22-Mar-12 // Club 3D releases GeForce GTX 680
The Club 3D GeForce GTX 680 gives you more than just state-of-the-art features and technology. It delivers truly game-changing performance that taps into the powerful new GeForce architecture to redefine faster, smoother and smarter, lifelike gaming.
Push the breathtaking performance of the GeForce GTX 680 to new levels with NVIDIA® GPU Boost. This Technology dynamically maximizes clock speeds to bring out the best performance in every game.
Get more than just frame rates. Get ultra-smooth gaming-every time-with NVIDIA® gaming innovations like Adaptive Vertical Sync. This technology dynamically adjusts VSync to current frame rates for maximum playability.
Experience broader, richer gaming environments with the latest technological advancements. Bring games to life with NVIDIA® Surround™ multi-monitor gaming on a single card, supercharged NVIDIA® PhysX® physics engine and 3D Vision® technology, plus the unbeatable power of NVIDIA® SLI®
3-Way NVIDIA® SLI™
With NVIDIA SLI® technology, gamers can increase their PC's gaming performance by adding a second and third Club 3D GeForce GTX 680, for an incredible 3-Way SLI® gaming mode. NVIDIA® SLI® technology is a revolutionary platform innovation that allows you to intelligently scale graphics performance by combining multiple NVIDIA® graphics solutions in an SLI®-Certified motherboard.
SLI Anti-Aliasing is a new standalone rendering mode that offers up to double the Anti-Aliasiing perfomance by splitting the Anti-Aliasing workload between the two GPUs. When enabled, SLI Anti-Aliasing offers two new Anti-Aliasing options: SLI AA 8x and SLI AA 16x.
Built for DirectX 11 Tesselation
The Club 3D GeForce® GTX 680 delivers the world's fastest performance for DirectX® 11 games.DirectX® 11 GPU with Direct Compute 5.0 support designed for ultra high performance in the new API’s key graphics feature, GPU-accelerated tessellation. The last innovation that fundamentally altered 3D realism was pixel shading. The next great breakthrough is tessellation. The central feature of DirectX® 11 and used in critically acclaimed games like Metro 2033 and Civilization V, tessellation allows the game designer to pack an enormous amount of geometry in the scene without sacrificing performance. Tessellation enables a wide range of visual effects that have previously been out of reach, such as:
- Organic characters with perfectly smooth curves
- Super fine surface detail such as thorns, nails, and skin aberrations
- Vast terrain rendering with complex geometric detail
- Dynamic level of detail with seamless transitions
The result is a breakthrough in tessellation performance—up to 2 billion triangles per second, or 8x faster versus competing GPUs.
Considered by many as the holy grail of graphics, ray tracing produces images with perfect reflections and refractions, accurate shadows, and photorealistic lighting. It is the rendering technique of choice for graphics professionals, but up until now, it has been limited to non-realtime applications. Thanks to GK104's new compute architecture, GeForce GTX 680 GPUs are able to perform raytracing in realtime. For even higher visual realism, the GPU can also perform pathtracing for true global illumination. The results are images so refined that they are indistinguishable from scenes in computer generated films.
NVIDIA® PhysX® technology adds an element of realism never before seen in gaming. With an NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU in your PC, experience dynamic PhysX® effects like blazing explosions, reactive debris, realistic water, and lifelike characters.
NVIDIA® 3D Vision™
NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ technology is a combination of Graphics Processor Units (GPU), specialized 3D glasses, software, and certified displays and projectors that deliver an immersive 3D experience on your PC or workstation.
NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Surround
Imagine expanding your gaming real estate across three displays in Full HD 3D for a completely immersive gaming experience. You can now use the award winning NVIDIA 3D Vision™ to build the world’s first multi-display 3D gaming experience on your PC.
CUDA is NVIDIA’s parallel computing architecture that enables dramatic increases in computing performance by harnessing the power of the GPU (graphics processing unit).
With millions of CUDA-enabled GPUs sold to date, software developers, scientists and researchers are finding broad-ranging uses for CUDA, including image and video processing, computational biology and chemistry, fluid dynamics simulation, CT image reconstruction, seismic analysis, ray tracing, and much more.
PCI Express® 3.0
PCI Express® 3.0 offers maximum transfer rate to meet the enormous need for bandwidth of games and latest 3D applications, while maintaining compatibility with existing PCI Express® to provide the highest level of support.