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Posted March 25, 2012 by Tim Norman in News
 
 

NVidia launches GTX680

The GTX680 die
The GTX680 die

Tom and Anand have the goods on the latest graphics card from NVidia, the GTX680. The GPU is a new generation, codenamed Kepler, that builds upon the Fermi architecture that powered the 4xx and 5xx series NVidia cards.

According to the Tom’s Hardware review, the card is what NVidia calls a “hunter” card, which refers to the fact that it’s very focused on being a high-power setup for gaming, rather than an all-purpose card (NVidia calls those cards “tanks”). The new card features over 1500 CUDA cores clocked at just over 1Ghz, 2GB of GDDR5 graphics RAM ¬†and DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort connectors on the back.

Locally, the card is retailing for around $750, however only limited quantities are available due to the limited yields currently being produced by NVidia’s manufacturing partner, TSMC. The company expects the cards to start shipping in volume sometime in April.


Tim Norman

 
Raised in the arcades of the 1990s, Tim believes that if you're not playing for score, then you're not playing.


Cyph says:

Stock is rare and a lot of the shops here in Perth and Australian Online are jacking up the prices. Also, 2gigs makes it struggle at higher resolutions for some games. I can’t remember where I read it but I recall that they were making a high end card and this was the mid tier card at the time. But after seeing the performance, and the fact ATI/AMD haven’t really come to the game, there was no point releasing/announcing the higher end card.

Tim Norman says:

I’m glad you appreciate it. If people are interested, I’ll try to put up as much as I can.

grim-one says:

PC hardware news? Awesome work Tim =)