Gigabyte GTX680 Windforce Review
Last time we saw the Windforce cooler from Gigabyte it was as part of the GTX560Ti 448 Core Edition. Back then we found it to be extraordinarily quiet, as well as great at keeping the card cool. So it's not a surprise to find Gigabyte sticking with their Windforce cooler for their take upon the nVidia GTX680.
By now we all know what to expect from the current single-GPU crown in the nVidia line-up, so rather than take up your time with some exposition we shall dive straight in to the good stuff. So put down your daily paper with the report of the weekends Premier League fun and settle in to see what the Gigabyte GTX680 Windforce has to offer.
The base clock gets a little boost up from the 1006MHz of the standard card, but the biggest gain is the boost clock which has been increased from 1058MHz to 1137MHz. The Memory stays the same as the default card though, so it will be interesting to see how it compares to the excellent performance we saw from the Zotac AMP!
|Chipset||GeForce GTX 680|
|Core Clock||Base clock: 1071 MHz / Boost clock: 1137 MHz|
|Memory Clock||6008 MHz|
|Process Technology||28 nm|
|Memory Bus||256 bit|
|Card Bus||PCI-E 3.0|
|I/O||HDMI * 1|
DVI-I * 1
|Digital max resolution||2560 x 1600|
|Analog max resolution||2048 x 1536|
|Card size||H=38 mm, L=285 mm, W=126 mm|
|Power requirement||550 W|