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Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 2GB Review

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mattbailey 22nd March 2012, 14:02 Quote
First!

I need to order one. Now!
Shirty 22nd March 2012, 14:02 Quote
Look at that price!!!

Mongoose132 22nd March 2012, 14:06 Quote
Dear god :c

7870 looks like a good sweet spot for me; think I'll plump for that when I make my mITX beast with that ASUS mobo :P
LennyRhys 22nd March 2012, 14:06 Quote
Looks amazing - go green team! :D
mattbailey 22nd March 2012, 14:07 Quote
I'm mainly a BF3 player and with whats been posted it eats AMD cards like children for breakfast! Its quiet, quick and powerful!

I think its time to pre order!
Baz 22nd March 2012, 14:08 Quote
Pricing tweaked; seems some partners are hitting the MSRP after all

Still waiting for other retailers to go live.
Paradigm Shifter 22nd March 2012, 14:09 Quote
Page 5 - 'fractal'... um... do you mean 'fractional'?

Page 6 - have you got confirmation that it's two dual-link DVI ports? Others have reported one dual-link and one single-link... :(
andrew8200m 22nd March 2012, 14:09 Quote
Ill be having 2 :)
wuyanxu 22nd March 2012, 14:10 Quote
that's one efficient card!

very tempted to swap out my 580...... have to wait and see if they can be had for £400.
pucpop 22nd March 2012, 14:13 Quote
amd just got pumped! #teamgreen
Baz 22nd March 2012, 14:14 Quote
There was a LOT of confusion regarding pricing right up until the NDA expiry time of 1PM, probably to keep AMD guessing. We were told anywhere from £350-£429, and prices are now arriving at the top end of that. Considering that's launch day pricing (where retailers expect to shift the stock regardless), I think our estimate of £400 should be right, with perhaps some room to drop down to £350 in the future.
deathtaker27 22nd March 2012, 14:15 Quote
Im very suprised at the power being a fair bit lower, after all Nvidia are normally power hungry cards
mattbailey 22nd March 2012, 14:17 Quote
Just need to wait for MSI to do a nice non-reference release!
LennyRhys 22nd March 2012, 14:18 Quote
Power draw is lower because of the 28nm manufacturing process and refined architecture.
Digi 22nd March 2012, 14:20 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by wuyanxu
that's one efficient card!

very tempted to swap out my 580...... have to wait and see if they can be had for £400.

Oooooh I hate you rich buggers! Gone are the days I could do the same, the last time I did was when I swapped my 9700 Pro for a 9800 Pro lol.. :P

ON TOPIC: For once the over exaggerated hyperbole is pretty much warranted. At the top end this card is cleaning house..
wuyanxu 22nd March 2012, 14:20 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baz
There was a LOT of confusion regarding pricing right up until the NDA expiry time of 1PM, probably to keep AMD guessing. We were told anywhere from £350-£429, and prices are now arriving at the top end of that. Considering that's launch day pricing (where retailers expect to shift the stock regardless), I think our estimate of £400 should be right, with perhaps some room to drop down to £350 in the future.
interesting. guess now is not the time to buy it.

thanks Harry, you've probably saved me £50.
Paradigm Shifter 22nd March 2012, 14:22 Quote
Pleased to see some Surround benchmarks in the mix. It's a good card, time will tell on the price front which between the GTX680 and the 7970 goes in my next system. As fast as it is in some scenarios... the only situation I'm interested in is the extremely high resolution demands of Surround.
LennyRhys 22nd March 2012, 14:23 Quote
I would buy this in a heartbeat if I needed to, but at the moment spending hundreds on drums is more important to me. :D

I'm really surprised that Nvidia actually pulled through this time and have released what promises to be a roaring success.
Baz 22nd March 2012, 14:24 Quote
More pricing info, from Scan

£420 seems to be the going rate today!
BlodadTand 22nd March 2012, 14:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu

thanks Harry, you've probably saved me £50.

There's a Palit on Aria for 399 already.
Andre_B 22nd March 2012, 14:28 Quote
I just order the EVGA version from Scan.... I couldn't resist!!
wuyanxu 22nd March 2012, 14:29 Quote
i saw that Aria £399 one.

but considering original price range is £350-£429, i'd expect some wiggle room and price end up being £360 in a week or so.

(and im not around most of next week anyway, so have to wait and see)
thetrashcanman 22nd March 2012, 14:30 Quote
Oh crap sticks! Now do I keep my 580's or use the EVGA step up program and get 3? :(
LennyRhys 22nd March 2012, 14:30 Quote
For those upgrading from 580 to 680, the actually outlay will be closer to £100 if you sell your 580. That's a very reasonable upgrade IMO. :)
andrew8200m 22nd March 2012, 14:31 Quote
Given the cost price from manufacturer to etailer it won't be £360 in a week or so at all unless they feel the need to sell below cost.

Too much speculation on pricing from forums and review sites "predictions" leaves customers delusional.
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