EVGA Gets Wet and Wild with Kepler, Launches GeForce GTX 680 Hydro Copper
The main attraction here is the pre-installed Hydro Copper waterblock, which you can also order separately for $160 direct from EVGA. This is a full-cover end-to-end waterblock with a chrome plated electrolytic C110 copper base and new 1/2-inch and 3/8-inch compression fittings. It also sports a high flow liquid design, full component coverage, and integrated internal pressure points, topped off with a glowing EVGA logo for a touch of bling.
As for the card, it sports a 5 Phase PWM design, 8-pin + 6-pin power connectors, and increased clockspeeds of 1215MHz (boost clock) and 1150MHz (base clock). The 2GB of GDDR5 memory has been goosed to 6300MHz and sits on a 256-bit wide memory bus.
The card will set you back $700 (MSRP). If you want even more upfront speed and OCing potential, EVGA is also planning to launch a Classified version. Clockspeeds are not yet known, though EVGA says the card will require dual 8-pin power connectors.