EVGA Introduces the GTX680 FTW


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Some of us were at least a little disappointed with the GTX680’s …well, let’s say slightly under-built first offering. While they are performance behemoths, their intentionally hampered four-phase-with-blank-fifth-phase power section left something to be desired. EVGA has just announced their GTX680 FTW, with “…an 8 Phase PWM design, an 8+6pin Power Input and Vapor Chamber cooling”, which sounds good to us.

EVGA GTX680 FTW
EVGA GTX680 FTW (Image Courtesy EVGA)

EVGA GTX680 FTW
EVGA GTX680 FTW (Image Courtesy EVGA)

EVGA GTX680 FTW
EVGA GTX680 FTW (Image Courtesy EVGA)

These cards come clocked with a 1110 MHz base clock and 1176 MHz boost clock, a substantial increase over the stock offering. There is even a 4 GB version for those that thought the 2 GB initial release was a bit thin on video memory.

You can check out more details at EVGA’s page:

EVGA isn’t the only partner coming out with upgraded cards. ASUS has a GTX 680 DirectCU II that also has upgraded specs. While it has a stronger PWM (10-phase), its default clock is a little lower, at 1084 MHz boost clock.

ASUS GTX680 DirectCU II (Image Courtesy ASUS)
ASUS GTX680 DirectCU II (Image Courtesy ASUS)

Gigabyte and MSI have overclocked versions with upgraded cooling but don’t appear to have any physical PCB advantages over the stock card.

The GTX upgrade wars are under way and it looks like fun! Are any of you planning on jumping on the newly upgraded GTX 680s?

– Jeremy Vaughan (hokiealumnus)

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