Gigabyte GTX680 SOC Review
Gigabyte GTX680 Super Over Clock
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4.6GHz
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Corsair Dominator Platinum
Corsair Neutron GTX
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.
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.