July 9th, 2012
Axigon GeForce GTX 680 Temple with Accelero Xtreme Plus Pictured
Axigon, a Chinese company that focuses only on domestic market, has prepared an interesting variant of new Kepler based GeForce GTX 680. Since this is not a reference product and it was completely redesigned, it’s worth a special look.
The most distinctive part of this card is obviously its cooler. Axigon decided to choose Arctic Cooling’s Accelero Xtreme Plus, which is not even listed on Artic pages anymore (assuming this is the first revision). That is a triple-slot cooling solution, which is known for good noise to temperature ratio. Arctic claims it is compatible with SLI and Crossfire configuration as well. You can read more about this cooler here (3rd revision).
Company did some changes to the PCB as well, by including additional phases to power design they reached a 8+2 configuration (8 for core power supply and 2 for memory section). Therefore, card’s power system is controlled by CHiL CHL8318 integrated circuit. Axigon added three DirectFET filters, multiple solid-state and tantalum capacitors to this model.
Card is said to be offered in two versions, that’s 2GB and 4GB version (we can see empty slots for memory chips).
Axigon GTX 680 Temple Edition (that’s a translation), will be equipped with one DVI, one HDMI and two miniDisplayPorts. There is also a special switch, which purpose is not yet known, but assuming this is a pure overclocking-designed model, this might be a BIOS switch, or clock’s preset configuration. Unfortunately actual clock speeds, availability and the price were not revealed.