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Galaxy Outs GeForce GT 610 MDT Graphics Card

Galaxy introduced a new GeForce GT 610 graphics card with its MDT multi-display connectivity, ideal for PCs with multiple high-resolution monitors for productivity. Just don't expect to game on it. The single-slot, full-height graphics card uses a fan-heatsink to cool the GPU and 1 GB of DDR3 memory. The GPU is wired to two IDT VMM1402 multi-display chips, which give out two DMS59 ports. Cables are included that convert each DMS59 to two DVI-I single-link, which supports digital resolutions of up to 1920 x 1200 pixels. The GPU is clocked at 810 MHz, CUDA cores at 1620 MHz, and memory at 1.00 GHz. Based on the 40 nm GF119 silicon, the GeForce GT 610 packs 48 CUDA cores, and a 64-bit wide memory interface. Pricing information was not released.

Galaxy Kicks off its GeForce GTX 650 Ti Lineup

Galaxy kicked off its GeForce GTX 650 Ti lineup with a custom-design graphics card that keeps things lightweight. Its PCB, while colored Galaxy's signaure shade of blue, appears to be heavily based on NVIDIA reference design. Its cooler, on the other hand, is a cost-effective fan-heatsink, which is identical to the one used on the company's GTX 650 GC graphics card. The base model sticks to NVIDIA-reference clock speeds of 925 MHz core with 5.40 GHz memory, and from the looks of it, could be priced at US $149.99 owing to effective cost-balancing. The second member of the series, the GTX 650 GC, features a factory-overclocked core at 980 MHz. It will charge a small premium.

Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti GC Listed

Galaxy's upcoming GeForce GTX 650 Ti GC (model: 65IGH8DL7AXX) factory-overclocked graphics card was listed (later deactivated) by American retailer for US $149.99. The sale page revealed quite a few details about the card. The specifications listed beat those which have been doing rounds for the past couple of weeks. According to the specs, the GTX 650 Ti in fact has 768 CUDA cores, and not 576, as previously believed. The GPU core is clocked at 966 MHz, with 5.40 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory. The card packs 1 GB of memory across a 128-bit wide memory interface. Pictured below is Galaxy's GeForce GTX 650 GC (non-Ti, GK107-based), according to the source, the Galaxy GTX 650 Ti GC (GK106-based) looks very similar.

Source: VideoCardz

Galaxy Announces its GeForce GTX 650 GC

Galaxy Microsystems, a leading manufacturer of performance graphics cards, announced today the GeForce GTX 650 GC 1GB. The Galaxy GTX 650 GC is built around NVIDIA’s newest performance GPU and offers mainstream PC gamers access to the latest advances in GPU technology and excellent gaming performance at an incredible price. The improved power handling and ultra-silent cooling of Galaxy’s custom design delivers quieter and more realiable operation with increased energy efficiency. These features combined with factory overclocking for greater performance vs. reference to make the GTX 650 GC 1GB an outstanding value for gaming enthusiasts on a budget.

Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB GC and 3GB GC Launched

Galaxy kicked off its GeForce GTX 660 Ti lineup with three models, the GTX 660 Ti 2 GB, the GTX 660 Ti 2 GB GC (factory-overclocked), and the GTX 660 Ti 3GB GC. The 2 GB variants use Galaxy's cost-effective twin-fan cooling solution, combined with a custom-design PCB that draws power from 6+8 pin power connectors. The GC variant offers clock speeds of 1006 MHz core, 1084 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory. It achieves 2 GB of memory across a 192-bit wide memory interface using eight 2 Gbit memory chips, in which four chips share two 32-bit wide paths.

Galaxy's 3 GB GeForce GTX 660 Ti GC comes with the same clock speeds as the 2 GB GC, 1006 MHz core, 1084 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory, but uses the higher-grade dual-fan cooler which has been featured on GeForce GTX 670 and GTX 680 graphics cards by the company. It uses the same exact PCB as the GTX 680. It achieves 3 GB of memory using twelve 2 Gbit memory chips, two chips per 32-bit wide path. Based on the 28 nm GK104 silicon, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti packs 1344 CUDA cores, 112 TMUs, 24 ROPs, and a 192-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface.

Galaxy Launches its GeForce GT 600 Series Graphics Cards

Galaxy launched a constellation of GeForce GT 600 series graphics cards, consisting of two models each, based on the GeForce GT 610, GeForce GT 620, and GeForce GT 630. Its GeForce GT 610 lineup consists of two half-height (low-profile) graphics cards, the GF PGT610-LP/2GD3 confines to a single expansion slot apart from its half-height PCB, thanks to an active fan-heatsink. It packs 2 GB of memory. The GF PGT610-LP/1GD3 FANLESS packs 1 GB of memory and a passive cooling solution that steps over the bounds of a single expansion slot. Both cards feature clock speeds of 810/1620/1000 MHz (core/CUDA cores/memory).

The GeForce GT 620 lineup includes the GF PGT620/2GD3 and GF PGT620-LP/1GD3. The former packs 2 GB of memory, clock speeds of 700/1400/1000 MHz, and lacks a half-height PCB; while the latter is low-profile capable thanks to its half-height PCB, packs 1 GB of memory, and clock speeds of 700/1400/667 MHz. The GeForce GT 630 lineup consists of the only cards launched today, which implement GDDR5 memory. The GF PGT630/512D5 packs 512 MB of memory, and clock speeds of 810/1620/3200 MHz; while the GF PGT630/1GD5 packs 1 GB of memory, with a slightly lower memory clock speed of 3.10 GHz. Both these cards feature full-height PCBs, and two-slot cooling solutions.
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KFA2 Launches a Pair of GeForce GTX 670 Graphics Cards

Galaxy's EU arm, KFA2, announced two new GeForce GTX 670 graphics cards. These include a base model that sticks to NVIDIA reference design (with minor variations) and clock speeds, and a custom-designed OC model. The base model packs clock speeds of 915 MHz core, 980 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory effective. It differs from NVIDIA's design in having a blue-colored PCB and wider gaps in the rear exhaust vents. The OC model, on the other hand, resembles the recently-launched GTX 680 EX OC, its PCB and cooler are originally designed to handle the GTX 680, so they could facilitate high manual OC. The OC version comes with clock speeds identical to those of reference design GTX 680, at 1006/1058/6008 MHz.

Galaxy Readies Single-Slot GeForce GTX 670

A little later this week, NVIDIA will launch its third SKU based on the GK104 silicon, targeting key performance-segment price points, the GeForce GTX 670. It is possible that NVIDIA will allow AIC partners to come up with custom-designs from day one. One such designs is Galaxy's, which needs no more than one expansion slot in your system. Galaxy's single-slot GeForce GTX 670 appears to use an NVIDIA reference-design PCB, albeit in its signature shade of blue. One could tell so, with the VRM area appeared to be located towards the front, and the PCB appearing to be cutting off at two-thirds the length of the card (where the PCIe power connectors are located).

The extra length of the card is productively used to position a lateral-flow fan. Since there is no PCB, the fan compartment is more roomy, which could mean a bigger fan, with the possibility of intakes on the reverse side of the card. This could result is a slower, quieter cooler. The fan guides air through an aluminum channel stack, with some of the channels being made of copper. It's likely that Galaxy is using a vapor-chamber plate to transfer heat from key components over to the air channels. The portion of the heatsink over the VRM MOSFETs has cylindrical structures, which reminds us of Radeon HD 4850 VRM area.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Launched

NVIDIA today announced the GeForce GTX 690, the world's fastest consumer graphics card -- with a bold industrial design to match. Powered by dual Kepler architecture-based GeForce GPUs, the GTX 690 is meticulously designed -- inside and out -- to deliver the most refined, elegant and smooth PC gaming experience possible.

The surprise announcement was made by NVIDIA CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang during his keynote address at the NVIDIA Game Festival in Shanghai, which is being attended by more than 6,000 gamers from across China.

Galaxy Launches the GeForce GTX 680 GC 2 GB Graphics Card

Galaxy Microsystems, a leading manufacturer of custom high-performance NVIDIA graphics cards, announced today the GeForce GTX 680 GC 2 GB - the world's first non-reference GTX 680 design to be approved by NVIDIA.

The custom Galaxy build features a fully redesigned PCB, factory overclocked GPU for extra performance, and a high-efficiency dual fan cooling solution.

The Galaxy GTX 680 GC's custom dual fan cooler is built with specially designed fan blades that significantly reduce noise even at high speeds for a quieter card and more enjoyable gaming experience. These fans are encased in a sleek aluminum shroud with LED effects for a cool, high-tech aesthetic.

KFA2 GeForce GTX 680 Hall of Fame Edition Listed

Here are the first pictures of KFA2 GeForce GTX 680 Hall of Fame (HOF) Edition, an exclusive to markets KFA2, Galaxy's Europe brand, has a presence in. British retailer Overclockers UK listed the card for pre-order, it goes for £529.99, including VAT (US $854). The card features non-reference PCB and cooling assembly, its PCB dons a white color, which sets it apart from every other GTX 680 graphics card. The GeForce GTX 680 GPU is accompanied by 2 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 256-bit wide memory interface. The GPU is overclocked out of the box, with base core speed of 1202 MHz, boost core speed of 1267 MHz, and memory speed of 1502 MHz (6008 MHz GDDR5 effective).

The PCB implements bleeding-edge voltage regulation circuitry, that includes CPL-made single-phase chokes, International Rectifier DirectFET, and tantalum capacitors - stuff that's fit for avionics. The VRM is make up of an 8+2+2 phase circuit. The card draws power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. A Galaxy GX31 custom controller governs the VRM, providing software voltage control, voltage monitoring and power draw monitoring over SMBUS. The cooling solution is Galaxy's proven triple-fan cooler, which has been used on older Galaxy/KFA2 graphics cards. The cooler utilizes a long aluminum fin array, to which heat is conveyed by several copper heat pipes. It is then ventilated by three 90 mm LED-lit fans. Display outputs include one standard-sized DisplayPort, and three mini-DisplayPort connectors. According to OCUK, the KFA2 GTX 680 HOF Edition will start shipping on May 11.

Galaxy Intros Alloy Series Entry-Level PSUs

Galaxy introduced its Alloy series of entry-level PSUs for gaming PCs. These include two models to begin with, the Alloy PG-400, and Alloy PG-350. The PG-400 offers continuous output of 400W, with maximum output of 450W, while the PG-350 offers 350W continuous and 400W maximum power outputs. Both models offer switching efficiency over 80%, that makes it worthy of 80 Plus (white) rating. Both models feature dual-forward switching topology, with active PFC. The PSUs are also designed with 130 mm YL fans with oil-free nano-bearings that work to reduce noise and increase life. The PSUs pack just enough cabling for single graphics card PCs, they include 6+2 pin PCIe power cables, and 4+4 pin ATX/EPS power cables. More information is awaited.

Source: Expreview

Galaxy Unveils Single Slot-Capable Liquid-Cooled GeForce GTX 680 Graphics Card

Galaxy released a picture of a new GeForce GTX 680 graphics card it's working on, a liquid-cooled model that beats EVGA's GTX 680 HydroCopper at being truly single-slot capable. It does this by using the 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors in the same plane, instead of using an 8+6 pin piggy-backed connector that spans across two expansion slots. Also changed here is the stacked DVI connector cluster, it's replaced by two mini-DisplayPort connectors next to a full-size HDMI and a full-size DisplayPort. The card uses a full-coverage water-block, with its coolant ports protruding outwards on top, so enthusiasts will have plumb out tubing for each card in SLI setups, and can't use conventional multi-port fittings, unless of course, Galaxy has a solution for that. More details are awaited.

Source: Expreview

First Single-Slot, Air-Cooled GeForce GTX 680 Taking Shape

Single-slot advocates [in Asia, and select markets], your prayers are answered. Galaxy is working on a single-slot, air-cooled GeForce GTX 680. With a name that translates to "GeForce GTX 680 Warriors' Edition", Galaxy's card takes advantage of the fact that since very compact GK104 PCBs can be made, if dual-slot coolers are used, and since the TDP of the chip is a manageable 195W, the equation can be turned around to make long single-slot graphics cards.

Pictured below is the graphics card, with its [apparently] long cooler that protrudes beyond the length of the PCB. The cooler follows the same design principle at work in coolers of GeForce 8800 GT and Radeon HD 4850, that of a compact lateral-flow fan guiding air through a dense network of copper channels, where heat is dissipated to the air. These copper channels draw heat from a copper plate (probably vapor-chamber, in Galaxy's case), which makes contact with all hot components on the PCB, including the GPU, memory chips, and VRM. Hot air is guided out, from the top of the card. There is no further information about this card.

Sources: Alex Lam (Weibo page), Expreview

Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 Hall of Fame Edition Taking Shape

Apart from the GeForce GTX 680 4 GB, NVIDIA's major AIC partner Galaxy, is also working on the GTX 680 Hall of Fame (HOF) Edition. Galaxy uses the "HOF" marker to designate its highest-grade custom-design products, with the highest out of the box OC, and headroom. Galaxy unveiled an unfinished prototype of this card, along with a presentation of what it will look like, when finished, at a media event in China. The card will use the same exact cooling assembly as the one used on its GTX 580 Multi-Display graphics card. This cooler uses a complex set of aluminum fin heatsinks to which heat is conveyed by copper heat pipes, and which are ventilated by three 90 mm fans. The cooler shroud is illuminated by blue LEDs.

Under the cooler of GTX 680 HOF, is a milky-white PCB (Galaxy is known for white PCBs on high-end graphics cards). The card uses an 8+2+2 phase VRM, which reportedly makes use of International Rectifier DirectFETs, and high-grade chokes, although still an analog design. The VRM controller will be Galaxy's custom GX31 chip, with software voltage control, voltage monitoring, and power-draw monitoring. The card draws power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors.

Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 4 GB Pictured

Galaxy is working on a new GeForce GTX 680 graphics card. Pictures below reveal the Galaxy GTX 680 4 GB. As the name suggests, it is a non-reference design that's based on doubling the memory amount. The card features an out-of-the-box core OC of 1.10 GHz (base, boost not mentioned).

It did this, by using sixteen 2 Gbit GDDR5 memory chips. There's more to this card than its memory amount. The PCB is designed from scratch, and uses a strong 5+2 phase VRM, which draws power from 6+8 pin power connectors. The VRM appears to make use of International Rectifier-made DirectFETs. Perhaps Galaxy also went off-spec with the VRM controller, and maybe it supports a software interface. The cooler is an in-house design by Galaxy, too. It consists of a large heat-pipe fed aluminum fin array, ventilated by two 90 mm fans.

Source: Expreview

Apple Launches New Attack on Samsung Phones

Apple seems to have a revolving door for legal actions as of late. Today the Chicago Tribune is reporting Apple has asked a federal court in California to block Samsung from selling its new Galaxy Nexus smartphones, which use Google's newest version of Android, called Ice Cream Sandwich, alleging four patent violations including new features such as a voice-command search function.

Galaxy Nexus, the official debut of which was delayed by Samsung in October to pay respect to Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs, is the first phone running on the newest Android version before the platform is widely adopted by hardware manufacturers such as HTC Corp and Motorola Mobility. HTC and Motorola are also in separate patent disputes with Apple. In a lawsuit filed last week in San Jose, Apple said the Galaxy Nexus infringes on patents underlying features customers expect from Apple products. Those include the ability to unlock phones by sliding an image and to search for information by voice.

Galaxy Intros Laser GT Series SSDs

Galaxy, better known for its NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards in the western world, sells more than that in its home country China, where it unveiled its Laser GT series consumer SSDs. Built in the common 2.5-inch SATA form-factor these drives use the SATA 6 Gb/s interface, and are driven by SandForce SF-2281 SSD controllers. Pictured below is its 120 GB model. The drive offers maximum sequential transfer speeds of 550 MB/s (read), and 500 MB/s (write), with 4K random performance of 30,000 IOPS reads, and 41,000 IOPS writes. It makes use of MLC NAND flash with 5,000 rewrite cycle life. The 120 GB Laser GT variant is priced at 1,399 RMB, that's about US $221.

Source: Expreview

Galaxy GeForce GTX 550 Ti Display4 Graphics Card Pictured

Here are the first pictures of Galaxy's GeForce GTX 550 Ti Display4 graphics card, designed exclusively for Asian markets. As its name might suggest, it is a GeForce GTX 550 Ti based graphics card designed to support up to four displays. The card uses an IDT VMM 1403 display output logic chip that lets it effectively make use of the total resolution the GPU supports. The redesigned display logic supports a total resolution of 5760 x 1080. Spread across four displays, you get 1440 x 1080 per display, or spread it across three displays to get 1920 x 1080 per display. Apart from four DVI connectors, its output logic makes room for a mini-HDMI connector.

The GeForce GTX 550 Ti is aided by 1 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 192-bit wide memory interface. It is powered by a 3+1 phase VRM controlled by Galaxy's in-house G-Engine chip. The GTX 550 Ti packs 192 CUDA cores, and clock speeds of 950 MHz core, 1900 MHz CUDA cores, and 1025 MHz (4.10 GHz effective) GDDR5 memory. Galaxy also used its in-house "Glaciator" cooler, which makes use of a heat-pipe fed heatsink ventilated by a large central fan. This can can be partially detached to help clean it, and the portion of the heatsink directly underneath it. Galaxy's GTX 550 Ti Display4 is priced at RMB 999 (converts to US $157).

Source: Expreview

Galaxy GeForce GTX 580 with Multi-Display Support Pictured

Here are some of the first pictures of an unreleased custom design GeForce GTX 580 graphics card by Galaxy, given out by the good folks at HardOCP. It may look like yet another GTX 580 graphics card with a beefy cooling solution, but it's a little more than that. To begin with, it has a redone display logic that gives it a total resolution of 5760 x 1080. This means that three 1920 x 1080 displays can be connected to it without needing another card. Its display outputs include three mini-HDMI and a full-size DisplayPort. Display management is backed by Galaxy's in-house EZY display setting software.

NVIDIA Reports Financial Results for Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2012

NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) reported revenue of $1.07 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 ended Oct. 30, 2011, up 4.9 percent from the prior quarter, and up 26.3 percent from $843.9 million in the same period a year earlier.

On a GAAP basis, the company recorded net income of $178.3 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2012. That compares with net income of $151.6 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, in the prior quarter and $84.9 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, in the same period a year earlier.

On a non-GAAP basis -- which excludes stock-based compensation, amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, other acquisition related costs, and the tax impact associated with these items -- net income was $217.0 million, or $0.35 per diluted share. That compares with net income of $193.5 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, in the prior quarter, and net income of $117.4 million, $0.20 per share, in the same period a year earlier.

Galaxy Unveils its Multi Display Technology Graphics Cards

Galaxy has been working its way around NVIDIA's 4 TMDS/2 display limitation for a while now. In April, the first pictures of two cards emerged, that used multi-monitor controllers made by IDT to multiply the number of displays a single-GPU card can handle. Here's the fruition. Galaxy displayed the GeForce 210 MDT X4 and GeForce GTX 560 Ti MDT X5, the former can drive four displays, and the latter five. Galaxy is using the IDT VMM1400, a chipset commonly found on multi-monitor hub devices. It allows the graphics card MDT graphics cards to give out multiple full-HD (1920 x 1080) display heads. The GeForce 210 MDT X4 gives out four DVI connectors, while the 560 Ti MDT X5 provides four mini HDMI and one each of DisplayPort and DVI.

Galaxy Readies Two GeForce-based Multi-Display Graphics Cards

Multi-display has huge benefits for productivity, gamers are only beginning to see them, but are restricted to higher-end graphics cards to get playable frame-rates. Prior to consumer multi-display ready graphics cards after ATI/AMD Eyefinity and NVIDIA 3DVision Surround, multi-display (>2 displays per graphics card) was restricted to the professional graphics market, where GPU vendors made a killing selling expensive graphics cards that handled over 2 display heads with just about enough graphics processing power to handle Windows Aero UI. One of NVIDIA's biggest AIC partners, Galaxy, took it upon itself to make GeForce-based multi-display graphics cards that make multi-display a lot more affordable. Currently, affordable multi-display graphics card market is dominated by AMD Radeon, where even the entry-level $50-something HD 6450 can handle 3 displays, while the $90-something HD 6670 handles 4.

Galaxy designed two new such GeForce-based graphics cards, the first is an entry-level card based on GeForce 210, which is single-slot, full-height, and silent. It uses two IDT VMM1402 chips to handle up to four full-HD (1920 x 1080) displays using four DVI connectors. The card has two DMS-59 connectors, there are two cables provided, which convert each DMS-59 to two DVI connectors.

GeForce GTX 550 Ti redefines PC gaming at £119

PC gaming just got a lot more fun today with the introduction of the GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics processing unit (GPU) with an estimated e-tail price of £119. The GTX 550 Ti is the latest in NVIDIA’s Fermi line of consumer GPUs, designed to deliver stunning DirectX 11 performance. It brings a new level of price/performance to mainstream PC gaming, while maintaining exceptionally quiet acoustics and requiring minimal power.

Like all NVIDIA “DX11 Done Right” GPUs, the GTX 550 Ti delivers the world’s fastest performance in its class for DX11 games. Compared with the closest competitive product, the GTX 550 Ti is up to 50 percent faster in today’s newest DX11 tessellated games, and 38 percent fasteri in previous-generation DX9 and DX10 games. And with NVIDIA SLI technology, the industry’s most scalable multi-GPU platform, gamers will be able to increase their PC’s gaming performance by adding a second GeForce GTX 550 Ti.

Galaxy Designs 1 GHz GeForce GTX 550 Ti Hall of Fame Edition Graphics Card

Just a little later this week, NVIDIA will unveil the GeForce GTX 550 Ti mainstream graphics processor (GPU), successor to GeForce GTS 450. NVIDIA partners seem to be ready with their products based on the new GPU. One of NVIDIA's largest partners, Galaxy, is even ready with a highly overclocked model with its core running at 1 GHz (900 MHz reference), and 1150 MHz (1025 MHz reference) memory speed. Galaxy's card will use the HOF (Hall of Fame) identifier, which is supposed to indicate the company's highest level of factory-overclock speeds.

Based on the 40 nm GF116 silicon, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti packs 192 CUDA cores, and a 192-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 1 GB of memory, that's right, 1 GB, not 768 MB or 1536 MB. It looks like NVIDIA will be doing a mixed density memory chip setup. We can hypothesize that four of the six chips are 1 Gbit (128 MB), amounting for 512 MB; and two 2 Gbit (256 MB), amounting for the other 512 MB. Galaxy's HOF card will use a 3+1 phase VRM to power the card, and feature a dual-slot cooler. Its display connectivity includes one each of DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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