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Gigabyte Updates HD 6970 WindForce 3X Graphics Card with Proadlizer

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Gigabyte is constantly revising designs of its already-launched graphics cards. This time around, it's the Radeon HD 6970 WindForce 3X (GV-R697UD-2GD). This custom design graphics card sticks to AMD's reference clock speeds, but creates some overclocking headroom with its WindForce 3X cooler, and a strong VRM on the PCB. The new revision 2.0 packs an NEC/Tokin Proadlizer, which is a high-grade multiphase capacitor, that helps in conditioning the power to the GPU.

    Apart from this small yet important change, everything else is the same. The PCB uses Gigabyte's Ultra Durable VGA+ construction, which includes 2 oz copper PCB, low RDS (on) MOSFETs, ferrite core chokes, hand-picked tier-1 GDDR5 memory chips by Samsung or Hynix, hand-picked GPU, and clock speeds of 880 MHz core and 5.50 GHz GDDR5 effective memory. There is 2 GB of memory. Expect the new revision to cost roughly the same as the original.

  2. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i think i speak for everyone with..

    "the f**k is a proadlizer?"

    (yes you say its a high end capacitor, but still, thats one stupid name)
  3. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    apparently r&d didnt spend time on creativity. kinda like sheldon cooper.
  4. arterius2

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    obviously, its something that proadlizes, well, you ask, what is proadlize, its similar to the result of running into Chuck Noris.
  5. zAAm


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    From NEC:

    "The Proadlizer takes its name from the three words: prompt, broadband and stabilizer. It delivers superior noise absorption across a wide range of frequencies, from kHz to GHz, to stabilize power lines. Its performance far exceeds conventional energy devices."

    So it's basically a high-tech noise suppressor ;)

    They definitely didn't bother to say that out loud beforehand though...
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