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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 680 Extreme Edition Pictured

Well well, this looks kind of impressive. Contender for Lightning, Matrix and Classified?

ZOTAC is flexing its engineering muscle. First, it was talk of a 2 GHz GeForce GTX 680 by one of its senior executives, and now this, ZOTAC GeForce GTX 680 Extreme Edition. Pictured below, the card's design is reminiscent of the crazy engineering endeavors ZOTAC China undertakes, to come up with some extremely powerful designs, which seldom get out of the APAC region (to EMEAI and NA regions).

ZOTAC took a top-tier binned GK104 GPU, 2 GB of high-grade Hynix GDDR5 memory chips, and paired them with a 12-phase VRM power supply. Apart from bleeding-edge International Rectifier GaNpowIR driver-MOSFETs, the VRM uses server-grade tantalum capacitors, and FPCAP multi-phase capacitors. To drive it all, ZOTAC used CHiL CHL8318 VRM controller.

Apart from consolidated voltage measurement points, the card also features a special native logic that takes input from a USB control module. Called OC+, ZOTAC will bundle the card with a front-panel OC module that probably fits into a 5.25" or 3.5" exposed drive bay, gives you hardware control, and real-time diagnostic information about clock speeds, fan speeds, and voltages. The card ships with a swanky-looking air-cooler, which uses two fans to ventilate a dense aluminum fin array, which draws heat using copper heat pipes.

ZOTAC claims world-records will be set, and broken, using this card, although it did not give out details of its out-of-the-box clock speeds.


Mar 29, 2012 - article - techpowerup.com
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Woah! This looks awesome!
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PCB arrangement looks quite better than refboard's...

Where is 2Ghz GPU though ? Is there a predicted name for this achievement?
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Not bad. But I think we won't see this thing over here in europe?
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will be available in Europe, in two weeks, but similar beefy cards will launch EVGA/Asus/MSI ...
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so COOLL!!!!! GO ZOTac!!!!
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Need some funds now for 680s =)
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That chip north of GPU looks like coldbug magnet - let's hope it's not.
Also curious what they mean by "top-tier binned GK104 GPU"...
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looks to me liek fat-pot wont fit due to upper inductor placement... i hope im wrong..
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useless if we can't mount a pot on that GPU...
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It's not an inductor, it's a controller

Even if it was an inductor..... it can be soldered on the back Sure, it's annoying, but it didn't hinder the 7970 DCUII
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