Product on Review: GTX 680 SC Signature
Manufacturer and Sponsor: EVGA
Street Price £454.99
EVGA are one of the first manufacturers enthusiasts call upon when looking to buy a premium PC component. Their Classified range is renown for being the weapon of choice for the very best overclockers worldwide. Thus EVGA and overclocking go hand in hand so it came as no surprise when we were heard they had unleashed a pre-overclocked GTX680.
Hailing from the Signature line, the EVGA SuperClocked GTX680 is a reference design with a slightly different cooler and as the name suggests, arrives pre-overclocked to 1084MHz(1150MHz) on the core and an effective 6208MHz memory clockspeed. Other key features are a 6+8 power design along with a 5 phase PWM design which should ensure a fair amount of overclocking headroom - something we will be examining later in the review.
The GTX680 is an expensive piece of kit and because this example carries the EVGA moniker, it also carries a price premium so we will be looking at if your money is best spent investing in this model or elsewhere.
Here's what EVGA had to say about their graphics card:
Get to the next level with the EVGA GeForce GTX 680. This card delivers truly game-changing performance that taps into the powerful new GeForce architecture to redefine smooth, seamless, lifelike gaming. It offers brand new, never before seen features that will redefine the way you think about performance graphics cards. Expect more from your graphics card that just state-of-the-art features and technology; get faster, smoother and a richer gaming experience with the EVGA GeForce GTX 680.