More GTX 680 news today as Zotac is engineering a beefy model of the GTX 680 as well.
ZOTAC uses the GK104 GPU ties it to 2 GB of high-grade Hynix GDDR5 memory chips, and paired them with a 12-phase VRM power supply.
Next to International Rectifier GaNpowIR driver-MOSFETs the VRM uses server-grade tantalum capacitors, and FPCAP multi-phase capacitors. To drive it all, ZOTAC used CHiL CHL8318 VRM controller.
The card also will come with a USB control module. Called OC+, ZOTAC will bundle the card with a front-panel OC module that probably fits into a 5.25" or 3.5" exposed drive bay, gives you hardware control, and real-time diagnostic information about clock speeds, fan speeds, and voltages. The air-cooler uses two fans to ventilate a dense aluminum fin array, which draws heat using copper heat pipes. Here a couple of photo's courtesy of expreview.
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