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Old 03-26-12, 06:46 AM   #11
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Arrow Re: Official GeForce GTX 680 Benchmark Thread!

Galaxy 4gb with custom PCB spotted, now this looks interesting

Galaxy and KFA2 are working on a new GeForce GTX 680 graphics card.

The photo's show a Galaxy GTX 680 4 GB based on a non-reference design. The card comes with a factory clock at 1.10 GHz (base, boost not mentioned).

The PCB uses a 5+2 phase VRM, which draws power from 6+8 pin power connectors. The VRM appears to make use of International Rectifier-made DirectFETs. Perhaps Galaxy also went off-spec with the VRM controller, and maybe it supports a software interface.

The cooler is an in-house design by Galaxy, too. It consists of a large heat-pipe fed aluminum fin array, ventilated by two 90 mm fans. Have a peek:
intel Q9450 @ 3.656Ghz [1.3875v, LLC off]| GA-X48-DS5 [Memory Enhance: Turbo]|MSi N570GTX TwinFrozrIII OC/PowerEdition|Kingston HyperX 4x2GB PC 8500 @ 1097Mhz [5-5-5-18, 2.25v]| Creative X-FI Pro [SB046A]| Tagan PipeRock 600w [48A]

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