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pretty sure if the current Gigabyte 680 with the 3 fan cooler is a reference PCB, and if/when they release a custom 680, its going to perform much better than reference, sooooo id say dont sell, and wait for their custom PCB 680 to see what it does tongue.gif
 
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I just installed the 301.25 drivers (same ones OP is using) and my score didn't change.
My GPU score is still about 400 points lower than what OP was able to achieve with his lower-clocked GTX 670, which also has a unit disabled compared to the 680. Unless NVidia changed the GTX 670's architecture somehow and made it 10% faster clock for clock compared to the 680, I don't see how that's possible.
It seems that a few other GTX 680 owners are in the same position, where our 680s are performing worse in 3DMark11 compared to this 670, even when using the exact same drivers.

def gtx 680. 301.10
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been saying all along the 680 was the 660, you cant tell me the ref 670 doesnt look like its a 650 lol

roll on gk100/110 or what ever the big kepler core is, i cant see them keeping that just for the telsa cards.
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Exactly 276mm long from tip of fan housing to the plate that sits against the case exterior.
10.87 inches

thank you!! +REP. looks like i'll be snagging this one for my microatx rig biggrin.gif
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been saying all along the 680 was the 660, you cant tell me the ref 670 doesnt look like its a 650 lol
roll on gk100/110 or what ever the big kepler core is, i cant see them keeping that just for the telsa cards.
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thank you!! +REP. looks like i'll be snagging this one for my microatx rig biggrin.gif

Oh sure, ignore my accurate approximation wink.gif
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pretty sure if the current Gigabyte 680 with the 3 fan cooler is a reference PCB, and if/when they release a custom 680, its going to perform much better than reference, sooooo id say dont sell, and wait for their custom PCB 680 to see what it does tongue.gif

The WindForce GTX 680 uses a reference design with the addition power phase and VRMs lacking in the reference model enabled. smile.gif Voltages are still comparable (and it lacks direct voltage control) and overclocking headroom for mainstream enthusiasts won't really differ... but it certainly runs much cooler and more quietly than the reference design when provided with decent airflow.
    
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Sorry I haven't been following this thread much in the last day.

Here are 3DMark11 runs from my 680 @ stock speeds and with a moderate overclock to ~1200 MHz:

9953 GPU score @ completely stock settings
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11298 GPU score overclocked to ~1200 MHz:
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How does this compare to the OP's silicon-lottery-winning golden 670?



Btw, I'm getting another GTX 680 tomorrow in the mail, so I will benchmark that one as well smile.gif
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Originally Posted by 996gt2 View Post

11298 GPU score overclocked to ~1200 MHz:

How does this compare to the OP's silicon-lottery-winning golden 670?

It's an improvement. I managed 11125 for that test.

Can you run the extreme test? There are screenshots a few pages back of another user's 1400 clock 570 scoring 3188
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I have a question I didn't see asked to the OP - Are you using Lucid VirtueMVP enabled by chance?

I can check this in an hour. I know the feature but understand little about how it works. As far as I remember, it applies to part of the I5's graphics processing for on-board display.
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How does this compare to the OP's silicon-lottery-winning golden 670?

Lol alot of people coming off as really bitter in here, glad I waited and got the cpu upgrade out the way first. Will grab the 670 next week tongue.gif
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