Friday, April 27, 2012

MSI Geforce GTX 680

         I just finished testing out the MSI N680GTX-PM2D2GD5 video card and I was amazed what it can do. This is the latest codename "Kepler" (GK104)GPU Chip that Nvidia released which uses the new 28nm fabrication process technology. The card length is 10" inches long but boasts 1536 shader (CUDA) cores. It has a maximum of 195W power draw and now using the PCI-Express Generation 3.0 data path. As for memory is concerned, it features a 256-bit memory bus connected to 2GB of GDDR5 of memory and soon 4GB version will also be available. 

         Focusing more on the features of the Kepler. The new architecture do boast out a very high framebuffer bandwith structure. Its a combination of massive memory and core partitions and of the GDDR5 memory. Aside from this, it has also the so called "Dynamic Clock Adjustment Technology" which boost up the speed of the GPU core while stays within the Total Draw Power Bracket. From a standard speed of 1006Mhz it can go up as high as 1058-1124MHz. Like Intel's Turbo Boost Technology :) 

         Moving on, 3D Vision Surround is now doable in a single GPU configuration unlike before you need atleast 2 video cards in SLI. You can hook up to 4 displays (3840x2160 resolution) with multi streaming audio capability. 

Below are still other Features of the Kepler GPU:
•Adaptive V-Sync - adjusts vertical sync to your current frame rates for a stutter-free gaming experience
•AA TXAA (Temporal Super Sampling) - s a new style anti aliasing technique that make the most of the graphics card high texture performance. TXAA is a mix of hardware anti-aliasing, custom CG style AA resolve and in the case of 2x TXAA an optional temporal components for better image quality
•Supports DX11.1


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