Well, now we know why the regular hardware roundup was a bit light today because, just like us here at OCC, our affiliates were busy preparing their reviews on the GeForce GTX 680 video card to be released as soon as the NDA expired this morning. I'm sure many enthusiasts have been waiting as patiently as possible for Nvidia's Kepler GPUs to arrive. The GTX 680 is priced at $499, $50 lower than the AMD Radeon HD 7970, and I'm sure everyone is hoping for killer performance and price drops on other cards to come out of this launch. In a nutshell, the GTX 680 features eight SMX units, each containing 192 CUDA cores - that's a total of 1536 cores. The Kepler core also has eight geometry units, four raster units, 128 texture units, and 32 ROP units. The GTX 680 comes with 2048MB of 6GHz 256-bit, 192.26 GB/s memory as well. So, what does that mean in terms of performance? Check out the reviews below to find out.
NVIDIA GTX 680 @ OCC
NVIDIA Kepler GPU GeForce GTX 680 Video Card @ [H]ardOCP
Nvidia GTX 680 - Kepler @ LanOC Reviews
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680: Kepler (GK104) @ Bjorn3D
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Graphics Card Review - Kepler in Motion @ PC Perspective
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Graphics Performance @ Benchmark Reviews