Zotac GTX680 SLI Review

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Zotac GTX680 SLI Review

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A graphics card without a fantasy figure on the front. Saints be praised. The Zotac black and yellow colour scheme always looks classy and here it's nice and minimalist. After all, with such a beast inside the box, why waste excitement on the outside?

The card itself is well protected in the dense foam and heavy cardboard combination.

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As well as the adaptors for power and display we have the Zotac bundle of games and drivers. If you haven't tried Trackmania it's worth a punt and you get three days with the Zotac card.

Here it is in all its glory. We get so used to cards with red trim on them that we really like the yellow Zotac scheme. Not only does it make a nice change but we think it looks better.

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Otherwise the card is the same as we saw on the stock model, with nVidia green branding on the side and a dark PCB.

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Outputs remain the same two, there is an HDMI, two DVIs and the DisplayPort.

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Most Recent Comments

30-03-2012, 06:14:04

Nice review as always and it's still nice to see the brands evenly matched It's been awhile and as you have said many times in your reviews it don't matter which camp you want they are both as good as each other if you want Nvidia go that way if you want AMD go that way it great to see.Quote

30-03-2012, 09:01:07

Some decent performance, I love how cool these 680s run as well, the fan doesn't even spin up much so they are also quiet. The scaling is bound to improve with new drivers as well, hopefully to around 80%+.

Now, where can I steal a pair of these cards form Quote

30-03-2012, 09:44:50

I don't understand the CPU limited quote, and I'll be glad when those oc-bench-score-being-slower-than-the-stock-card disappear off the comparison charts. Both the bios numbers the same on these ? (should be easy to see on the stickers)Quote

30-03-2012, 09:47:35

Really nice review as always Tom. Not too impressed with the temps tbh. 77 C on an open test bench seems too hot imo, but since the fans don't really spin up making the cards uber quiet, it's a reasonable compromise.Quote

30-03-2012, 13:09:00

just imagine the fan power needed to cool these in a closed case ????Quote

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