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ZOTAC is flexing its engineering muscle. First, it was talk of a 2 GHz GeForce GTX 680 by one of its senior executives, and now this, ZOTAC GeForce GTX 680 Extreme Edition. Pictured below, the card's design is reminiscent of the crazy engineering endeavors ZOTAC China undertakes, to come up with some extremely powerful designs, which seldom get out of the APAC region (to EMEAI and NA regions).


http://www.techpowerup.com/163231/ZOTAC-GeForce-GTX-680-Extreme-Edition-Pictured.html
    
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drool.gif do want, god that board looks sexy...
 
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holy crap!!!

wasn't expecting that when I clicked on this thread!!

looks like zotacs try at an MSI Lightning!! GPU wars between brands now too!! this is going to be an epic generation of GPU wars!!
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hah, it looks like they stole the heatsink of the P67 UD7 mobo and whacked it on the side.
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Thats good, goes with my color scheme.thumb.gif
    
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Will look even better with a white PCB.
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The board itself looks very interesting. Newer MOFSETs, server-grade VRMs, capacitors even on the back of the PCB. Should be interesting to see how high it overclocks...
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That looks awesome. The width though... that is a wide arse pcb and it definitely looks out of spec for ATX. I'd put up with it for that vrm control though.
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INB4 @ $800 judging by the parts they used.

It's probably 1.2GHz stock (since the guy was probably confused and said 2GHz), and will probably overclock to like 1.3Ghz or 1.4GHz.. So, ~200Mhz more for probably $300 more.

Just speculation, but that's how it looks to me.
Edited by Murlocke - 3/28/12 at 11:25pm
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Wow. Zotac you really outdid yourselves here. Sexy thang @_@
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post

INB4 @ $800 judging by the parts they used.
It's probably 1.2GHz stock (since the guy was probably confused and said 2GHz), and will probably overclock to like 1.3Ghz or 1.4GHz.. So, ~200Mhz more for probably $300 more.
Just speculation, but that's how it looks to me.

Don't worry about the clocks, look at the vrm design and chil chip. No more boost lockage, voltage control, yeehaw regular overclocking. But you're right though, with all that boutique gear it will cost a pretty penny.
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