At $499.99 MSRP, the newly launched GeForce GTX 680 is the fastest and most power efficient single GPU video card money can buy. NVIDIA has done it. They followed all their talk and managed to beat AMD’s Radeon HD 7970 on the performance, power consumption, noise levels and cost.
But even at $50 less than the competition, I am not indulging. This is merely a good sign for me. I hope this kind of price/performance ratio scales down to the sub $200 product.
If I’m upgrading, my next video card will be from the NVIDIA camp, so I’m crossing my fingers for good mainstream results.