Kepler-Based Product News Roundup

Happy Kepler Day, Internet! If you haven’t read our reviews on the new Kepler-based GeForce GTX 680 and the Acer Timeline Ultra M3 running the GeForce GT 640M (yeah, desktop and mobile versions released at the same time), go ahead and do that now. We’ll wait.

Ok, welcome back. Now that you know what the new Kepler architecture from NVIDIA is all about, we wanted to round up a pile of Kepler-related product announcements for you.

NVIDIA itself has announced the GeForce GTX 680 and GeForce 600M family, with a stream of partner-branded products following.

PNY announced its XLR8 GeForce GTX 680 2048MB GDDR5 graphics card, which includes a 16-foot HDMI cable, a 3-month subscription to E-Sports Entertainment (ESEA) Premium Video Game Network, and a limited lifetime warranty.

ASUS’ take on the GTX 680 features ASUS GPU tweak, which is designed to complement Kepler’s GPU Boost feature and allows (brave) users to overclock their cards via a simple UI.

ASUS isn’t alone on the overclocking bandwagon, though: EVGA’s GTX 680 comes with EVGA Precision X software, which features a new GUI, real-time and in-game hardware monitoring, and more. The software also allows users to adjust the GPU and memory clocks, GPU Voltage, and fan speed.

EVGA also offers an RMA service that allows users to receive a replacement card before returning a defective one, 24/7 phone support, and a trade-up program for upgrading to newer EVGA products.

ZOTAC is throwing in a 3-game pack with its GTX 680 that features Assasin’s Creed, Assasin’s Creed II: Deluxe Edition, and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, along with a 3-day Trackmania2 Canyon Game Pass.

The Afterburner Overclocking Utility is MSI’s big selling point for its GTX 680. The utility offers GPU and memory clock offsets, power limit control, in-game video recording, a built-in DX11 test, and even the capability for wireless control via Android or iOS devices.

On the mobile side, in addition to the aforementioned Acer Timeline Ultra M3, MSI has a pair of gaming notebook running Kepler GeForce 600M GPUs. The MSI GT70 and GT60 have backlit keyboards, run an MSI Super RAID 0 configuration, and boast Audio Boost technology.

Acer Timeline Ultra M3

According to NVIDIA, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba are also launching 600M-based machines.

There are of course more Kepler-based products rolling out, but the above list is a good start.