EVGA’s hot-clocked GTX 680 features massive blower

Computex — Graphics cards based on Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 680 are all over Computex. Every graphics card maker we’ve visited has had at least one on display, and the GPU supply picture is apparently improving. While visiting EVGA’s suite this morning, we came across a rather unique offering designed for overclockers.

This Classified version of the GTX 680 features a hot-clocked GPU fed by a 14-phase power delivery system. The reference design uses only four phases, EVGA says, and a custom PCB was required to accommodate the additional power circuitry. Rather than making the card longer, EVGA made it taller. The difference is nicely illustrated in the picture above.

You’ll notice that the Classified uses a larger version of the blower found on the standard card. Most graphics card makers seem to be relying on multi-fan coolers these days, but EVGA prefers this blower setup because it pumps hot air out of the case rather than recirculating it.

Under the massive cooler lurks 4GB of RAM—double what’s found on typical GTX 680s. EVGA also includes a port for its EV Bot remote overclocking tool. Expect the Classified to be available later this month. It won’t be cheap, though.

At least the card will cost less than EVGA’s Signature GTX 690, which combines Nvidia’s latest dual-GPU monster with a custom water block. While it seems like a shame to ditch the 690’s gorgeous stock cooler, EVGA says the water block lowers GPU temperatures substantially. The block will be available separately, as well.

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    • Meadows
    • 10 years ago

    Try kidneys, worked for Apple.

    • paralou
    • 10 years ago

    I think i will order one, just for the fun 😉

    Did you ever test the nVIDIA Quadro FX5800 ?
    If the answer is YES, can you please tell me where i can find the link ?

    It’s a terrible exessive price (!), but we use it for image analyzes, and yes, it’s a real PRO !
    It’s terrible fast, the Graphics 3D result = about 2000 Frames pezr second !

    The evolution !…my goodnesss …

    The speed of the modern time will stop at the same time of the end of the human live !

    • internetsandman
    • 10 years ago

    The lottery was kind to you, I see 😛

    • hechacker1
    • 10 years ago

    Finally a design that doesn’t blow heat directly into the case. I usually prefer the reference version, but this one is interesting with it’s larger fan. Could potentially cool very well, and still be quiet.

    • chuckula
    • 10 years ago

    That’s what she said!

    • CMF04k
    • 10 years ago

    I’ll have to sell a body part to get one of those right now…

    • rrr
    • 10 years ago

    Hot clock? This is gonna be a beast!

    • d34thly
    • 10 years ago

    Looks awesome. I’m ordering 2.

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