Late March Nvidia introduced its latest flagship graphics card, the GeForce GTX 680. By now a number of cards have been released that are based on Nvidia's reference design. Hardware.Info compared seven models to find out which one is the best buy.
In our original review of the GTX 680 we were quite impressed by Nvidia latest graphics card. The GK104 chip, once seen as a mid-range model, appeared to be so powerful that it had enough juice for even a high-end graphics card. It was generally 10 percent faster than AMD's flagship Radeon HD 7970, and Nvidia also managed to make it very energy-efficient. The introduction of the GTX 680 already caused AMD to significantly lower its prices, you can find 7970s for 370 euro already, while GTX 680s cost around 470 euro. Right now you get more bang for your buck from AMD, but there are plenty of other reasons to still choose Nvidia, including 3D Vision, CUDA and so on.