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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Graphics Cards Vendor Roundup

Last week, we saw the release of the GeForce GTX 680 reference cards hit the market (if you were lucky enough to grab one up for before they disappeared). Now, we've put together a roundup of the currently available GeForce GTX 680s so you can better find the one that's right for you. 

EVGA

EVGA has released its non-reference cards, the GeForce GTX 680 Superclocked and GeForce GTX 680 SC+ w/Backplate. The EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Superclocked improves on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1058 MHz (Stock-1006 MHz), with boost clock of 1113 MHz (Stock-1058 MHz). The memory has further been tuned with a stock frequency of 6208 MHz (Stock-6008 MHz).

Asus

The Asus GeForce GTX 680 is based on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1006 MHz, with boost clock of 1058 MHz. The 2GB GDDR5 running at a stock frequency of 6008 MHz. It features Asus Exclusive GPU Tweak utility helps you modify and tune clock speeds, voltages, and fan performance via an intuitive interface.  MSI

The MSI GeForce GTX 680 is based on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1006 MHz, with boost clock of 1058 MHz. The 2GB GDDR5 running at a stock frequency of 6008 MHz. It features MSI's Afterburner utility. This utility enables all MSI graphics cards users to boost performance and to monitor all kinds of critical information in real-time.Gigabyte

The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 is based on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1006 MHz, with boost clock of 1058 MHz. The 2GB GDDR5 running at a stock frequency of 6008 MHz.PNY

The PNY GeForce GTX 680 is based on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1006 MHz, with boost clock of 1058 MHz. The 2GB GDDR5 running at a stock frequency of 6008 MHz. PNY is offering a bonus 16ft Smart Active High Speed HDMI Cable with its GPU, along with a $29.99 MIR to cover the cost of the cable. Galaxy

The Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 is based on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1006 MHz, with boost clock of 1058 MHz. The 2GB GDDR5 running at a stock frequency of 6008 MHz.Zotac

The Zotac GeForce GTX 680 is based on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1006 MHz, with boost clock of 1058 MHz. The 2GB GDDR5 running at a stock frequency of 6008 MHz. Zotac has bundled in two game packs: 1 x Zotac Assassin's Creed 3-Game Pack and 1 x TrackMania 2 Canyon 3-Day Game PassPalit

The Palit GeForce GTX 680 is based on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1006 MHz, with boost clock of 1058 MHz. The 2GB GDDR5 running at a stock frequency of 6008 MHz.Palit

The Palit GeForce GTX 680 JetStream improves on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1084 MHz (Stock-1006 MHz), with boost clock of 1150 MHz (Stock-1058 MHz). The memory has further been tuned with a stock frequency of 6300 MHz (Stock-6008 MHz). The JetStream features a three fan design to improve upon the thermal performance of the reference design. The design makes the JetStream a 2.5 slot width card and support for only 2-way SLI. Gainward

The Gainward GeForce GTX 680 is based on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1006 MHz, with boost clock of 1058 MHz. The 2GB GDDR5 running at a stock frequency of 6008 MHz.Gainward

The Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom improves on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1084 MHz (Stock-1006 MHz), with boost clock of 1150 MHz (Stock-1058 MHz). The memory has further been tuned with a stock frequency of 6300 MHz (Stock-6008 MHz). The Phantom features Gainward's new “Phantom II ” Cooler design to improve upon the thermal performance of the reference design. The design makes the Phantom a 2.5 slot width card and support for only 2-way SLI. Club

The Club 3D GeForce GTX 680 is based on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1006 MHz, with boost clock of 1058 MHz. The 2GB GDDR5 running at a stock frequency of 6000 MHz.Inno3D

The Inno3D GeForce GTX 680 is based on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1006 MHz, with boost clock of 1058 MHz. The 2GB GDDR5 running at a stock frequency of 6000 MHz.Point of View

The Point of View GeForce GTX 680 is based on Nvidia's reference design with the base clock of 1006 MHz, with boost clock of 1058 MHz. The 2GB GDDR5 running at a stock frequency of 6000 MHz.

The reference GeForce GTX 680 GPUs pack 1536 CUDA Cores, a 256-bit memory interface, a PCI-Express 3.0 bus interface, 3D Vision Surround and SLI support, and dual-DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs.

  • bourgeoisdude
    I think it'd be nice if, just to see how much difference it makes, you could do a roundup of benchmarking tests of the same graphics card from multiple vendors.
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  • theuniquegamer
    It would be nice to see all these cards in the stock specially the superclocked plus card.
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  • lockhrt999
    XFX! We are missing you. Now that nVidia aren't power hog any more please reconsider them producing.
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  • Lord Captivus
    "support for only 2-way SLI"...
    Im crying inside thinking about a guy reading this and saying: "WHAT!! Only 2 GTX680!! Thats crazy!! Its like playing Skyrim at 120 FPS! Am i back in the 90s!!"
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  • happyballz
    Whatever you do... DO NOT BUY FROM GALAXY: they got terrible customer support. I still cringe when I think of that 9800GX2 that I bought from them awhile ago.
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  • upgrade_1977
    Waiting for 4gb Evga HC Classified. I'll never buy from Asus again. Bought 3 monitor's from them, one got dead pixel lines after 3 weeks of light usage, and there customer support was "HORRIBLE", I bought it new, and it said it came with an 3 year warranty, and an advanced RMA, but they wouldn't do an advanced RMA, and tried pushing a regular RMA on me, and then was gonna send me a used monitor. I refused. Luckily newegg is doing a refund.

    Thats the last thing i'll ever buy from Asus..

    On a side note, I RMA'd a graphics card through evga a few years back, and their support is excellent.
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  • robochump
    In most benchmarks the additional costs for boosting the clock speeds is never worth it. If it does not affect cost over base price then an ok perk.
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  • Onus
    Edit: the title was fixed.

    Now I just want to see what happens to prices all across the graphics card spectrum over the next month or three.
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  • Did you do a roundup when amd released its 7970's? i doubt it.
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  • esrever
    is this just marketing or is there actually some news to this? I am almost positive there have been nothing of this for any of the AMD cards.
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