ZOTAC GTX 680 Extreme Edition Overclocked to 1.42GHz on Air

Published: 11th Apr 2012, 02:10 GMT

ZOTAC GTX 680 Extreme Edition Overclocked to 1.42GHz on Air
EXPreview reports new 3DMark11 results of the most powerful GeForce GTX 680 variant released so far. ZOTAC’s GeForce GTX 680 Extreme Edition, with many overclocking-friendly modifications, has great potential to reach 2GHz core clock with LN2 cooling.

Four days ago, we reported that k|ngp|n has reached a core clock of 1958 MHz with EVGA GTX 680 card. That is very impressive achievement, however he made many modifications to card (including some soldering) and LN2 cooling. If he would use ZOTAC’s card, he might have reached this barrier without any modifications to PCB. As we known Extreme Edition comes with some additional phases on VRM – it features 12 in total.

Why are we so eager about this news? We are because this proves that GTX 680 has good overclocking capabilities – even better than HD 7970. Only some 7970s can be overclocked beyond 1150MHz on air.

EXPreview has reported a 3DMark11 score of ZOTAC GTX 680 ED card at X3974 (default is X3240). That’s 22% better score with air cooling. We are hoping that this race to reach even better results won’t stop too soon.

by WhyCry

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