I haven't seen the press-release on this one myself, but it seems that ASUS injected a GeForce GTX 680 graphics card under SKU code GTX680-DC2-4GD5 that not only has a dual-slot DirectCU II cooler, it also has 4 GB of graphics memory. The company's DirectCU series lineup for the GTX 680 up-to this point only offered their triple-slot cooling solutions.
The dual-slot cooler has been extensively used by ASUS on several performance-segment GPUs as TPU reports. The card ships with NVIDIA-reference clock speeds of 1006 MHz base, 1058 MHz GPU Boost, and 6008 MHz (GDDR5-effective) memory. The card features memory chips on either sides of the PCB, and so an aluminum back-plate comes pre-installed. Expect the card to be priced around US $520. A variant called GTX680-DC2G-4GD5 is available, which packs a game bundle that includes Assassin's Creed III, I Am Alive, R.U.S.E, Splinter Cell: Conviction, and Rainbow Six Vegas 2. Its price is unknown.
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