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Friday, 06 April 2012 11:17

Gigabyte's GTX 680 OC Windforce 3X gets previewed

Written by Slobodan Simic

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Set at 1071MHz base and 1124MHz boost clock


Custom GTX 680 cards are slowly starting to appear and it is no wonder that Gigabyte decided to make custom PCB, slap its Windforce 3X cooler and roll out the Gigabyte GTX 680 OC Windforce 3X.

VR-Zone managed to get their hands on one and do a quick preview with nice full monty photo session of the PCB and the triple-fan Windforce 3X cooler. As far as the PCB is concerned, it is obvious that we are looking at custom blue PCB that ditches Nvidia's stacked dual 6-pin PCI-Express power design and goes for 8+6-pin placed next to each other. The 8+6-pin design should provide additional overclocking headroom and stability to 5-phase VRM design (4-phase on reference).

The new Gigabyte GTX 680 OC Windforce 3X is set to work at 1071MHz base and 1124MHz boost clock, a mere 50MHz more than reference card, but we guess that leaves more overclocking headroom. The 2GB of GDDR5 memory are set to wrok at 1502MHz (6.0GHz effective) and paired up with a 256-bit memory interface. As noted, Gigabyte paired this card with its Windforce 3X cooler that features a rather hefty direct touch copper heatpipe heatsink cooled by three 80mm PWM fans.

You can check out the VR-Zone preview here.

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