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nVIDIA Unveils GeForce GTX 680

Today, nVIDIA has launched it’s newest high-end graphics card, the GeForce GTX 680. The GTX 680 is a replacement of the GeForce GTX 580, which was released way back in November 2010. The GTX 680 uses the new 28nm process and utilizes the new Kepler architecture, which succeeds the Fermi architecture that was found in the previous 400 and 500 series.

According to most reviews, the new GTX 680 performs well, with it generally outperforming AMD’s three-month old Radeon HD 7970 in most games within a margin of 5-25%. The GTX 680 is also very energy efficient, as the idle power usage seems to be extremely minimal, with load power consumption being less than the HD 7970 .

nVIDIA has launched the GeForce GTX 680 with an MSRP of $499.99 USD, which makes it $50 cheaper than the Radeon HD 7970. It will be interesting to see how AMD responds, as the current price for the Radeon HD 7970 now makes it a hard sell against the cheaper (and generally faster) GTX 680.

In the meantime, reviews of the new flagship nVIDIA card can be found below.


AnandTech: NVIDIA GTX 680 Review: Retaking the Performance Crown

Hard|OCP: NVIDIA Kepler GPU GeForce GTX 680 Video Card Review

Guru3D: GeForce GTX 680 review

Tech Report: Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 680 graphics processor

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