So here it is, the long awaited GTX 680. For weeks now we have been seeing information flying about on the web as to what the card is about and then more on the finer points of its specifications, technologies, what has changed over the GTX 580 and more critically its performance. What we can say right now is that most of this was only rumours and in fact after we met up with Nvidia last week, they confirmed that the vast majority of whats been going about is either factually incorrect or false in its entirety.
So why an article on the ‘Nitty Gritty’? Well there are two reasons for this, firstly we need to make the facts about the new card clear as I can imagine that some people are going to get very confused and wondering who is right when all the information conflicts. Secondly and most importantly, the GTX 680 is not just another line of cards, oh no, we were told in person that what we know about Nvidia GeForce graphics is about to change radically and that things were really about to get ramped up a notch, and Tom from Nvidia was not lying. Nvidia have not just upgraded individual aspects of the card to bring them into line with the competition, they’ve gone right back to the drawing board and built this card ground up changing everything along the way.
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