Connectivity wise we see two dual-link DVI connectors supporting all high-resolution monitors and all the way to the left you can see a HDMI (1.4a) connector and one DisplayPort connector. The top part has been kept open for ventilation so that the card can exhaust hot air. Combined with three monitors for surround monitor gaming or you could opt to go with 3D Vision, bringing a immersive stereoscopic 3D experience to the PC.
Of course multi-GPU gaming is always a viable option. Like any high-end GeForce graphics card, NVIDIA will allow you to opt for the multi-GPU road as you may pair two or three cards in one PC. Though, due to the size, two is more likely than three.
The GeForce GTX 680 has a maximum board power consumption of 195 Watts, you'll need to power the card with one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCIe PEG lead from your power supply. We recommend a 550 power supply to start with, with one card of course. ASUS does not use the stacked connector design NVIDIA is using on their reference boards.
For the true pro-overclockers with liquid nitrogen etc, ASUS allows hotwiring the PCB. Simply put the HotWire VGA system allows advanced users to connect the card to a ROG motherboard to read and modify the tensions GPU, memory and PLL directly from it.
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