"Nvidia’s first 28nm card blows the competition away on performance, efficiency and price. They kept us waiting for Kepler, but now that it’s here you needn’t look anywhere else."

"The GTX 680 is cheaper, more power efficient and quieter than the HD 7970, and in most cases 10 to 15% faster as well. Kepler is a slam dunk for Nvidia!"

"Given our benchmark data, power results, a distinguished list of features, and a competitive price tag, the GeForce GTX 680 is easily a better gaming card than Radeon HD 7970."

"Judging by our performance charts, it's easy to see what a great performer the GTX 680 is. Not only is it a step up from its predecessor, but it also outperforms ATI's high-end HD7970 by some margin."

“NVIDIA has raised the performance metric at the $499 price point. NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 680 has delivered a more efficient GPU, lower in TDP, that is better or competitive in performance [than the competition], at a lower price. The GeForce GTX 680 truly is a win right out of the gate.”

"In terms of both benchmarks and the gameplay experience, the new GeForce GTX 680 does a great job in exceeding the performance of its predecessor, and should return benchmark honours back to NVIDIA."

"The Nvidia GTX 680 brings both evolutionary and revolutionary ideas and features to the market, providing an outstanding package to gamers. Fermi may have paved the way, but Kepler brings it home.

“If you are buying a flagship video card right now and looking for the highest performance, the GTX 680 is a great value and bang-for-buck gaming video card that will stand tall even among the fastest dual-GPU cards with just a bit more overclocking. When a great value is offered like this in a flagship card, and comes in priced less expensive than its competitor, we feel it deserves ABT’s highest award – the ‘Kick Ass’ award.”

“Taking all of the factors we've talked about, performance, overclocking, heat, power consumption and design, there is no doubt in our minds that the GTX 680 wins our Editor's Choice Award as well as our Innovation award. Yes, we're giving it two awards.”

“I expected the GeForce GTX 680 to be faster than the Radeon HD 7970 from AMD but I honestly didn't expect it to perform this well right out of the gate. In my testing, the GTX 680 2GB card was able to beat AMD's flagship single-GPU card in Battlefield 3, Skyrim, DiRT 3 and Batman: Arkham City.”

“Our testing showed that this card did phenomenally well with DirectX 11 game titles and is currently the overall fastest graphics card for gaming.”

“Bottom line: the GeForce GTX 680 (Kepler GK104) is the Fermi architecture polished to a mirror finish. It is the best high-end GPU available right now, dethroning the AMD Radeon HD 7970 in the process.”

“Add in performance innovations such as GPU boost, a shorter PCB, and the requirement for just a pair of 6-pin PCI-E power connectors and it’s hard to look beyond the GTX 680 2GB at the top end. If you’ve got the money, then this is the card to get.”

“NVIDIA’s drive for efficiency has paid off handsomely, and as a result they have once again captured the performance crown.”

“All of those considerations lead us, almost inescapably, to one conclusion: the GeForce GTX 680 has earned itself an Editor's Choice award for being the most desirable video card in its class.”

“GeForce GTX 680 is the ultimate enthusiast graphics card. The demanding DX11 graphics of Batman: Arkham Asylum made use of Kepler's optimized architecture, delivering a staggering lead to the GeForce GTX 680 over every other graphics card tested.”

“The enthusiast gamer should be impressed with the new architecture, technologies, performance increases and price of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680. It outperforms its competitor, its launch price is $50.00 less than the current price of the HD 7970 and it is all done while consuming less power.”

“In terms of offering the whole package, the GTX 680 simply does that, as it runs quietly, efficiently, keeps things cool and offers great performance too. On top of all of that, it also has great overclockability which we’ve experienced first-hand.”

“Not only is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 the fastest single GPU card, but it is also the most power efficient and quietest high-end flagship card we have ever tested here at Bjorn3D.”

“NVIDIA’s newest flagship card is superior to the HD 7970 in almost every way. Whether it is performance, power consumption, noise, features, price or launch day availability, it currently owns the road and won’t be looking over its shoulder for some time to come.”

“Overall the card is a beast really; there's not a game out there that it can't deal with. Battlefield 3 with all eye candy opened up and at 4xAA still pushes 57 FPS at 19x12, and that makes it the fastest single GPU based graphics card on the market.”

“I have been very impressed with both the performance of the GTX 680 but also the work that NVidia put into both the card and the software and drivers behind it. Performance is one thing, but the dynamic boost that GPU Boost gives you is unique and efficient in design and implementation.”

“In nearly every test, the NVIDIA GTX 680 beats the AMD HD 7970. In some cases, the performance numbers of the GTX 680 actually top the dual-GPU card from NVIDIA. So not only is the NVIDIA GTX 680 the fastest single-GPU card on the market, it’s bordering the edge of the fastest GPU on the market, period!”

“The GTX 680 offers significant gaming and power enhancements over the last generation of NVIDIA cards and is priced very competitively against the 7970 which it regularly matches or exceeds in gaming.”

“NVIDIA clearly has a winner on their hands with the GTX 680. The new card is a significant leap forward both in terms of performance and GPU technology. Compared to previous-generation cards, we see over 30% performance per Watt improvement. Every power measurement has gone down, yet performance has gone up. Very nicely done.”

“The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 is full of all kinds on win. Despite using fewer transistors, having a smaller die, and consuming less power, the GeForce GTX 680 is faster than the AMD Radeon HD 7970 overall. The card has virtually everything an enthusiast could ask for at this time. It’s faster, cooler, and quieter than the competition and it offers some cool new features.”

“After seeing the Samaritan demo and what it took to run it last year, I don't know how they accomplished what they have with the 680. It's like someone sold their ass to the Devil to make this thing.”