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nVidia GTX 680 now at Newegg

Mar 21, 2012 7:07 PM

http://www.newegg.com/GTX680/?nm_mc=EMCCP-032212-NV&cm_mmc=EMCCP-03221 2-NV-_-GeForceGTX680-_-banner-_-SHOPNOW

 

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    Mar 21, 2012 7:13 PM   in reply to John T Smith

    I got my coupon in the email at 9.:03 PM EST and guess what they are completely sold out.

     
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    Mar 22, 2012 6:52 AM   in reply to John T Smith

    3x the 580 Cuda Cores!  Please buy one Bill and test it in your 980x rig at:

    http://ppbm5.com/Benchmark5.html

     
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    Mar 22, 2012 7:33 AM   in reply to Chuck A. McIntyre

    I have a feeling Bill knows where the site is 

     
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    Mar 22, 2012 10:56 AM   in reply to Bill Gehrke

    Looks like the EVGA and MSI cards are still available.

     

    $500 is pricey, though.  I am curious how much better it would be than a $200 card.

     
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    Mar 22, 2012 1:41 PM   in reply to Jim Simon

    When EVGA opened their office this morning it took only 6 minutes for them to sell out, unfortunately I did not make the cutoff there or Newegg which sold all their stock yesterday before it was even official

     
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    Mar 22, 2012 2:26 PM   in reply to Bill Gehrke

    Anyone really desperate for a 680?  Visit eBay for the scalpers prices.  Basic 680 runs from $600 to $800 dollars

     
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    Mar 22, 2012 8:11 PM   in reply to John T Smith

    http://www.dunnet.nl/ProductDetails.aspx?en=80005746

    Shop says delivery in 24 hours and in stock.

     
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    Mar 23, 2012 2:23 AM   in reply to Luc van Vliet

    Luc,

     

    Dunnet does not have any stock. Are you aware of the very dubious reputation they have, with more than five bankruptcies and all the changing adresses in the past years? I would not do any business with them. IMO they rank amongst the most criminal and untrustworthy outlets in this market.

     
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    Mar 23, 2012 10:30 AM   in reply to John T Smith

    It appears that the 680 will support 3 monitors simultaneously.  I read this in a couple of places.  Didn't check the Nvidia site though for confirmation.

     

    Gamer's overkill on steroids:

    http://www.slashgear.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx-680-benchmarked-in-quad-sl i-23219787/

     
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    Mar 23, 2012 10:32 AM   in reply to Chuck A. McIntyre

    I look forward to hearing how it affects / enhances performance with PrP/AE. And as compared to Quadro 4000.

     
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    Mar 23, 2012 10:35 AM   in reply to Chuck A. McIntyre

    It appears on the Nvidia site that this card will support 4 monitors running simultaneously:

     

    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-680/features

     
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    Mar 23, 2012 10:36 AM   in reply to lasvideo

    the older 5xx series already killed the quadro 4000 not even a question if but by how much more than the 5xx series.

     

    Scott

    ADK

     
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    Mar 23, 2012 10:41 AM   in reply to Chuck A. McIntyre

    CS6 + GTX 680 + 4 monitors + upcoming Ivy Bridge sounds promising.

     
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    Mar 23, 2012 3:34 PM   in reply to John T Smith

    I was lucky enough to grab one before they sold out.  Since I was originally going to purchase the 580, is the main difference (in terms of post production) between  the two just 3x CUDA power??  In regards to AE this would help tremendously right?? But if anyone would have the time time explain any advantages in Premiiere, I would appreciate it. thanks in advance.

     
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    Mar 23, 2012 3:39 PM   in reply to StarMarc

    Technically yes more cuda cores better MPE (also 2GB ram)

     

     

     

    However the link I posted suggests it may not be..

     

    I am not lucky enough to have one yet to test with

     
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    Mar 23, 2012 3:43 PM   in reply to Scott Chichelli

    Scott - I am not lucky enough to have one yet to test with

     

    Well, you need to do something about that 

     
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    Mar 23, 2012 3:53 PM   in reply to lasvideo

    Well miracle of miracles I just ordered one direct from EVGA and if they get it out tonight yet I should have it Monday.  Lets hope it beats Scott's findings

     
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    Mar 23, 2012 3:55 PM   in reply to Bill Gehrke

    Congrats Bill!

     
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    Mar 24, 2012 3:44 AM   in reply to John T Smith

    Plenty for Sale here in the UK,

     

    Rumours say EVGA are bringing out a 4gb Version.

     

    Well I have ordered one, cant wait to Test the Beast.

     

    Baz

     
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    Mar 24, 2012 5:34 AM   in reply to Studio North Films

    Just wondering if the GTX 690 with a single GPU, based on the GK110 and possibly a 384 bit memory bus, would not be much more interesting than this mid-range 680, that is offered for a whopping € 500. The 690 is not a dual GPU design like the 590, but the upgrade from the GK104. Let's not kid ourselves, the 680 is only a mid-level card and more alike the 560 than the 580.

     

    I hope the fuzziness will disappear shortly and we will get some tangible results. For me, I will wait with a decision about a new video card, till the offerings are a lot clearer. I mean, a mid-level card for € 500 loses its attractiveness when you can have a performance level card for € 550.

     

    I look forward to seeing the results from people like Bill, who do not hesitate to shell out large amounts to get the latest and supposedly greatest, even though only mid-level video cards. Time will tell.

     
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    Mar 25, 2012 5:31 PM   in reply to Harm Millaard

    If you want an extensive article on the new NVidia line I suggest reading this BSN article.  It has made me a little more optimistic about the GTX 680 but next week sometime we will know for sure when I get mine. 

     
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    Mar 25, 2012 5:59 PM   in reply to Studio North Films

    Hi Studio North,

     

    you said you ordered one, what exactly did you order ? ... a 2 gb model ? or a 4 gb model ?  your post is a bit confusing.  I haven't seen

    anything about a 4gb out yet, but if that's the case, it's worth the wait to wait I'm guessing.  Will you be using  this on a new motherboard that

    supports the 2011 chip ? ( i7 ) ? and PCI-3 for the card to pull full potential from it ?

     

    I am wondering if going with a 680 is worth it, if I pop it into an older board, somehow I rather doubt it, that new card is pci-3 and my board is pci-2 so

    there is a big bottleneck there.  Probabally not worth it, and perhaps I'll go with the GTX-580, a saleman told me prices may drop as much as $200 on the

    card.

     

    P.S. I bought my GTX-470 about 2 years ago, - cost me $400 at the time, I saw this card for $129 a few weeks ago on a local vendor's site, however when I asked aobut it, they had not had any in stock, and the guy told me they have been discontinued for a LONG time.

     

    However this shows you just how much a card can drop in price, and just how quickly when a new card comes out.

     

    Dave.

     
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    Mar 25, 2012 6:42 PM   in reply to Harm Millaard

    Hi Harm,

     

    I was told the GTX 690 is a dual gpu card, not a single.  This info has been out for quite some time, so I'm a bit confused about you saying it is a single gpu card.

    This article posted just a few days ago talks a bit about the upcoming card....

    http://wccftech.com/nvidia-dual-chip-geforce-gtx-690-gpu-exposed/

     

    quote:

    The card is definitely based on two GK104 chips (the same chip was used on the GeForce GTX 680) holding 3072 Cuda Cores (1536 from each core), 256 TMUs, 64 ROPs. It holds 4 Memory chips on either sides of the PCB which equals a memory interface of 256-bit for each core. This means we would see a 4GB VRam on the board.

    It is powered by two Eight Pin connector which suggests that the TDP would be somewhere around 300W. Each core has its own 5 Phase VRM.

    The card has a single SLI gold finger which means two of the same GPU’s can be coupled together. The GPU is expected to launch in May 2012. Price is gonna be set around $799 US.

     

    end of quote.

     

    Dave.

    Harm Millaard wrote:

     

    Just wondering if the GTX 690 with a single GPU, based on the GK110 and possibly a 384 bit memory bus, would not be much more interesting than this mid-range 680, that is offered for a whopping € 500. The 690 is not a dual GPU design like the 590, but the upgrade from the GK104. Let's not kid ourselves, the 680 is only a mid-level card and more alike the 560 than the 580.

     

    I hope the fuzziness will disappear shortly and we will get some tangible results. For me, I will wait with a decision about a new video card, till the offerings are a lot clearer. I mean, a mid-level card for € 500 loses its attractiveness when you can have a performance level card for € 550.

     

    I look forward to seeing the results from people like Bill, who do not hesitate to shell out large amounts to get the latest and supposedly greatest, even though only mid-level video cards. Time will tell.

     
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    Mar 26, 2012 1:42 AM   in reply to John T Smith

    Hi,

     

    Dave

     

    I ordered the current available 2gb Version of the GTX 680.

     

    My System spec at Present is:

     

    Asus P6T7 WS with 980x 4.2GHZ,

     

    The card has Arived this morning, will do some tests and see what it can do.

     

     

    Baz

     
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    Mar 26, 2012 2:36 AM   in reply to Studio North Films

    Hi Baz,

     

    thanks for your help and I can't wait to see how it works. What card did you have in the machine?

     

    Dax

     
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    Mar 26, 2012 6:47 AM   in reply to Studio North Films

    Hi Baz,

     

    thanks for the clarification :-)  Nice !  btw, I was checking out your board, sweet !  Not a cheap board... $$ I have been buying ASUS boards for a long time, can't go wrong with them

    I find. 

     

    I'm looking forward to your findings !  -- and - good question Darren had, - what card did you have in your system ?  would be interesting to know, when you tell us how the 680 performs.

     

    Also, having the cpu you have, is a major step up from my very old Intel q9450 which was one of the top chips at its time.

    http://ark.intel.com/products/33923/Intel-Core2-Quad-Processor-Q9450-% 2812M-Cache-2_66-GHz-1333-MHz-FSB%29

     

    I'd love to see test results on a piece of video, using my current chip, and going up to th an i7 like you have.  All tests I've ever seen are ALWAYS for gamers,

    and it seems there's just nowhere to go to see tests for people using premiere.

     

    example:

    video 1 - 1080p AVCHD footage 2 minutes in duration.

    time to render:

    x seconds with this chip

    x seconds with this chip

    etc....

     

    you just cannot find this kind of info out there, well I've never found it.

     

    good luck with the new card ! I know we are all drooling here !

     

    Dave.

     

     

     

    I've got the 570 1280 gb version, so going up to 2 gb would be a big step for me, will wait and see what unfolds.  Nice

    Studio North wrote:

     

    Hi,

     

    Dave

     

    I ordered the current available 2gb Version of the GTX 680.

     

    My System spec at Present is:

     

    Asus P6T7 WS with 980x 4.2GHZ,

     

    The card has Arived this morning, will do some tests and see what it can do.

     

     

    Baz

     
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    Mar 26, 2012 10:20 AM   in reply to David Zeno

    David, it evident that you have not been to PPBM5.com where you can see almost 800 real Premiere Pro benchmarks.  I have to apologize to Baz that his results are not on the current database driven site, we (actually Harm) developed quite automated way to enter results after he submitted his results.  The early results from Studio North can be seen in our older PPBM5 results page.

     
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    Mar 26, 2012 7:33 PM   in reply to Bill Gehrke

    Hi Bill,

     

    no, I've neard heard of it, but am looking at it now.  I have to say though it's very confusing.  It would be good if there was a link to a youtube video describing all these columns on info.

     

    I don't see anywhere a field with "render time" or "elapsed render time" so I have no clue where that info is.

     

    I'm assuming that everyone rendered the same file, and these values were entered on that webiste.... but where ?  I just don't see it listed.

     

    What I'm looking for is values of the total time it took to render a file, either in minutes + seconds, or total seconds.

     

    I don't see it, am I blind ?

     

    :-(

     

    Dave.

    Bill Gehrke wrote:

     

    David, it evident that you have not been to PPBM5.com where you can see almost 800 real Premiere Pro benchmarks.  I have to apologize to Baz that his results are not on the current database driven site, we (actually Harm) developed quite automated way to enter results after he submitted his results.  The early results from Studio North can be seen in our older PPBM5 results page.

     
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    Mar 26, 2012 7:58 PM   in reply to David Zeno

    The file everyone downloaded is on the Benchmark Instructions page.

     

    If you look on the Benchmark Results - Test results page you can see times it took for people to run the benchmark.

     

    If you look at the rankings on the left mine is # 551

     

    It took a total of 622 seconds to complete the benchmark.  Almost 6 times slower than # 1

     

    Run the test yourself and you will know where your system stacks up to others.

     

     

    GLenn

     
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    Mar 26, 2012 8:22 PM   in reply to Powered by Design

    Hi Glenn 

     

    thanks for the help.  I'm just shutting down for the night but will check this out tomorrow and spend some time with it,

     

    thank again for the help !

     

    Dave.

     

     

    Powered by Design wrote:

     

    The file everyone downloaded is on the Benchmark Instructions page.

     

    If you look on the Benchmark Results - Test results page you can see times it took for people to run the benchmark.

     

    If you look at the rankings on the left mine is # 551

     

    It took a total of 622 seconds to complete the benchmark.  Almost 6 times slower than # 1

     

    Run the test yourself and you will know where your system stacks up to others.

     

     

    GLenn

     
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    Mar 27, 2012 4:28 AM   in reply to Bill Gehrke

    Hi  Bill.

     

    Did you get your GPU?

     

    Im just wacht this.:

    Gainward GeForce® GTX 680 2048MB GDDR5Share27
    GeForce® GTX 680 2048MB

     

     

     

    Product Name  :   Gainward GeForce® GTX 680 2048MB GDDR5
    Barcode  :   4260183362494
    GPU  :   GeForce GTX 680
    GPU Clockspeed  :   1006 Mhz (base) / 1058 Mhz (boost)
    Memory  :   2048MB GDDR5 (256 bits)
    Memory Clockspeed  :   3004 Mhz
    Pixels per clock (peak)  :   N/A
    Bandwidth  :   192.3 GB/s
    Ramdac  :   400 MHz
    Bus  :   PCI-Express 3.0
    Cooling  :   2-Slot Fan cooler
    Video-Features  :   HDMI
    Connectivity  :   Dual DVI, DisplayPort
    Product Size  :   254mm x 112mm
    Power Connector  :   6-pin x2

     

     

    THIS IS CRAAAZYYY.....

    Base on how NVIDIA has made the GPU i believe that GTX 670 WILL be +mhz Clock speed and GTX660 EVEN MORE. Can´t whait... =)

     
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    Mar 27, 2012 6:00 AM   in reply to Crist OC/PC

    Cristobal,

     

    While I ordered Friday and paid for 2 day delivery, I just missed their cut-off time for shipping.  I got the UPS confirmation and it should arrive tomorrow.

     

    Also it is now official that CS6 is coming soon.

     
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    Mar 27, 2012 6:34 AM   in reply to Crist OC/PC

    I am very excited about the 680 too, then last night I read about Nvidia's "leak" about their new card coming in August, which is not far away.  I wonder why they do this.  So people get excited,

    go out and buy a 680 with their hard earned money, to be slapped in the face with a new card only months later.  I just don't get it.

     

    New card uses a new chip ( GK110 ) instead of the GK104 in the 680.  I thought 1536 CUDA cores was amazing, and I still do, but this card coming in August has a whopping 2304, and the

    memory will be doubled going from 256-bit DDR to 512-bit DDR.

     

    http://www.legitreviews.com/news/12673/

    http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1503034&mpage=1

     

    By the way, that's just 2 websites out of dozens and dozens who have posted this info.  Simply Google "GK110" and you'll get a huge list of websites with the info for this new "GTX 685" or whatever

    they may call it.

     

    What does this mean for Premiere ? ... I have no clue ? ... any advantage ? ... not sure...... anyway, seems Nvida can't wait to keep popping out new cards.  Perhaps for those who have money to spend,

    can just buy a 680, sell it a few months later and buy the big brother to the 680, but many of us don't, so this really makes the waters very muddy.  IF this new card comes out when planned, and it

    speeds up Premiere in ways never thought possible, then it's well worth the wait.  I guess in a way, I'm glad they "leaked" this info out, before I bought a 680.

     

    NVIDIA Kepler GK110 Approximate Specs Leaked

    The launch of NVIDIA's new range of Kepler-based graphics is almost on top of us, yet details are starting to emerge about the GK104 GPU's big brother, the GK110.

     

    It looks like NVIDIA decided to release the lower performance GK104 GPU as their upcoming top card, the GTX 680, since performance was above what they expected. This GPU would most likely have gone into a GTX 670 otherwise. It also could be due to the very large die size of the GK110 top dog chip, which is surprisingly due for launch as far away as August. The naming for this card has not been revealed, but speculation pegs it as the GTX 685, with the GTX 690 name reserved for the dual GK104 card. Leaked specifications table is below, comparing the GK110 to the GK104 and AMD's HD 7970. Note the brawny 512-bit memory bus.

    GK110 COMPARISON TABLE

    Going back to GK110, a card built in 28nm process, which will likely have 2304 CUDA cores, may have completely reorganized GPU structure. Streaming multiprocessors may rise to 10 (in comparison to GTX 680). NVIDIA could use 512-bit memory interface on this one. It is rumored that GK110 will consume around 250 Watts. Card should be prepared for August 2012. Naming is not yet revealed, but since GTX 680 is already taken, this card may be called GTX 685 (leaving GTX 690 brand for dual-gk104). It is also possible that NVIDIA will decide to release new GK110 gpu as a card from GeForce 700 series, but this would be a marketing failure as owners of GTX 680 would feel confused – having a graphics card which is a generation old after 5 months.

     

    Crist OC/PC wrote:

     

    Hi  Bill.

     

    Did you get your GPU?

     

    Im just wacht this.:

    Gainward GeForce® GTX 680 2048MB GDDR5Share27
    GeForce® GTX 680 2048MB

     

     

     

    Product Name  :   Gainward GeForce® GTX 680 2048MB GDDR5
    Barcode  :   4260183362494
    GPU  :   GeForce GTX 680
    GPU Clockspeed  :   1006 Mhz (base) / 1058 Mhz (boost)
    Memory  :   2048MB GDDR5 (256 bits)
    Memory Clockspeed  :   3004 Mhz
    Pixels per clock (peak)  :   N/A
    Bandwidth  :   192.3 GB/s
    Ramdac  :   400 MHz
    Bus  :   PCI-Express 3.0
    Cooling  :   2-Slot Fan cooler
    Video-Features  :   HDMI
    Connectivity  :   Dual DVI, DisplayPort
    Product Size  :   254mm x 112mm
    Power Connector  :   6-pin x2

     

     

    THIS IS CRAAAZYYY.....

    Base on how NVIDIA has made the GPU i believe that GTX 670 WILL be +mhz Clock speed and GTX660 EVEN MORE. Can´t whait... =)

     
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    Mar 27, 2012 1:49 PM   in reply to John T Smith

    Update:

     

    if you want to use 4x Monitors with the same resolution across all monitors via the gtx 680 the max is 1920x1200, as The HDMI limits the Resolution as I have just found out.

     

    I have 3x 30" Monitors with DVI Ports and to run a 3rd Monitor I have to Purchase a Displayport to Dual Link Dvi Adaptor to make it work. Cost UK £90. Or to Purchase a Cheap Geforce GPU (210) for £20.

     

    Baz

     

    Also I have done a PPBM5 Benchmark and it did make a Difference compared to my 480, I will let Bill Update once he has done tests with his card, and has seen my Test Results.

     
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    Mar 27, 2012 5:10 PM   in reply to Studio North Films

    Baz have you gotten any of my standard emails?  I have responded to your PM's via direct email.  The only way we can update the database is if you formally submit the data by using the "Submit Results" option on the home page. 

     

    Here is a reasonable but high quality Display Port to DVI adapter for only $26

     
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    Mar 28, 2012 12:46 AM   in reply to Bill Gehrke

    Hi,

     

    Bill

     

    No Emails Received

     

    The Adaptor you have listed is a single link Pasive Adaptor.

     

    for large displays require a dual link active adaptor

     

    just like this one.

     

    http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-DP2DVID-DisplayPort-Active-Converte r/dp/B003AR5S5M/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1332920598&sr=8-14http://

     

     

    Baz

     
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    Mar 28, 2012 9:25 AM   in reply to Studio North Films

    Well my GTX 680 arrived earlier than I guessed and with just one or two runs (and a couple of baseline runs with my GTX 480 the GTX 680 appears to be about 10 seconds faster on the PPBM5.5 MPEG2-DVD encoding test on my 5.0 GHz i7-2600K 32 GB RAM machine.  I just did not have enough time this morning to pull the GTX 580.  Was it worth $500 more, only time will tell but it sure was worth waiting for as my second machine has need an upgrade.  More details later.

     
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    Mar 28, 2012 1:25 PM   in reply to Bill Gehrke

    Hi Bill,

     

    Looking forward to seeing your full results with the PPBM5.5. 

     

    I am waiting on my GTX 680 to show up.  The tracking says it will be here Friday.

     

    Dave

     
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