Gigabyte GTX680 SOC Review

Test Setup, Overclocking and Temps

Gigabyte GTX680 SOC Review

Test Setup

Gigabyte GTX680 Super Over Clock
Forceware 306.97
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4.6GHz
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Corsair Dominator Platinum
Corsair AX1200W
Corsair Neutron GTX
Corsair H100
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 


Given the name of the card, and all those fancy features, we'd expect a serious overclock and we just don't get one. Certainly the GDDR5 can handle a hefty boost, but the Kepler GPU itself barely manages an extra 43MHz. Hugely disappointing.

Gigabyte GTX680 SOC Review  


So the big question is, does this elephantine cooler actually give us mega cooling performance?

No. It's 6° hotter than the MSI Twin Frozr 3, and 5° hotter than the Zotac AMP!. Not only that but the stock temperatures are toasty too, reaching the levels of the overclocked reference card.


Not exactly an auspicious start. Hopefully the performance will be better.

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Most Recent Comments

01-11-2012, 06:54:17

Well... that was underwhelming...Quote

01-11-2012, 07:10:05

Dark NighT
Holy cow, that thing looks so weird.

Tom not interested in making a quick video looking the the card for a few minutes so we can all adore its rather strange looks?Quote

01-11-2012, 07:13:29

Wow, just wow....Quote

01-11-2012, 07:45:31

Lol i had a feeling as soon as the first pics were released of this awful looking GPU that it was gonna flop. No idea what Gigabyte were thinking, this is pretty pantsQuote

01-11-2012, 08:47:40


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