NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2-Way SLI Video Card Review

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Test Setup

Before we look at the numbers, let’s take a brief look at the test
system that was used. All testing was done using a fresh install of Windows
7 Ultimate 64-bit and benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no
other software programs running.

The AMD Radeon graphics cards was tested with Catalyst 12.3 WHQL drivers and the NVIDIA graphics card ran GeForce 301.10 drivers.

Intel X79/LGA2011 Platform

Intel LGA2011 Test System
Intel LGA2011 Test System

The Intel X79 platform that we used to test the all of the video cards was running the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe motherboard with BIOS 0906 that came
out on 12/22/2011. The Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1866MHz quad channel
memory kit was set to 1866MHz with 1.5v and 9-10-9-27 1T memory timings. The OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD was run with  firmware version 2.15.

The Intel X79 Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Live Pricing

Processor

Intel Core i7-3960X

Motherboard

ASUS P9X79 Deluxe

Memory

16GB Corsair 1866MHz

Video Card

Various

Solid-State Drive

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB

Cooling

Intel RTS2011LC

Power Supply

Corsair AX1200

Operating System

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Video Cards Tested:

  • MSI Radeon HD 7970 Lightning  3072MB – 1075MHz Core / 1400MHz Memory
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2048MB – 1006MHz Core / 1502MHz Memory

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 GPU-Z Information:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 GPU-Z
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 GPU-Z Idle

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