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PNY Launches XLR8 GeForce GTX 680 Graphics Card

Posted by Marc Ziccardi on Thu, Mar 22, 2012 @ 11:24 AM

PNY Announces Innovative XLR8™ GeForce® GTX 680 Graphics Card

First Launch from NVIDIA® Kepler Family

PNY Technologies®, Inc. today announced the release of the much anticipated XLR8™ GeForce® GTX 680 2048MB GDDR5 graphics card.  A first launch from the NVIDIA® 28nm Kepler family of graphics cards, the PNY GeForce GTX 680 delivers more than just state-of-the-art features and technology.  It houses truly game-changing performance that taps into the powerful next-generation GeForce architecture to redefine smooth, seamless, lifelike gaming. 

GTX 680 and 16ft HDMI 

The innovative new GeForce architecture was designed to deliver power-efficient performance that’s faster, smoother, and richer than current graphics cards on the market.  Featuring a host of new technology advancements, the GTX 680 was specially designed for quiet gaming with acoustic dampening materials, a high efficiency embedded heat pipe, and a custom stack-shaped fin for better airflow.

GPU Boost: brand new technology that offers additional power without overclocking and dynamically maximizes clock speeds to push performance levels for faster gaming

Fast Approximate Anti-Aliasing (FXAA): adds a lightning-fast, automatic anti-aliasing technique to a huge variety of games for superior image quality and performance 

Adaptive Vertical Sync Mode: adjusts VSync to current frame rates for maximum playability, in a fast and seamless way for smoother gaming

Single GPU 3D Vision® Surround: gamers can now experience simultaneous quad-monitor support on a single GPU - for a game visual spread across three monitors, plus one additional monitor for email, chat, web browsing and more

PhysX®: delivers a rich, immersive gaming experience with new dynamic physical environments like fracture and fur

PNY will offer consumers a value-added bundle version: the GTX 680 graphics card coupled with a PNY 16ft. Smart Active High Speed HDMI® Cable.  A $29.99 value, the HDMI cable connects the GTX 680 directly to an HDTV or monitor for maximum high definition 1080p gaming.  PNY’s Smart Active HDMI Cable features built-in chip technology that delivers a 10.2Gbps per second bandwidth stream for flawless HD performance.


  • BUS Technology:                               PCI Express 3.0
  • CUDA Cores:                                     1536
  • Core Clock (MHz):                            1006 MHz
  • Boost Clock (MHz):                          1058 MHz
  • Memory Amount:                           2048MB GDDR5
  • Memory Interface:                         256-bit
  • Memory Frequency (effective):         6.0 Gbps
  • Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec):          192.0
  • Texture Fill Rate:                          128.8
  • Power and Thermal:                       195W-Active
  • Outputs:                                 DVI-I + DVI-I + HDMI + DisplayPort
  • MSRP:                                      $499 (after $30 Mail-In Rebate)


Key Features

  • NVIDIA GPU Boost
  • NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync
  • NVIDIA Surround™
  • Support for four concurrent displays including:

                - Two dual-link DVI

                - HDMI® 1.4

                - DisplayPort 1.2

  • Microsoft® DirectX® 11 with DirectCompute
  • 5.0 support
  • NVIDIA PhysX® technology
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision®-Ready
  • NVIDIA SLI®-Ready
  • NVIDIA CUDA® technology
  • PCI Express 3.0 support
  • Open GL 4.2 support
  • OpenCL™ support

Additionally, consumers who purchase a PNY GTX 680 will receive a bonus 3 month subscription to E-Sports Entertainment (ESEA) Premium Video Game Network.  ESEA is a video game solution provider, specializing in community tools, proprietary anti-cheat technology, custom server modifications, and an extensive network of premium game servers. Users can learn, play, practice and compete all with an ESEA Premium subscription.

PNY offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty for the entire XLR8 GeForce GTX Series, including the GTX 680 graphics card.  Users have a standard 1-year out of box warranty, extended to the lifetime of the original purchaser upon completion of product registration at within 90 days of purchase.  PNY also offers free 24-hour technical support.

The PNY GTX 680 will be available for purchase at select e-tailers, retailers, and  For more information on the complete line of products that PNY has to offer, visit  For the gaming enthusiast, visit PNY’s on-line gaming portal at to participate in forums, special offers, contests and tournaments taking place now!  Gamers can also check out compLexity Gaming – one of the world’s most prolific gaming organizations.  PNY holds the distinct honor of being the “Official Video Card and PC Memory Sponsor" of compLexity Gaming. 

Topics: graphics cards, XLR8 Gaming, NVIDIA, Announcements, GeForce

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