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Gainward Launches GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB
Following the success of the Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom, Gainward is now launching a new version with a massive 4GB of on-board memory. They're affectionately referring to it as their "Dark Chilled Demon".
As the first Kepler-based graphics card with 4GB GDDR5 memory, the Gainward GeForce 680 Phantom 4GB is one of the most powerful single card GPUs available today. The 680 Phantom 4GB is factory-overclocked to 1058MHz (up from 1006 on the reference model) and also includes Gainward's Phantom II cooling system with a brand new fin design for better thermal performance, lower acoustic level and a more solid structure.
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Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB – Dark Chilled Demon
As the leading brand in enthusiastic graphics market, Gainward, introduces its Phantom series with 4GB on board memory for GeForce GTX 680 - Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB.
With great success of the Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom and the Gainward GeForce GTX 580 Phantom 3GB, the Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB brings the market the unlimited gaming gear. The most powerful GPU along with massive amount of on-board memory, powered by Gainward’s superior design and the Phantom II cooler, the Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB is a “Dark Chilled Demon”.
It is the first 4GB board base on NVIDIA Kepler architecture that you can buy from the shelves. The massive memory gives it far beyond the limitation of the memory when running the latest game titles. With the Phantom II cooler, it is almost the most silent air-cooled board in the market you can find.
New Phantom II Cooler Design
The new Phantom II comes with brand new fins design (patent pending) that introduces
- better thermal performance
- lower acoustic level
- more solid structure than previous generation
With this new design, Gainward GTX 680 Phantom 4GB delivers Extreme cool and silent acoustics under 3D heavy loading. It really is an extreme gaming gear for enthusiast gamers.
Gainward superior hardware design with 4GB memory
Besides the cooler performance, Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB is also powered by 6-phase with DrMOS PWM design for the GTX 680 cores. It brings a lot more benefits for the over-clocking capability. Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB comes with 1058MHz boost clock and 3004MHz (or DDR6008MHz) memory clock, can be over-clocked easily.
Thanks to 4GB on board memory, Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB can reduce data transfers by keeping larger data sets in local memory to maximize performance. Especially for those games with multi-monitor configuration even for 3D VISION Surround system, the 4GB on board memory will provide unlimited energy for you to enjoy the lifelike gaming environment.
Gainward Expertool II utility
Gainward’s new Expertool utility is a right tool for GTX 680’s dynamic clocking to tap into this powerful board. Users can utilize this new tool to enjoy the experience of the performance enhanced and quiet gameplay.
The QuattroPorts supports up to four displays in the same time on a single GTX 680. Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB also comes with a HDMI to DVI adapter for the users to enjoy NV Surround with three DVI monitors.
Product Name GAINWARD GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB
Chipset NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 680
Stream Processor 1,536 cores
Base Clock 1,006 MHz
Boost Clock 1,058 MHz
Memory Clock 3,004 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size 4,096 MB
Memory Bus Width 256 bits
Output Ports Dual DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort
Bus Interface PCI-Express 3.0
Technologies Microsoft DirectX 11, Shader Model 5.0, Microsoft DirectCompute and OpenCL, NVIDIA GPU Boost, NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync, NVIDIA CUDA Technology, NVIDIA PhysX Technology, NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Ready, NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology, NVIDIA SLI Technology, OpenGL 4.2 support, PCI Express 3.0, Two Dual-link DVI connectors, One DisplayPort connector, One HDMI connector (v1.4a)
Accessories Manual, Driver CD including Gainward award winning Expertool tuning Utility, DVI to VGA adaptor, HDMI to DVI adapter, Power cable