Friday, April 11th 2014

Gigabyte Bundling GeForce GTX Titan Black with WindForce Cooler

Just like it did with the first Titan, Gigabyte Technology has decided on pairing up NVIDIA's GeForce GTX Titan Black with its own WindForce 3X 600W cooling system. There is a catch to this solution though as buyers will need to replace the stock cooler of the GTX Titan Black with Gigabyte's three-fan solution.

The Titan card available in this bundle has its 6 GB of GDDR5 memory at the standard frequency (7,000 MHz) but the GPU has higher than stock clocks - the base clock is 1006 MHz (up from 889 MHz) while the boost clock is 1111 MHz (980 MHz stock). The rest of the specs are as expected - 2880 CUDA Cores, a 384-bit memory interface, 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors, and dual-DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs.

The card+cooler bundle is codenamed GV-NTITANBLKGHZ-6GD-B and is currently available for pre-order starting at about 910 Euro.
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17 Comments on Gigabyte Bundling GeForce GTX Titan Black with WindForce Cooler

#1
Dj-ElectriC
A new Windforce fan design... well well.

Anyway, funny how NVIDIA still butchers their bleeding edge products by colsing them to changes... (someone had to make that comment)
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#2
megamanxtreme
by: Dj-ElectriC
A new Windforce fan design... well well.

Anyway, funny how NVIDIA still butchers their bleeding edge products by colsing them to changes... (someone had to make that comment)
I bought my GTX 760 and it comes with the Windforce 3X design as well.
Could be recent, but the only thing new is that it is being placed in a Titan.
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#3
Jack1n
by: megamanxtreme
I bought my GTX 760 and it comes with the Windforce 3X design as well.
Could be recent, but the only thing new is that it is being placed in a Titan.
No,you have the 450watt version,while this NEW one is a 600watt variant.
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#4
JDG1980
I guess the upside is that we'll start seeing some Titan coolers show up on eBay so people can retrofit them to other compatible cards. The 760 and 770 should be able to use it.
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#5
Razorfang
Personally, I like this idea. In the past, I've wanted the reference cooler when I bought my GPUs (EVGA 670). I may not use it, but you never know and it's nice to have it in case I did need it.
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#6
Hilux SSRG
by: Dj-ElectriC
A new Windforce fan design... well well.

Anyway, funny how NVIDIA still butchers their bleeding edge products by colsing them to changes... (someone had to make that comment)
It looks like the plastic shroud surrounding the fans is now metal? I like.
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#7
Marty 1480
Clever way to get around the embargo for card manufacturers bringing out anything else other then reference cooling.
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#8
buildzoid
by: Hilux SSRG
It looks like the plastic shroud surrounding the fans is now metal? I like.
R9 290 shrouds are also metal.
TBH I really doubt that this cooler can move 600W at room temperature. The 450W cooler on my 290x can't keep up after voltage exceeds 1.35v even with 17C ambient.
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#9
eidairaman1
by: buildzoid
R9 290 shrouds are also metal.
TBH I really doubt that this cooler can move 600W at room temperature. The 450W cooler on my 290x can't keep up after voltage exceeds 1.35v even with 17C ambient.
this card is a Good Idea for the DIYs, not so great for the average joe.
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#10
zzzaac
Is warranty still valid if you put on the cooler? If not, I personally would ask the shop you buy it from to install it (unless you bought online that is)
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#11
damric
I'm annoyed with this somehow. I guess I don't get it.
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#12
THE_EGG
by: Hilux SSRG
It looks like the plastic shroud surrounding the fans is now metal? I like.
It is metal on my 780OCrev2.0 too. Although plastic on the 280x...

I just want to see how well the cooler performs seeing as it is good for 600W.
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#13
jihadjoe
Excellent choice by Gigabyte.
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#14
9700 Pro
by: zzzaac
Is warranty still valid if you put on the cooler? If not, I personally would ask the shop you buy it from to install it (unless you bought online that is)
I was wondering the same thing. What I heard before with the old Titan, many guys said that it DOESN'T void the warranty because it's Gigabyte's cooler. But I'm not 100% sure.

The frame was metal also in my GTX470 SOC since you guys wondered it.
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#15
GreiverBlade
by: eidairaman1
this card is a Good Idea for the DIYs, not so great for the average joe.
a average joe wouldn't take a Titan Black (at last if he's smart enough)

oh well the idea is nice, i like that kind of commercial gimmick (fun part : when you realize that the stock cooler from nV is better than that "600" WDF3X after trying it and you decide to revert, oh maybe a bit hotter but it expel the hot air on the back of the case ... a Blower type can have it hard, being noisy (not that one tho ... good job nV ) but has some advantage over a perpendicular fine pattern ... i prefer parallel type ... )

maybe we will see some 600w WDF3X on ebay soon, instead of stock Titan black cooler :roll:

(i reckon Gigabyte card runs fine and the WDF cooler is a good one)
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#16
eidairaman1
Ever heard of people with more money than brains
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#17
xorbe
by: eidairaman1
Ever heard of people with more money than brains
That doesn't preclude them from having a lot of brains, and even more money than that ...
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