ZOTAC Unleashes Next-Generation GTX 680

👤by Tony Le Bourne Comments 📅22.03.2012 13:47:02


ZOTAC International, a global innovator of graphics cards, motherboards and mini-PCs, today unleashes the next-generation in PC graphics with the GeForce® GTX 680 graphics card. The new ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 680 graphics card redefines smooth, seamless and lifelike gaming with a new architecture, features and unprecedented performance.

Next-generation SMX unified shaders empower the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 680 with double the performance-per-watt and six-times the amount of processor cores per shader unit compared to the previous generations for out-of-this-world gaming performance. The ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 680 graphics card packs 2GB of the world’s fastest GDDR5 video memory with a clock speed of 6008 MHz thanks to a new 28nm manufacturing process for unrestricted performance capabilities.

New NVIDIA® GPU Boost technology maximizes clock speeds using available energy headroom on the fly for an instant performance boost in every gaming scenario. NVIDIA® Adaptive Vertical Sync technology virtually eliminates the compromise of stuttering or tearing associated with gaming with or without vertical sync enabled on the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 680 graphics card by dynamically adjusting VSYNC to prevent tearing and reduce stuttering for smoother gaming.

“PC gaming always pushes the limits of visuals and the first platform to redefine the definition of lifelike gaming. The new ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 680 with NVIDIA®’s Kepler architecture benefits gamers and developers by maximizing performance and visual quality of current games and providing developers with plenty of headroom to push the next-generation of PC games,” says Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International.

Up to four displays can be driven by a single ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 680 graphics card for non-gaming use and enhanced productivity. The ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 680 readily supports 3840 x 2160, or 4K, displays via HDMI 1.4a and DisplayPort 1.2 ports to take gaming beyond HD resolutions.

NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Surround capabilities enables gamers to take gaming to the next-level with triple-display gaming with a single ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 680 graphics card for unmatched stereoscopic 3D gaming immersion.

The ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 680 graphics card achieves groundbreaking energy-efficiency and only requires two six-pin PCI Express power connectors for maximum performance-per-watt. High-efficiency cooling and additional acoustic dampening materials make the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 680 quieter than previous generations with only 46dBA of noise from the previous generations 51dBA.

“The ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 680 is the ultimate gamers card. The support for single-card NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Surround, class-leading energy-efficiency, quiet acoustics, PCI Express 3.0 interface, new technologies and features combine to make the perfect card for die-hard PC gamers and enthusiasts,” Mr. Berger added.
A new Assassin’s Creed® 3-Game Pack ships with the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 680 graphics card and lets gamers relive the original Assassin’s Creed® and Assassin’s Creed II: Deluxe Edition adventures as well as embark on the latest adventure – Assassin’s Creed®: Revelations. The ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 680 graphics card also ships with a 3-Day Game Pass for Trackmania2 Canyon to let gamers experience the latest online racing phenomenon.

It’s time to play with ZOTAC and the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 680 graphics card.

General details

New ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 680 graphics card
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 GPU
1536 SMX unified shaders
Engine clock: 1006 MHz (base), 1058 MHz (boost)
2GB GDDR5 memory
Memory clock: 6008 MHz
256-bit memory interface
DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI & DisplayPort outputs
PCI Express 3.0 interface
NVIDIA® GPU Boost technology
NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Surround capable
NVIDIA® FXAA technology
NVIDIA® TXAA technology
NVIDIA® 3-way SLI™ ready
NVIDIA® Adaptive Vertical Sync
DirectX® 11 technology & Shader Model 5.0
OpenGL® 4.2 compatible
Hardware-accelerated Full HD video playback
Blu-ray 3D ready
Loss-less audio bitstream capable
ZOTAC Assassin’s Creed® 3-Game Pack included
Assassin’s Creed®
Assassin’s Creed® II
Assassin’s Creed®: Revelations
TrackMania 2 Canyon 3-Day Game Pass included

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