Reviews and Problems with Asus GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II
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Asus GeForce GTX 680 Review
30 May 2012
Summary: The best part of GPU Tweak is its custom take on GPU-Z, an excellent tool for monitoring the state of your GPU. Asus offers a three-year limited warranty on the card, putting it in line with most other mainstream companies. In the end, the Asus GTX 680 is one fast card, and is impressively quiet and efficient. For once, we think the reference design is good enough for most gamers.
Pros: It’s fast, nearly silent at idle, and sips power.
Summary: ASUS has taken the already great NVIDIA GTX 680 reference design and put some work into improving it. The company is a leader in triple slot cooling solutions, so it is only natural that releasing a GTX 680 Direct CU II was one of their top priorities. A triple slot cooler promises lower temperatures, lower noise and better overclocking at the cost of increased space consumption and potential issues with multi-GPU configurations.
Pros: Large performance increase, Overclocked out of the box, Reasonable price increase, Some additional OC headroom left, Quiet, Low temperatures, Software voltage control & monitoring, Up to four active displays now, makes surround possible with one card, Native full-size HDMI & DisplayPort output, Adds support for PCI-Express 3.0 and DirectX 11.1, Support for CUDA and PhysX
Cons: Dynamic OC can't be turned off, Manual overclocking more complicated than before, Triple slot design might not be for all, Could be quieter under load, No technology similar to AMD's ZeroCore power