GTX 680.

For comparisons I have used the ASUS HD 7970 and HD 7950, plus the Nvidia GTX 580. All graphics cards were running at stock speed, and original reference units like the GTX 680.

The benchmarks were all run at the below settings. All tests were done at the resolution of 1920×1200 and 2560×1440.

3Dmark 11

Unigine Heaven v2.5

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