Friday, June 21st 2013

Gainward GeForce GTX 780 Phantom Pictured

Gainward stands apart from the crowd with its unique Phantom line of VGA coolers, which features discrete fans that pull air into the aluminum fin-stack, rather that pushing air through it, resulting in a groovy board design. The company is close to unveiling its GeForce GTX 780 Phantom graphics card, and made a presentation about it. Pictured below, is a screen-grab from the presentation, which reveals an updated design for the cooler.

Cleaning up the discrete fans is now easier than ever, by simply turning out thumb-screws that hold each fan in place, and sliding them out. The cooler uses a slightly thicker aluminum fin-stack, arranged along the height of the card, to which heat is conveyed by five 8 mm-thick heat pipes. A base-plate draws heat from the memory, while a proper ridged metal heatsink draws it from the VRM. Speaking of which, the card uses an 8-phase VRM, with solid-chokes and DrMOS (driver-MOSETs, combine up/down FETs and driver IC into a single package). The card draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors.
Find the video presentation after the break.

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15 Comments on Gainward GeForce GTX 780 Phantom Pictured

#1
radrok
I've always liked their Phantom cards and the removable fans are a nice touch considering they put stickers on the GPU heatsink screws.

You couldn't clean your GPU without voiding warranty, now they've found a way around.



image courtesy of google search :)
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#2
Suka
lOOKS VERY STEALTHY :)
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#3
The Von Matrices
by: radrok
they put stickers on the GPU heatsink screws.

You couldn't clean your GPU without voiding warranty
This is now one of my primary considerations when I buy a GPU. It's the main reason I won't buy an XFX card. What other companies do this?
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#4
RejZoR
Gigabyte WindForce 3X hardly accumulates any dust. I've cleaned the system when i removed the dust filters and next time i was cleaning it, the rest was pretty covered with dust, but not graphic card. Not sure how they do it but it's pretty cool and low maintenance.
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#5
haswrong
tpu benchmark please

by: radrok
:)
i whish that man with a tall hat and a magic wand had tested this little beast against say asus or evga..
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#6
diopter
I wanted to buy the GTX 770 4Gb version of this card today but I called up and they told me that there is no stock because that model has been discontinued. Plenty of 2Gb versions though, but that is of little interest to me with my 1440P monitor. Anyone know why they suddenly pulled it?
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#7
radrok
by: The Von Matrices
This is now one of my primary considerations when I buy a GPU. It's the main reason I won't buy an XFX card. What other companies do this?
Palit does that too as far as I know because they own Gainward.

One of my cards is a Gainward one and I had to peel off some stickers thus voiding my warranty to install a waterblock.

I'll surely avoid them both from now on.
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#8
1c3d0g
by: RejZoR
Gigabyte WindForce 3X hardly accumulates any dust. I've cleaned the system when i removed the dust filters and next time i was cleaning it, the rest was pretty covered with dust, but not graphic card. Not sure how they do it but it's pretty cool and low maintenance.
Thanks for this feedback! I live in a extremely dusty environment, and this helps me make a decision for Gigabyte's card much simpler! :toast:
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#9
JoePesci
Is this basically a triple slot design?
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#10
haswrong
basically

by: JoePesci
Is this basically a triple slot design?
yes. kinda two and a half slot..
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#11
Animalpak
by: The Von Matrices
This is now one of my primary considerations when I buy a GPU. It's the main reason I won't buy an XFX card. What other companies do this?
Asus start to do this, when I bought the GTX 650 Ti Boost DirectCU 2 a little sticker was on the back of a screw holding the heatsink.
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#12
LAN_deRf_HA
I've noticed the general consensus to Palit cards is meh, and to Gainward it's "why don't they sell that here?" which begs the question why don't they push the Gainward brand to all "westernized" markets?
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#13
Vlada011
I don't like...
When I call to talk about import EVGA 780 Classified distributor offer me Gainward 780 or Gainward Titan for good price.
I didn't agreed. I mean I start to laugh in one moment. Probably some guy who don't understand good market.
I wouldn't call them, I have lot of ASUS option but I build Classified PC when Haswell E show up and 780 Classy is important part of that.
And GTX780 is expensive card, because I decide NVIDIA in future I will choose Experts for NVIDIA-EVGA, specialized for them.
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#15
Vlada011
"You couldn't clean your GPU without voiding warranty, now they've found a way around"


Yes
I can't clean my GIGABYTE card too without void warranty, same tell me for ex ASUS cards.
But with EVGA you can open card, put backplate, change cooler, install HydroCooper block, back stock cooler and no problems.
That is one more plus, not because cleaning only, because change paste after 12-14 months example.
I don't know different in temps example compare with dual cooler cards, but this Gainward Phantom look nicer than DirectCU and Lightening...
Pipes are inside...
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