Excerpt: The GTX 680 has become a little quiet for NVIDIA with partners not doing a whole lot with the model lately. To be honest it feels like a little bit of a mistake considering how aggressive AMD has been lately with its high-end Radeon offerings. The release of the new GHz Edition HD 7970 means that AMD get in the spotlight again when it comes to high-end models and the upcoming dual GPU 7990 is going to shine more light on them.
Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 680 Black Series Accelero Hybrid 4GB Video Card Review
26 August 2012
Summary: Final Thoughts
When the inno3d iChill GTX 680 first landed on my doorstep, I was giddy with excitement. This is my first inno3d card, and hell did it make a good first impression.
Performance wise, at stock settings, this card performed incredibly well. Everything I threw at it, at maximum, ran well, and at entirely playable settings; even the incredibly demanding Metro 2033. Producing 10.5k 3DMarks the moment I started testing it made my jaw drop.
Pros: – Excellent performance, – Relatively easy to install, – Cooler is second only to full water cooling, – Cooler is silent
Cons: – Locked voltage makes overclocking limited, – Very pricey