Thursday, April 19th 2012

Gainward Officially Launches 4 GB GeForce GTX 680 Phantom, A "Dark Chilled Demon"

As the leading brand in enthusiastic graphics market, Gainward, introduces its Phantom series with 4GB on board memory for GeForce GTX 680 - Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB. With great success of the Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom and the Gainward GeForce GTX 580 Phantom 3GB, the Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB brings the market the unlimited gaming gear. The most powerful GPU along with massive amount of on-board memory, powered by Gainward’s superior design and the Phantom II cooler, the Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB is a “Dark Chilled Demon”.

It is the first 4GB board base on NVIDIA Kepler architecture that you can buy from the shelves. The massive memory gives it far beyond the limitation of the memory when running the latest game titles. With the Phantom II cooler, it is almost the most silent air-cooled board in the market you can find.

New Phantom II Cooler Design
The new Phantom II comes with brand new fins design (patent pending) that introduces:
  • Better thermal performance
  • Lower acoustic level
  • More solid structure than previous generation previous generation
  • [/list]With this new design, Gainward GTX 680 Phantom 4GB delivers Extreme cool and silent acoustics under 3D heavy loading. It really is an extreme gaming gear for enthusiast gamers.

    Gainward superior hardware design
    Beside the cooler performance, Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB is also powered by 6-phase with DrMOS PWM design for the GTX 680 cores. It brings a lot more benefits for the over-clocking capability. Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB comes with 1058MHz boost clock and 3004MHz (or DDR6008MHz) memory clock, can be over-clocked easily.

    Thanks to 4GB on board memory, Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB can reduce data transfers by keeping larger data sets in local memory to maximize performance. Especially for those games with multi-monitor configuration even for 3D VISION Surround system, the 4GB on board memory will provide unlimited energy for you to enjoy the lifelike gaming environment.

    Gainward Expertool II utility
    Gainward’s new Expertool utility is a right tool for GTX 680’s dynamic clocking to tap into this powerful board. Users can utilize this new tool to enjoy the experience of the performance enhanced and quiet gameplay.

    QuattroPorts
    The QuattroPorts supports up to four displays in the same time on a single GTX 680. Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB also comes with a HDMI to DVI adapter for the users to enjoy NV Surround with three DVI monitors.

    For more information, visit the product page.
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    20 Comments on Gainward Officially Launches 4 GB GeForce GTX 680 Phantom, A "Dark Chilled Demon"

    #2
    radrok
    I really like this design, it's stylish and it would fit nicely on a dark themed rig, other than that it has an awesomesauce 4GB vram buffer which I imagine it will cope nicely with 3 monitors or high res single panels :)
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    #3
    Kelarik
    Hmm, the 2GB version of this, with the same cooler, has higher clocks (1084/1150/3150 vs 1006/1058/3004)... curious as to why, surely with the same cooler the same clocks should be doable.
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    #4
    Animalpak
    good looks and innovative cooling design. RESPECT !
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    #5
    No_Asylum
    If this card was a woman, it would be the chick in the new Abarthe Fiat commercials. Soooo sexy.
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    #6
    Shinshin
    by: Shurakai
    No backplate? :(
    Why do you need a backplate? (seriously asking...)

    by: Kelarik
    Hmm, the 2GB version of this, with the same cooler, has higher clocks (1084/1150/3150 vs 1006/1058/3004)... curious as to why, surely with the same cooler the same clocks should be doable.
    It's all about timing... Memory chips have changed so the timing is a bit more loose.
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    #7
    Dj-ElectriC
    Jetsream VS phantom:





    If you're tired of trying to find a difference you can stop now, there is no.
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    #8
    HammerON
    The Watchful Moderator
    A backplate would have been nice...
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    #9
    HumanSmoke
    by: Dj-ElectriC
    Jetstream VS phantom:
    If you're tired of trying to find a difference you can stop now, there is no.
    Hardly surprising...Palit Microsystems is Gainward's parent company- rebadging isn't exactly a new phenomena...
    Gainward GTX 580 3GB


    Palit GTX 580 3GB
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    #10
    Dj-ElectriC
    I know... that's why i brought it to attention.

    (btw sup with the ad?)
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    #11
    HumanSmoke
    by: Dj-ElectriC
    I know... that's why i brought it to attention.
    "Gainward = Palit" would have been less labour intensive. Gainward's Golden Sample and Palit's Sonic/Sonic Platinum's identical clocks and layout for the last few generations should be a dead giveaway for most I would think...although a surprising number of people don't seem to have heard of either nameplate- must be a geographic sales distribution thing.
    by: Dj-ElectriC
    (btw sup with the ad?)
    The hazards of grabbing the first URL in a quicky image search. Now fixed...hopefully.
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    #12
    Montalva
    yeah very sexy untill you install it upside down / fail
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    #13
    BigMack70
    IMO this card is really ugly... I don't like the aesthetics at all, especially compared to the jetstream card.
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    #15
    Shurakai
    by: Shinshin
    Why do you need a backplate? (seriously asking...)
    When you go to the trouble of having an awesome looking cooler like that, you might as well make the most visible side look sweet as well :D
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    #16
    hellrazor
    Can't wait for someone to try this on Windows XP.
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    #17
    Casecutter
    The only thing I get from a "Dark Chill" is when it comes to the warm light of somone purchasing it!
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    #18
    Liquid Cool
    Referring to a video card as a 'Dark Chilled Demon?' :confused:

    Unless I woke up in Hell this morning...this makes no sense. Although, a quick perusal at the latest video game titles and it starts to become clear.

    Run for your lives.

    LC
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    #19
    RevengE
    Can you buy these in the US? I have never seen a Gainward here.
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    #20
    Bjorn_Of_Iceland
    I prefer the one using the exhaust cooler blower type. Uses the same pcb as well.


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