Featured Articles

Android Wear installed on 50-100k phones

Android Wear installed on 50-100k phones

Android Wear is a companion app that you need in order to run your new Android Wear watch.

More...
AMD launches 45W desktop Kaveri parts, finally

AMD launches 45W desktop Kaveri parts, finally

AMD has finally launched three 45W Kaveri SKUs, which were in the works for months. The three chips feature configurable TDP,…

More...
Desktop Broadwell LGA is Socket 1150

Desktop Broadwell LGA is Socket 1150

Broadwell was supposed to come in 2014 and it will ship in the last quarter of this year for detachable thin…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 22 March 2012 17:45

EVGA announces five different GTX 680 cards

Written by Slobodan Simic

evga newlogo

Hints at GTX 680 future


EVGA is one of few companies that has actually announced more than one, reference, model of the new GTX 680 graphics card. To be quite precise, EVGA actually announced five different series with a couple of different SKUs in some of those series. Intro, SuperClocked, FTW, Classified and Hydro Copper are different series that will be available with new GK104 Kepler GPU.

As you would have guessed, the Intro is a standard GTX 680 with 1006MHz base, 1058MHz Boost and 2GB of GDDR5 memory set at 6008MHz and paired up with a 256-bit memory interface. There will be only one SKU in this series featuring a reference design with EVGA sticker slapped on top of it.

SuperClocked will be released with five different SKUs - standard SC, SC + Backplate, SC Signature, SC Signature + Backplate and SC Signature 2. Unfortunately, as it is the case with the rest of the lineup, the base, boost and memory clock are yet to be disclosed. Only thing that we can currently see is that Signature edition will have a different looking cooler and backplate, as well as 8+6-pin power connectors and 5-phase VRM. The EVGA Signature 2 will be apparently based on dual-fan design.

The GTX 680 FTW lineup will also be available with two different SKUs, as standard FTW and as GTX 680 FTW 4GB. As the name suggests, the second one will feature 4GB of memory. The FTW edition apparently features the same cooler as the SC Editon but much beefier 8-phase VRM with same 8+6-pin PCI-E power connectors.

The EVGA GTX 680 Classified will have a single SKU and according to first details we are looking at a beast card. Currently, listed details include 4GB of memory, 8+8+6-pin power desing, 14-phase VRM and OC BIOS mode.

The last but not least is the Hydro Copper lineup with two SKUs, standard Hydro Copper and Hydro Copper Classified. Both will use the same EVGA full cover waterblock. Standard Hydro Copper comes with 2GB of memory, 8+6-pin power design and 5-phase VRM. The Hydro Copper Classified is pretty much the same Classified card but with a waterblock.

Unfortunately, the main question here is availability. We are quite sure that most partners are preparing their own non-reference versions but neither them or EVGA have a precise date regarding the availability of those models. Of course, EVGA has been quite keen in announcing these models and we certainly hope that we'll see more details regarding that Classified model.

You can check out the full EVGA GTX 680 lineup here.

 evga GTX680 lineup

Last modified on Thursday, 22 March 2012 17:55
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments