Graphics card from Colorful Technology company has become a real discovery at the crowned Computex 2012 exhibition. The major peculiarity of new GeForce GTX 680 iGame is seen in the integrated gigantic cooler of passive type which is called to ensure the sufficient heat removal. The developers have exceeded all expectations by presenting the graphics cars with such an original design and elaborate framework.
Passive cooler implemented in GeForce GTX 680 iGame consists of two solid aluminum radiators with the copper heat tubes. Those tubes are joined with a jumper which has other six heat tubes. The radiators are localized at both sides of the motherboard. The graphics card itself is of 15 cm in height; this place is dedicated to the nine expansion slots. The accelerator is based on the advanced Kepler architecture and operates under the layout of GK104 chip with Cuda cores. It employs PCI Express 3.0x16 bus and is equipped with GDDR5 memory of 256 bit interface. A couple of dedicated eight-contact slots are called to be connected with the additional PSU; this might witness about the promising overclocking performance. The accelerator is supposed to be installed in ultimate or pre-ultimate PCI Express slots on the motherboard; such localization presumes the unimpeded installment of a massive radiator within the card’s casing.
GeForce GTX 680 iGame is compatible with DirectX 11 and goes with the implemented video technologies Nvidia FXAA and TXAA. This graphics card uses Adaptive VSync mode in order to ensure the fluent and smooth games playback. In addition, it supports such technologies as Nvidia SLI, 3D Vision, Cuda and PhysX.
Finally, Colorful representatives do not give accurate information so far as for the estimated sales start data or pricing ranges. Of course, the serial release is hardly possible as the card’s dimensions are not compatible with the majority of PC chassis.