GK104 (GeForce GTX 680 / GTX 670) PCB Pictured in Full

It looks like a 8800GT!! Also, quite an interesting choice of power connector.

Here is the first true-color picture of the GeForce Kepler 104 (GK104) reference PCB shot in full (well, almost, excluding the uneventful PCIe bus connector). The picture provides a panoramic view of the card's VRM as shown in a drawing posted earlier this day, and reveals the strange double-decker power connector. The card is loaded with a 5-phase NVVDC configuration, as detailed in an older article. It also confirms that the GK104 has a 256-bit wide memory interface, with likely 2 GB standard memory amount. This is also the first picture of the GK104 ASIC, which has square package, and somewhat square die. While the PCB is green in color, it's most likely an engineering sample. The final product (branded GeForce GTX 680 / GTX 670 Ti), could have a black-colored one.


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Bangladesh aniskhan001 says:

NVIDIA should concentrate more to release this one...
AMD's 28nm cards were not enough as expected :|

TaPaKaH says:

looks way too simple, even for a ref card

Mexico Solid Snake - XS says:

Is like a 6800GT.

United States sin0822 says:

what a wierd power connector.

South Africa Saito says:

if that is gtx680 why whe not see any results

United States Hondacity says:

Saito said: if that is gtx680 why whe not see any results


its not yet released.

K404 says:

I think this is an in-house development PCB. It's not final/retail.

Is GK104 the GTX 680? That implies it's the top-end.... and (I hear) GK104 is not going to take the performance crown back.

The PWM and power plugs kinda support this.

Germany Masterchief79 says:

Weird VRMs... Btw, I would be pretty surprised if Nvidia stops using Heatspreader from now on on their Highend-cards.

Chile Gu!ll3rm0x says:

fea la wea XD

Norway knopflerbruce says:

Lmao, they added points for a 6 pin connector, and yet they decided to stack them. :D

The rest of the card looks rather midrange, too - apart from the two SLI connectors.

Denmark M.Beier says:

Looks fake to me.

United States Mr.Scott says:

K404 said: I think this is an in-house development PCB. It's not final/retail.

Is GK104 the GTX 680? That implies it's the top-end.... and (I hear) GK104 is not going to take the performance crown back.

The PWM and power plugs kinda support this.

I was under the impression that GK104 was the mid-range card and not the 'enthusiast' model.

United Kingdom ObscureParadox says:

What is the point of the double decker power connector, what advantages does it have over your bog standard ones??? Other than space for more power connectors by the side of it ofc.

Slovenia tiborrr says:

*NDA edit

Australia Jimba says:

mid range or high end..that is answer i would like to know...

United Kingdom Dualist says:

That stacked power connector block, how many can it take.? Looks like it can take 3x 8pin.?
:eek:

France kroks says:

Masterchief79 said: Weird VRMs... Btw, I would be pretty surprised if Nvidia stops using Heatspreader from now on on their Highend-cards.

yeah it's too small for that many pcie connectors
there, i fixed it :p


now this is highend :D

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Eeky NoX says:

Is it a new Voodoo 7000 or what? :D

3x PCI-e connectors ? oO

United States Mr.Scott says:

3x PCI-e connectors ? oO

I see 2.

Germany SoF says:

design lulz?

Eeky NoX says:

Mr.Scott said: I see 2.

Yeah that's right. I thought the space between them was another one :D

But like SoF said above: design looks pretty curious...
imagine 2x GPU on a 45x20cm PCB ^^

Germany Masterchief79 says:

Wow, thanks for sharing. Well, not hard to break this score with a comparable system and a ~40% overclocked HD7970 I think (without tessellation tweaks of course).

@kroks (previous page): I see what you did there :D

Edit: Just realized that GPU-Z is buggy and 1006MHz are stock clock. *facepalm*

Colombia saint19 says:

wow, can be this real? Now we need know the price.

Czech Republic OBR says:

wait few days and will see many better scores ... :) Radeon HD 7970 was totally defated on air ...

xbeaTX says:

OBR still the best ... all your news has been confirmed :) SA shame

United Kingdom borandi says:

If it's true, then we need better CPUs to keep up.

Belgium Massman says:

"Do not rush to sell your HD7970 ;)" Uh-oh ...

United States Hondacity says:

drivers?

Belgium Gamer says:

Or they will have to launch a GTX680+ version :)

Czech Republic OBR says:

Massman said: "Do not rush to sell your HD7970 ;)"

Uh-oh ...


ask tudor for it too ... :)

Hiwa says:

next hours someone will post all scores so we will see, i already sold my 7970, or i buy 7970 lightning or buy a 680 let's see.

Germany SoF says:

Hiwa said: next hours someone will post all scores so we will see, i already sold my 7970, or i buy 7970 lightning or buy a 680 let's see.


wow can't remember of such a "leakage-firework" past the last 2 years :D

United States dumo says:

GTX 680 on sale @ neweeg tonite for $500ish


Czech Republic OBR says:

SoF said: wow can't remember of such a "leakage-firework" past the last 2 years :D


my 7970 Lightning = 1300 on air at 1.3V, my GTX 680 = 1270 at 1.1V voltage, 1330 MHz on air at 1.17V ...

Belgium Massman says:

But how high does your 680 go on LN2? :)

Finland Mean Machine says:

I... I wish I lived in the states for this launch. The cards are over $200 more expensive in Sweden. As usual.

Czech Republic OBR says:

Massman said: But how high does your 680 go on LN2? :)


dont know yet ... but i smell, the right 7970 will be better ... look at poor VRM at GTX 680
in czech rep are for 457 EUR inc. VAT

United States BenchZowner says:

Massman said: But how high does your 680 go on LN2? :)


Vince's went as high as 1848MHz, don't know about OBR's :p

Belgium Massman says:

Game test performance in 3D11 is really weird compared to 7970/

United States Gunslinger says:

Is tessellation turned on or disabled in your 7970 screen ?

Belgium Massman says:

Yeah, figured that it's probably related to tesselation stuff.

Czech Republic OBR says:

BenchZowner said: Vince's went as high as 1848MHz, don't know about OBR's :p


Kepler? 1848? where?

United States Gunslinger says:

Massman said: Yeah, figured that it's probably related to tesselation stuff.


Could be that combined with Systeminfo stuff as well.

Belgium Massman says:

Systeminfo?

Eeky NoX says:

OBR said: Kepler? 1848? where?


http://vr-zone.com/articles/evga-geforce-gtx-680-hits-1842-mhz-under-ln2/15323.html

;)

Czech Republic OBR says:

not bad ...

Eeky NoX says:

Not bad? oO Not so good you should say! Yo! Vinbo! Where is the WR ? :D (kidding keep pushing...)

United States BenchZowner says:

Taking bets on Vinbo hitting 2GHz soon.

Czech Republic OBR says:

someone told us here, GK104 is not so good under LN2 as HD 7970, but it seems as classic BS ... :)

Hiwa says:

shamino posted
http://kingpincooling.com/forum/showthread.php?p=20408#post20408

but no one shows vantage?

United States BenchZowner says:

7970 + ~2k total points @ Performance preset. That's my prediction based on the card's scaling in Vantage.

Czech Republic OBR says:

kingpin talking on KCF something about 1900+ GPU clock ...

Denmark riska says:

Yes 1900mhz core with Evga expandble soldred on to card because the VRM on gtx680 is not big enough

United States BenchZowner says:


Crappy card just took the 3D Mark11 P WR...

Denmark riska says:

Lets se the lightning modded with a expandble an 5.6ghz 3930k

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