ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II: coolest and quietest 28nm card All new DirectCU thermal design utilizes five all-copper heatpipes and 20% bigger dissipation area, achieving 20% cooler and 14dB quieter performance than reference Acclaimed DIGI+ VRM with 10-phase Super Alloy Power technology delivers precise digital power and enhanced overclocking headroom. VGA Hotwire allows you to plug and solder wires on the card’s voltage regulators and accurately read and control Vcore, Vmem, and PLL voltages on a hardware level GPU Tweak utility helps you modify and tune boost clock, power target , and fan performance via an intuitive interface Shop × Modal header Deploy the Cool. Reign in Silence. ASUS Exclusive Innovation DirectCU II 20% cooler and 14dB quieter with exclusive DirectCU II thermal solution DIGI+ VRM with 10-phase Super Alloy Power Acclaimed DIGI+ VRM with 10-phase Super Alloy Power technology Delivers precise Digital Power and Enhance Durability for stable overlocking GPU Tweak GPU Tweak co-developed with the most authoritative GPU-Z to provide the most accurate information Gigantic 2GB GDDR5 Memory On-board memory for the best gaming experience & the best solution 1084 MHz Boost Clock 1084 MHz Boost clock for better performance and outstanding gaming experience Graphics GPU Features Powered by GeForce GTX 680 NVIDIA® GPU Boost NVIDIA GPU Boost technology that dynamically maximizes clock speeds to push performance to new levels NVIDIA® Adaptive V-Sync NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync adjusts VSync to current frame rates for maximum playability NVIDIA® PhysX® ready Dynamic visual effects like blazing explosions, reactive debris, realistic water, and lifelike characters. NVIDIA® SLI™ Supports multi-GPU technology for extreme performance ode NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Surround Ready Bring games to life with NVIDIA® Surround™ multi-monitor gaming on a single card PCIE 3.0 Delivers double the bandwidth per lane of PCIe Gen 2 for faster GPU – CPU communication Microsoft DirectX 11.1 API (feature level 11_0) Brings new levels of visual realism to gaming on the PC and get top-notch performance I/O Ports Highlight Model Number : N50 > N50-AS031C N50-123456 N50-234567 Graphics EngineNVIDIA GeForce GTX 680Bus StandardPCI Express 3.0Video MemoryGDDR5 2GBEngine ClockGPU Boost Clock : 1084 MHzGPU Base Clock : 1019 MHzCUDA Core1536 Memory Clock6008 MHz ( GDDR5 )Memory Interface256-bitResolutionDVI Max Resolution : 2560x1600InterfaceDVI Output : Yes x 1 (DVI-I), Yes x 1 (DVI-D)HDMI Output : Yes x 1 Display Port : Yes x 1 (Regular DP)Power Consumptionup to 300Wadditional 6+8 pin PCIe power requiredAccessories1 x Power cable1 x Extended SLI cableSoftwareASUS Utilities & DriverASUS FeaturesDirectCU SeriesOC Series Super Alloy PowerDimensions11.8 " x 5.1 " x 2.3 " InchNote*To have the best cooling performance, ASUS GTX680-DC2O-2GD5 extends the fansink to 2.5 slots. Please double check you Chassis and Motherboard dimension prior to purchase to make sure it fits in your system!*Note that the actual boost clock will vary depending on actual system conditions. For more information, please visit http://www.geforce.com/ × I confirm, please take me there. Cancel DirectCU Direct cooling for 20% cooler than reference Please check out our microsite for more details and downloads.If the GPU is the heart of a graphics card, then the cooling device would be its lungs. Without it, the graphics card would not be able to "breath" smoothly, causing it to break down or even cause the entire system to fail. For ultimate cooling, ASUS DirectCU thermal technology developed the ideal heat banishing copper in exclusively designed heat pipes for direct and fast heat dissipation. ASUS DirectCU technologyThick copper heatpipes are accurately positioned in direct contact with the GPU surface so heat is transported and dissipated efficiently to the heatsink - achieving a 20% cooler performance than reference. Since heat is carried away faster, fans can spin at a lower speed thus resulting in quieter performance than reference. Other brandsAn extra metal plate is placed between the heatpipes and GPU, slowing down heat transfer to the heatsink. Due to temperature build-up, the fan has to spin faster, leading to louder operating noise. Please check out our microsite for more details and downloads. Super Alloy Power 15% performance boost, 2.5 times longer lifespan, 35°C cooler operation The new and exclusive Super Alloy Power technology on ASUS graphics cards uses a special alloy formula which is highly-magnetic, heat-resistant and anti-corrosive. It delivers a more stable and quieter operation compared to the reference design – a welcome bonus sought after by performance seekers. 15% Performance BoostDuring overclocking, the Super Hybrid Engine acts as an intelligent controller to switch between high and low intensity power profiles in real time for 15% performance boost*. 2.5X Longer LifespanSuper Alloy Capacitor increases the card’s lifespan to 150,000 hours which is 2.5 times longer* than traditional capacitors. 35°C Cooler OperationsSuper Alloy components are reinforced with special alloy formula and manufactured under high temperature and pressure to deliver stable and noise-free operation. GPU Tweak Tweak and tune like a PRO Please check out our microsite for more details and downloads.Overclocking is made real-time and intuitive with ASUS GPU Tweak utility. It not only allows you to optimize clock speeds, voltage and fan speeds on up to four graphics cards independently or simultaneously, you can also select between GPU Tweak’s Standard or Advanced modes depending on your level of experience. On top of these exciting tools, ASUS gives you more: Sync GPU clocks and voltages for easier overclocking Automatically check and update driver and BIOS versions Get detailed specs and actual card status with GPU-Z 2D/3D switcher can lock the card in 3D for higher benchmarks Monitoring widget provides detailed multi-parameter info Please check out our microsite for more details and downloads. GPU clock and voltage sync and Disable 2D functions are not applicable on GTX 600 cards.