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    ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP Launches: Some Pics

    http://rog.asus.com/108822012/graphi...hes-some-pics/

    Not content with the reference GeForce GTX 680, ASUS engineers have been sifting through massive heaps of GPUs recently to create a TOP-version 680 card. While the GPU is still the same 28nm, 1536 CUDA core/3.5 billion transistor part, this one is overclocked to 1201MHz out of the box in boost clock mode. It also runs about 20% cooler and 14dB quieter than reference thanks to that mammoth DirectCU II cooler, which uses five all-copper heatpipes. Airflow is done by twin 100mm blowers, which all culminates in significantly improved overclocking potential.

    But this is no card for the faint of case, it’s three slots tall, almost 12″ long, and needs a 6-pin and an 8-pin for power. For that you do get lots of card and the best graphics money can buy for PC gaming at the moment, buttressed by DIGI+ VRM digital voltage regulation, 10-phase power delivery, and Super Alloy Power components, which are some of the most durable in the industry.

    ASUS is also including the by-now expected GPU Tweak utility (special “Kepler” edition), and the DIY-inspired VGA Hotwire.

    The only thing I’d change about this card is the 2GB GDDR5 (256-bit), but then there’s only so much you can pack onto a PCB before it all gets too much. I guess we’ll have to wait for the ROG version, nudge nudge.

    In the meantime, here are some pics, and let us know your thoughts below on this beautiful piece of technology.












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    When and where can I get my hands on these that's all I want to know, I am dying to try the GPU hot wire with the R4E. Well not dying but you know.

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    Question

    When can we buy it? Asus/sites keep talking about this card yet it's no where to be found in the US.
    Last edited by Psychor; 05-11-2012 at 03:57 AM.

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    Can you solve my doubts?
    if i remove PRG100, overvolt over 1175mV is possible on asus gpu tweak ? or only works with hotwire?
    thanks

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    good question wish I had a couple of these so I could let you know.

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    Heh, why get a 680 when you can get the new Dual-GPU GTX 690 with an insane 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 RAM for a measly $999 USD....or here in Aus for $1609 AUD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menthol View Post
    When and where can I get my hands on these that's all I want to know, I am dying to try the GPU hot wire with the R4E. Well not dying but you know.
    I've got reference GTX 680 hotwire places: http://kingpincooling.com/forum/show...?t=1680&page=1

    Still waiting on the DCIIs

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    Thanks MarshallR, very interesting, I believe I'll wait for the DCII's, thell eventually be some stock, my cahonnes aren't big enough to do these mods yet.

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    I just looked at the DCII yesterday - there are specific PCB placements for hotwire making it very easy. I will post pics in an article this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarshallR@ASUS View Post
    I just looked at the DCII yesterday - there are specific PCB placements for hotwire making it very easy. I will post pics in an article this week.
    Is there a guide for the hotwire setup for these cards, removing the resister, safe voltage increase, etc.

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