Graphics Cards Guide
EVGA Announces the EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Overclocked!
EVGA has announced the availability of its cards based on NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680 GPU. There are three variants from the company to meet the different needs of consumers and PC gamers.
The top of its line graphics card is the EVGA GeForce GTX 680 SC that is bundled with a customized backplate. It makes the card looks more robust and with its EVGA GeForce GTX 680 branding, the installed card will be a display centerpiece in a chassis with a see-through window! The EVGA GeForce GTX 680 SC sports a Kepler GPU that has been overclocked, its base clock has been raised to 1058MHz (from the reference clock speed of 1006MHz) while its boost clock speed measures 1113MHz (from the reference boost clock speed of 1058MHz). Its video memory's clock speed is rated at 6208MHz, increased by 200MHz from the default value of 6008MHz. The suggested retail price of the card is US$$529.99.
For those consumers who eschew the need for window dressing of the card, there is the EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Superclocked. This card is identical to EVGA GeForce GTX 680 SC except that the former is not bundled with the customized backplate. This card has a SRP of US$519.99. EVGA also offers the plain vanilla EVGA GeForce GTX 680 with a SRP of US$499.99, this card is targeted at consumers who want to overclock the card themselves.
The EVGA GeForce GTX 680 backplate is available for US$ 19.99 as a separate purchase item. It is meant for consumers who have had a change of minds and decided to embellish their EVGA GeForce GTX 680 graphics cards with the backplate. For more product information, do visit the EVGA website for more product information. To have a better understanding of NVIDIA's new Kepler GPU and its performance against the current competitors, please read our review here.