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GeForce GTX 680 2 GB Review: Kepler Sends Tahiti On Vacation

Benchmark Results: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (DX 9)

The GeForce GTX 680 takes second place in Skyrim at 1680x1050 and 1920x1080. But across-the-board performance is so good that the victory isn’t entirely meaningful.

Frame rates slow down just enough at 2560x1600 that the Radeon HD 6990 sneaks past Nvidia’s new card. Again, though, neither the 6990 nor the GTX 590 are even for sale anymore, so their significance is largely symbolic. Frankly, I’m glad to see them go.

Back on topic, the GeForce GTX 680 maintains just enough distance ahead of AMD’s single-GPU flagship to edge it out at all three of our tested resolutions.

  • Hail to the new king.
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  • borden5
    oh man this's good news for consumer, hope to see a price war soon
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  • johnners2981
    Damn prices, in europe we have to pay the equivalent of $650-$700 to get one
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  • outlw6669
    Nice results, this is how the transition to 28nm should be.
    Now we just need prices to start dropping, although significant drops will probably not come until the GK110 is released :/
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  • Finally we will see prices going down (either way :-) )
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  • Scotty99
    Its a midrange card, anyone who disagrees is plain wrong. Thats not to say its a bad card, what happened here is nvidia is so far ahead of AMD in tech that the mid range card purposed to fill the 560ti in the lineup actually competed with AMD's flagship. If you dont believe me that is fine, you will see in a couple months when the actual flagship comes out, the ones with the 384 bit interface.
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  • Chainzsaw
    Wow not too bad. Looks like the 680 is actually cheaper than the 7970 right now, about 50$, and generally beats the 7970, but obviously not at everything.

    Good going Nvidia...
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  • run the test on the same speeds then lets talk...
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  • SkyWalker1726
    AMD will certainly Drop the price of the 7xxx series
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  • rantoc
    2x of thoose ordered and will be delivered tomorrow, will be a nice geeky weekend for sure =)
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