ZOTAC aim to smash records and stamp on the feet of competitors as they set their engineers on a mammoth task of delivering what looks set to be the EPIC 'ZOTAC GeFORCE GTX 680 Extreme Edition'.
12 phase VRMs made from 'server-grade' tantalum capacitors
Cherry picked GK104 GPUs
CHiL CHL8318 VRM controller
Top grade Hynix GDDR5 memory
FPCAP multi-phase capacitors
The ZOTAC GTX 680 Extreme Edition also has a native USB 'logic' to which a front panel (either 5.25" or 3.5") overclocking module, called OC+, will be supplied for real time readings and possibly overclocking. Stock cooler will be, what we have now come to expect as standard from 3rd party custom cooling, a dual 90mm fan affair over a dence aluminium fin array with 5x 6mm heatpipes.
No word on what the stock speeds or pricing will be.