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MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Video Card

 
 
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      10th Jul 2012
Benchmark Reviews have recently taken a look at the MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Video Card which gives exceptional performance but for a very high cost:

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"Now that the Kepler drought has finally eased, NVIDIA's retail partners can start providing the overclocked and top-spec'd versions of their GTX 680 video cards. GPUs typically have some exploitable "headroom" in their clock frequency and power specifications, and often all a vendor needs to do to make use of this headroom is outfit the card with an improved cooler.

Kepler-based cards make this proposition more difficult than it has historically been since NVIDIA's reference cooler is very good: effectively and quiet. It's not that absolute best that can be done within a two-slot form factor, but it's much closer to that ideal than it has been in the past, and it's helped by the fact that Kepler GPUs are much less power-hungry than previous generations. Less power means less heat, which makes the card easier to cool.

Not that MSI would be content with anything so mundane as just a new cooler for their Lightning product lineup. While they do offer variants of the GTX 680 with their signature Twin Frozr cooling system as the sole distinguishing feature, the N680GTX Lightning is built upon a completely new custom PCB that owes nothing to NVIDIA's reference design."
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Damm you with your temptation!

Great looking card though, shame about the obvious price tag it will have....

 


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Though that said, just look how my 670 compares to the 680..... *insert smug smiley here*


 


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