If you haven't yet had the chance to read our coverage of Nvidia's newest flagship graphics card, check out GeForce GTX 680 2 GB Review: Kepler Sends Tahiti On Vacation and GeForce GTX 680, Part 2: SLI, 5760x1080, And Overclocking.
In those two stories, we cover the GeForce GTX 680's excellent stock performance, impressive efficiency, improved display connectivity support, and SLI scaling.
When the GeForce GTX 680 launched, its $500 price tag made it a significantly more attractive purchase than a $550 Radeon HD 7970. Recently, however, AMD dropped its flagship to $479 and its Radeon HD 7950 to $400. The result would be a much more competitive landscape.
But the GeForce GTX 680s are still incredibly elusive. Over the past couple of weeks, we've only seen three or four email notifications come in from Newegg letting us know that cards are available. And as of this writing, on 4/20/2012, none are in stock.
According to Nvidia's Facebook page, another card should be arriving soon. Perhaps that one will be more accessible on launch day?