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GTX680 vs GTX680 FTW LE

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I sent my GTX80 to Evga RMA less then a week ago, today my replacement came in the mail.
They sent the GTX680 FTW LE model, wondering which are the difference.

So far my Backplate doesn't fit, so I will have to see how to trade/exchange mine (or sell and buy if is the case), and it's 8+6 instead of 6+6 power socket.
Like 1/2"~ larger also. I haven't done any benchmarking to see any improvement (hope not the opposite), I will try that tonight when temps get down a little bit and I haven't found any "Vs" on a quick google search.

Any thoughts? smile.gif
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Hard to really say, not sure how good of an overclocker your old card was. LE's are usually a bit worse off overclocking wise compared to the normal FTW model. How it compares to the non-FTW model I am not sure. I'd imagine it'd be roughly the same, or marginally better than a standard model. It's mostly a luck of the draw though. Personally I never tell anyone to buy an LE model though.
 
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So FTW turns better overclocker than non-ftw, I guess "LE" is a pretty name for regular cards at evga page.
They took off the card I had from their website and now advertise this "LE". The only difference from what could I see was the 4Gb vs 2Gb.

Either way I couldn't push any harder on the previous card, got it from this forum and was failing on almost every game (All except BF3, even old games), if I can say to be interesting/weirdest, never failed on 3D Mark 11, only at games, Rhino 5.0 or CAD.
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