Quality video card manufacturer EVGA has just launched its GeForce GTX 680 FTW Edition graphics cards, on its official website. FTW is short for “for the win,” and it seems to be a statement from the manufacturer that the boards are different from the plain GTX 680 cards out now.
The series includes two variants, a 2 GB variant (with the 02G-P4-3686-KR product number) and a 4 GB one (with the 04G-P4-3687-KR product number).
The 2 GB version comes with overclocked memory. This is the only GTX 680 that comes with pre-overclocked memory that we can think of this instant.
This 2 GB GTX 680 GTW card features clock speeds of 1,110 MHz for the core base, 1,176 MHz when the boost is activated and 6.20 GHz effective memory frequency.
The 4 GB version comes with a Backplate that will offer more structural integrity to the card and default reference clock speeds for the memory and GPU.
Both cards utilize EVGA's Signature board design.
The 4 GB variant, on the other hand, will also have the clock speeds of 1,110 MHz for the core base, 1,176 MHz when the boost is activated. That’s also higher than the reference default, but the memory clock speed is left untouched, at 6.00 GHz.
Both cards draw power from 6-pin + 8-pin power connectors.
The EVGA GTX 680 FTW 2 GB is priced at 569.99 USD, while the EVGA GTX 680 FTW 4 GB w/backplate costs 629.99 USD.
That means 438 EUR for the European buyers as far as the 2 GB is concerned and 484 EUR for the 4 GB card with the backplate, although we anticipate the expected overcharge the Europeans are used to and we believe the prices will be closer to the 450 EUR and 650 EUR marks.