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EVGA nVidia GTX 680 2GB SuperClocked (2048MB GDDR5, DVI, DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort, 4-way SLI Ready)

Graphic cards DVI, DVI-D, EVGA, HDMI, Nvidia, PCI-Express 3.0

EVGA nVidia GTX 680 2GB SuperClocked (2048MB GDDR5, DVI, DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort, 4-way SLI Ready)
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Updated: 09/08/2016 07:39

Review of Linux Compatibility

The EVGA nVidia GTX 680 2GB SuperClocked is a PCI-Express 3.0 graphics card with DVI, DVI-D, HDMI, and DisplayPort output.
nVidia as of late have been really stepping up their Linux support which is fantastic, and the GTX 680 works like a charm on Linux with only a few minor issues.

The card has the PCI-ID 10de:1180 and is supported by the nouveau Linux driver

3:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GK104 [GeForce GTX 680] [10de:1180] (rev a1)
Subsystem: eVga.com. Corp. Device [3842:2680]
Kernel driver in use: nouveau

03:00.1 Audio device [0403]: NVIDIA Corporation GK104 HDMI Audio Controller [10de:0e0a] (rev a1)
Subsystem: eVga.com. Corp. Device [3842:2680]
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel

04:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GK104 [GeForce GTX 680] [10de:1180] (rev a1)
Subsystem: eVga.com. Corp. Device [3842:2680]
Kernel driver in use: nouveau

04:00.1 Audio device [0403]: NVIDIA Corporation GK104 HDMI Audio Controller [10de:0e0a] (rev a1)
Subsystem: eVga.com. Corp. Device [3842:2680]
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel

Video can be output to DVI without issues, and also output sound via HDMI works flawless. DisplayPort was not tested yet.

However, the following main issues were identified:

  • Lack of SLI support:
    SLI support in Linux was added back in 2008 on the ID Tech 4 engine… and that’s still all it supports. Nothing has changed since 2008. The two-way SLI setup on the tested GTX 680′s is limited to working on Doom 3, Quake 4, Prey and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and “The Dark Mod”… so pretty much ANY Linux game on Steam will not work in SLI (Since, for some odd reason Steam for Linux does not include any ID Tech 4 engine game…).
  • Screen-tearing when using Firefox:
    It’s annoying, but one can deal with it. Quite a few different changes were tried to no avail.

Identified Hardware Configurations (1 Result)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
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Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS 3.19.0-65-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 29/07/2016

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