Psst ... Hey buddy. Ya wanna see the GTX 680 under my jacket?

Subject: General Tech | March 20, 2012 - 11:26 PM |
Tagged: pelly, nvidia, leak, gtx 680, fermi, 28nm

The gang over at Tweaktown managed to get pictures of a retail Gigabyte GTX 680, which is not only better than candid snaps from Las Vegas making it to the web, it also solidifies a few facts.  For instance, as you can see below there are two 6-pin PCIe power connectors which pegs the maximum supplimental power that this card can draw at 150W.  That is a big difference from the two 8-pin PCIe connectors that could deliver up to 275 to a GTX 580; NVIDIA has obviously made a huge step forward in power savings with the move to 28nm regardless of any design or manufacturing problems they may have had to overcome to deliver this card to retailers.  

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Tweaktown didn't stop there either GPU fans; it seems that the online\brick and mortar computer chain NCIX made a little mistake and let the GTX 680 appear on their wishlist app.  Both an EVGA and an MSI model of the GTX 680 could be added to your wishlist ... for the price of $578.20 USD plus delivery.  That same retailer currently sells HD 7970's for between $564.99 USD to $619.99.  If only there had been some leaked benchmarks which might indicate which way AMD might have to adjust their pricing.

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Lucas is so going to sue you!

Source: Tweaktown

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March 20, 2012 | 11:27 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

On a totally unrelated note, have you noticed how long Google search result links have become?

March 21, 2012 | 12:22 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Yes I have just now thanks to not having a direct link to an article.

March 21, 2012 | 01:47 AM - Posted by cyow

Sweet I what one now!

just wish I would have the hard cold cash to get one.

March 21, 2012 | 03:21 AM - Posted by Humanitarian

Start dropping those mid-tier card prices already!!

March 21, 2012 | 08:41 AM - Posted by Branthog

I'm really just waiting for the 690 and the 7990. However, if the 680 is $600, I'm a little worried about how much the 690 will be. I'd assumed it was going to be around $600-$700... but now I'm suspicious it might be way more.

March 21, 2012 | 03:31 PM - Posted by pdjblum

Got to believe Ryan has one humming away in the lab, and will share his findings with us soon. Please, Ryan, suggest to Nvidia that they might sell more of these if they are not so greedy, and in the end, come out ahead.

January 20, 2014 | 06:38 AM - Posted by Styvart (not verified)

Indeed this piece of technology has made a huge step forward in power savings. The main point to be noted is that it doesn’t even have any design or manufacturing problems. That’s the main reason for their success. Keep sharing.

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