EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW Edition Comes in 2GB and 4GB memory

Published on May 11th, 2012

EVGA has released its GeForce GTX 680 FTW Edition or “For The Win” Edition graphics cards. The GTX 680 FTW Edition are available in 2GB or 4GB of memory. Both the two models shares the same looks and design. But the EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4GB Edition has a little bit more features compared to the 2GB version. Let’s take a look at the specifications below.

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EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW Edition Specifications

  • CUDA Cores: 1536
  • Base Clock: 1110 MHz
  • Boost Clock: 1176 MHz
  • Bus: PCI-E 3.01
  • 2-Way, 3-Way & 4-Way SLI Ready
  • Texture Fill Rate: 142 GT/s
  • Memory Detail: 2048MB GDDR5 / 4096MB GDDR5
  • Memory Bit Width: 256 Bit
  • Memory Clock: 6208MHz / 6008MHz
  • Memory Speed: 0.33 ns
  • Memory Bandwidth: 198.66 GBps / 192.25 GBps

EVGA GTX 680 FTW Edition Features

  • NVIDIA SMX Engine
  • NVIDIA GPU Boost
  • NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync
  • NVIDIA Surround
  • Supports four concurrent displays; two dual-link DVI connectors, HDMI and Displayport 1.2
  • Microsoft DirectX 11 with Direct Compute 5.0 support
  • NVIDIA PhysX Technology
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready
  • NVIDIA SLI Ready
  • NVIDIA CUDA Technology
  • PCI Express 3.0 Support
  • OpenGL 4.2 Support
  • OpenCL Support
  • 8+6 Power Design
  • 8 Phase PWM Design
  • EVGA Backplate (4GB version only)


Based on the specifications above, the GTX 680 FTW 4GB version, of course, has a bigger memory size of 4096MB compared to the GTX 680 FTW 2GB version of only 2048MB. But despite the increase or double in memory size, the GTX 680 4GB version has a lower memory clock of 200MHz and a lower memory bandwidth of around 6GBps. Also the EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4GB Edition features an EVGA backplate, which the 2GB lacks


The EVGA GTX 680 FTW 4GB Edition is priced at around $629.99 USD, while the EVGA GTX 680 FTW 2GB Edition is priced at $569.99 USD. That’s a $60 price difference for an additional 2GB of RAM. Do you think the additional $60 for the additional 2GB of RAM is worth the upgrade? In my own opinion, it really depends on how you plan to use the graphics card. Sometimes a 2GB RAM is enough to play games at a high frame rate. But if you plan on using multiple displays, you might want to consider having a larger RAM size.

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