Here we have the PCB itself is based on a 4-phase power design with two added phases for the memory subsystem thus that's a 4+2 phase design. To the left you can spot two SLI connectors.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, three even four cards in one PC.
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. MSI is using the stacked connector design NVIDIA is using on their reference boards.
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 a good chunk of its hot air.
This is the preferred way as otherwise the heat would be dumped inside you PC, heating up other components. But lets have a look at Kepler, the GPU used on this graphics card.
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