Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom Launched

Published: 29th Mar 2012, 04:24 GMT

Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom Launched | techPowerUp
As the leading brand in enthusiastic graphics market, Gainward, again, introduces its Phantom series for GeForce GTX 680 – Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom. The Gainward GTX 680 Phantom, continue the elegant design of the first generation, delivers much better performance than the previous design. The most important is the Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom comes with factory over-clocked setting – 1150MHz boost clock (1084MHz base clock) and 3150MHz (DDR6300) memory clock.

It is really a “silent monster”, the fastest GTX 680 in the market and extreme cool under gaming environment. Under 3D benchmark, it is 12.6% higher than reference board (3DMark 2011 Xscore). While in gameplay, it is around 10% higher. To compare with the competing GPU in red camp, it performs 27.7% higher in 3DMark 2011 Xscore and exceeds amazingly 32% in hot titles gaming performance.

New Phantom II Cooler Design
The new Phantom II comes with brand new fins design (patent pending) that introduces:

  • Better thermal performance
  • Lower acoustic level
  • A more solid structure than previous generation

With this new design, Gainward GTX 680 Phantom delivers Extreme cool and silent acoustics under 3D heavy loading even with factory over-clocked speed. It really is an extreme gaming gear for enthusiast gamers.

Gainward superior hardware design
Beside the cooler performance, the Gainward engineers’ contribution for their users is to provide superior hardware design for GeForce GTX 680 Phantom. A 6-phase with DrMOS PWM design for the GTX 680 cores brings a lot more benefits for the over-clocking capability. With factory over-clocked to 1150MHz boost clock (1084MHz base clock) and 3150MHz (DDR6300) memory clock speed, the GTX 680 Phantom also can be over-clocked easily.

Thanks to superior hardware design, Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom gains extra 5% more power efficiency that is 5W saving while performing 8% more in gaming performance.

Gainward Expertool II utility
Along with new Phantom series announcement, Gainward proudly introduces the new Expertool utility for GTX 680’s dynamic clocking to tap into this powerful board. Users can utilize this new tool to enjoy the experience of the performance enhanced and quiet gameplay.

QuattroPorts
The QuattroPorts supports up to four displays in the same time on a single GTX 680. Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom also comes with a HDMI to DVI adapter for the users to enjoy NV Surround with three DVI monitors.

Technologies

  • Microsoft DirectX 11, Shader Model 5.0 support
  • Microsoft DirectCompute and OpenCL Support
  • NVIDIA GPU Boost
  • NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync
  • NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
  • NVIDIA CUDA Technology
  • NVIDIA PhysX Technology
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Ready
  • NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology
  • NVIDIA SLI Technology
  • OpenGL 4.2 support
  • PCI Express 3.0
  • Two Dual-link DVI connectors
  • One DisplayPort connector
  • One HDMI connector (v1.4a)

For more information, visit the product page.

Product Name  :   Gainward GeForce® GTX 680 Phantom
Barcode  :   4260183362517
GPU  :   GeForce GTX 680
GPU Clockspeed  :   1150 MHz (boost) / 1084 MHz (base)
Memory  :   2048MB GDDR5 (256 bits)
Memory Clockspeed  :   3150 MHz (DDR6300)
Pixels per clock (peak)  :   N/A
Bandwidth  :   201.6 GB/s
Ramdac  :   400 MHz
Bus  :   PCI-Express 3.0
Cooling  :   2.5 Slot Fan cooler
Video-Features  :   HDMI
Connectivity  :   Dual DVI, DisplayPort
Product Size  :   254mm x 112mm
Power Connector  :   8-pin & 6-pin



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