More RAM plz!
Then I'll purchase.
i run my 5870 overclocked which consume same power as 680 so i think i will be fine with a 680 with my 500 watt psu. and phenom 2 x6 performs alomst same as FX in games but i7 will give a big performance boost but i will wait for ivy bridge and now i will use 680 with my current PC
Managed to get my order in on an EVGA... was lucky though I'd say under an hour later they were all gone. Time to put it up against my HD7970. The victor of the battle I will keep, the other will be sold off. WAR!!!
It's coming. Vendors have to at least sell some reference boards before the factory specials take off ( EVGA GTX 680FTW 4GB....8+6 phase power...tasty)
Read this http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/03/22/nvidia_kepler_gpu_geforce_gtx_680_video_card_review/8 and the following pages and see if you still need more RAM before you make a choice.
This card would complement a Core i7 3930K nicely plus the shorter length and lower TDP makes it attractive in SLI configurations. If only the price drops a little bit.
I love it when people post thier builds in the comment section thinking their impressing others.
Come to overclock.net and see some real builds.
where is techspot 680 review
Review boards might be in short supply. Seems NL.Hardware has cornered the market...
Associated GTX 680 Quad-SLI video on YouTube >>here<<
You have a 7970 and you just orderd a GTX 680. I just got to ask WTF! and WHY?
Perhaps a second machine?
i will not like play in such a wire mesh lol
Nvidia must be laughing all the way to bank,this card was meant to be a GTX 660/70,so i hope AMD have something up their sleeve.
The price must come down, especially as few people can afford +400 quid on just a graphics card. However, it might follow suit like the 580 which commanded 350 quid up till last month... craziness!
TS, how far is your review? I have read the Anandtech reviews but I prefer yours
My 680s have been about 1 hour away from me (driving) for the last 5 hours... so since it's UPS I think I may have them tomorrow
Guess what I just got in!!!!!
Okay - just got my setup done (seems my MSI Afterburner in my startup was causing repeated Red Screens of Death) so here are some of my benches. I've included my old Quadfire 5970 benches in for reference. I'll continue adding to this post so you can see the difference.
The new 3.0 version of the Heaven Benchmark.
Farcry 2 benchmark:
Very similar results here
Metro 2033 benchmark:
All I can say is WOW... the difference is huge
Slightly slower results
I'll re-run some of my other benches when I get time and compare previous results.
Everything at stock (CPU and cards) ?
Thanks for the benches, much appreciated.
Yes - everything is at stock except my CPU. The 5970 numbers had stock GPU timings as well. I also changed the link to the 5970 benches of Heaven since I accidentally linked a differently configured run. They should be similar settings now if you refresh.