As usual, the following are the specs of our trusty graphics card test bed system:-
We have included NVIDIA's dual-GPU GeForce GTX 690 due to a comment made to us at Computex 2012 that the Gigabyte Super OC GTX 680 would be able to compete with and, on certain benchmarks, even beat the GTX 690. Obviously, we were skeptical that any single GPU card could compete with a dual-GPU one, but perhaps Gigabyte has something special up their sleeve? We'll find out in the next few pages.
The list of cards tested and the drivers used:
The list of benchmarks used:
For easy reference, here's a comparison of all the custom GeForce GTX 680 cards tested, as well as the NVIDIA reference card.
|Card||Core Clock Speed||Memory Clock Speed||Street Price|
|Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 Windforce 5X Super OC 2GB GDDR5||1137MHz||6200MHz DDR||S$845|
|MSI GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr III OC 2GB GDDR5||1059MHz||6008MHz DDR||S$775|
|Palit GeForce GTX 680 JetStream OC 2GB GDDR5||1085MHz||6300MHz DDR||S$739|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB GDDR5||1006MHz||6008MHz DDR||S$729|