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SKYMTL June 27, 2012 09:03 PM

ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP Review Comment Thread
 
The new ASUS GTX 680 DirectCu II TOP Edition is one of the most sought-after graphics cards on the market and with good reason. It incorporates a top shelf cooling solution, high clock speeds, the potential for incredible overclocking limits and a great software stack. There really isn't anything more we could ask of in a graphics card.

Read more here: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...op-review.html

GT7R June 28, 2012 01:02 AM

Nice review and a good card. Hope it'll improve the bad reputation of the NVIDIA 5XX and AMD 6XXX DCII cards.
Oh btw below the acoustics chart it says "With a trio of 100mm fans" I suspect it's just a duo ;)

Fleurious June 28, 2012 05:29 AM

I want that card and a good 120Hz monitor! Only thing stopping me is the fiance doesn't even want spend money on central air conditioning because of how much the wedding/reception is going to cost.

SKYMTL June 28, 2012 05:35 AM

I'd choose central air over pretty much anything these days.....

Buy the AC 'cause the graphics card will just heat up your place all that much faster.

t0m June 28, 2012 05:49 AM

ugh...still waiting for mine to show up :( good review though, from the looks of it i will be glad i waited instead of changing my order.

great_big_abyss June 28, 2012 06:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fleurious (Post 638011)
I want that card and a good 120Hz monitor! Only thing stopping me is the fiance doesn't even want spend money on central air conditioning because of how much the wedding/reception is going to cost.

I see she's got your balls in a vice then? :rofl:

EDIT: As to the review itself, I'm just curious: Why wouldn't you include some of the non-reference GTX680 benchmarks that you've done so far? If I was looking at this card, I'd want to cross-shop with other non-reference boards, not the reference 680.

Edit#2: I suppose there aren't any non-reference 680 reviews other than the EVGA SC+. Better get on that :whistle:

BigPhatPaulie June 28, 2012 08:37 AM

An incredible card with incredible size..... still I WANT one:shok:

SKYMTL June 28, 2012 08:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by great_big_abyss (Post 638022)
I see she's got your balls in a vice then? :rofl:

EDIT: As to the review itself, I'm just curious: Why wouldn't you include some of the non-reference GTX680 benchmarks that you've done so far? If I was looking at this card, I'd want to cross-shop with other non-reference boards, not the reference 680.

Edit#2: I suppose there aren't any non-reference 680 reviews other than the EVGA SC+. Better get on that :whistle:

Because I flashed the EVGA card to a reference spec and the other reviews were done on older drivers.

NyteOwl June 28, 2012 11:25 AM

Geez, that's huge for a single GPU card.

velias June 28, 2012 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SKYMTL (Post 637969)
The new ASUS GTX 680 DirectCu II TOP Edition is one of the most sought-after graphics cards on the market and with good reason. It incorporates a top shelf cooling solution, high clock speeds, the potential for incredible overclocking limits and a great software stack. There really isn't anything more we could ask of in a graphics card.

Read more here: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...op-review.html

You mentioned that you gave it a "voltage bump" of 100mV. You understand that 1175 is the max limit of all GTX 680 cards right? It cannot pass 1175 no matter what, period, on any 680 card without seriously modding them - asus does provide solder points to do it at your own risk but it voids your warranty. Any voltage settings in gpu tweak affect vDroop only and not maximum voltage.

Semantics I guess, but anyway the only way to change max voltage is to hard mod the card with soldering.


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