Nvidia, world’s top graphics card manufacturer just unleashed world’s fastest and most efficient graphics processing units (GPU) ever built the GeForce GTX 680. The new card is based on Nvidia’s all new Kepler architecture. Kepler, the much-anticipated successor to the Fermi architecture. With Kepler Nvidia wanted not only to build the world’s fastest GPU, but also the world’s most power efficient. Feature wise, they have added new technologies that fundamentally improve the smoothness of each frame and the richness of the overall experience.
Main features of Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
- Kepler GPUs are built using a 28nm manufacturing process, allowing Nvidia to build eight SMX blocks in GTX 680 which provides whopping 1,536 CUDA cores.
- GTX 680 has almost three times the shader units, as compared to the previous GTX 580
- Dedicated encode engine capable of encoding H.264 high-profile video at 4x – 8x real-time
- NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready - brings a fully immersive, stereoscopic 3D experience to the PC
- NVIDIA Surround with Up To Four Monitors – At 5760 x 1080, the expanded field of view fully engages human peripheral vision and provides for the most immersive experience in racing and flight simulators.
- NVIDIA GPU Boost – GPU Boost intelligently monitors graphics work load and increases the clock speed whenever possible. The result is that the GPU always performs at its peak and you get the highest framerate possible
- Two New Anti-aliasing Modes: FXAA and TXAA
- NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync – At high framerates, V-sync is enabled to eliminate tearing, at low frame rates, it’s disabled to minimize stuttering
- NVIDIA SLI Technology and NVIDIA PhysX Technology
- Power usage for the overall unit is low
The GeForce GTX 680 is quite unlike any flagship graphics card Nvidia ever built. They have just built the fastest GPU in the world for many generations now. The pricing for GeForce GTX 680 seems to be around $499 which is likely Rs 25,000 in Indian market. If Nvidia launch with this price tag then this monster graphics card will be surely a hit amoung gamers in the market. At last watch the preview of the GeForce GTX 680 -