Gigabyte GTX680 Windforce Review
It's clear that the Windforce cooler is designed with performance rather than aesthetics in mind, being as little plastic as Gigabyte can get away with the keep the fans in place and little more. But we cannot deny that the vision of a tri-fan card all ready to keep the card cool does get us watering at the mouth a little.
Blue PCBs are an acquired taste and whilst we'd expect no other colour from the company who are almost synonymous with blue, it still makes for a huge clash on your internals unless you're built around the blue colour scheme. The cooler is replete with an enormous amount of fins that should help ensure good airflow and heat dissipation.
At the business end of the card we find both sides of the coin of expectation. The outputs are as normal with two DVIs, a DisplayPort and an HDMI. However, this custom PCB equipped card has an 8+6pin power arrangement rather than the stacked 6+6pin affair we saw on both the reference nVidia card and highly overclocked Zotac AMP! cards.