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GIGABYTE Intros World's Most Powerful VGA Cooling Systems at COMPUTEX 2014

GIGABYTE, the leading manufacturer of graphics cards unveils the industry-leading graphics card cooling system during the COMPUTEX 2014. Whatever the preference of air-cooling or liquid-cooling, gamers can find the most outstanding VGA cooling system designs this year! Continuation of the stunning performance of WINDFORCE 450W cooling system, GIGABYTE once again self-breaks and launches the WINDFORCE Air Cooling System 600 Watt Edition. It is not only equipped with the patented "Triangle Cooling" technology, GIGABYTE also re-designs the fans and the fins of the cooling system and using the high-performance composite cooper heat pipes for new WINDFORCE. The heat dissipation performance is enhanced up to 33% than the reference card. GIGABYTE can proudly announce that WINDFORCE 600 Watt is the best air cooling system for graphics card in the world!

Even more, GIGABYTE introduces WATERFORCE All-in-one External Liquid Cooling System with 3 GeForce GTX 780 Ti, specially designed for the gamers who dream about a silent and super gaming PC. With intuitive control panel, WATERFORCE allows gamers to separately control the GPU temperature, fans speed and pumps speed. No more noise nightmare or harass of uneven temperatures while using multi graphics cards. With the world's first 3 way SLI water cooling solution, WATERFORCE, gamers can easily enjoy every moment and victory during the games.

GIGABYTE Readies Black Edition GeForce GTX 750 Ti Card

GIGABYTE Technology will soon be releasing a new GeForce GTX 750 Ti card, a model codenamed GV-N75TWF2BK-2GI which bears the 'Black Edition' tag, meaning it has underwent a 168-hour server level stress test to ensure top-notch durability. A certificate of validation will be bundled to show the card survived testing.

Pictured below, the Black Edition GTX 750 Ti comes equipped with a WindForce 2X cooler and has 640 CUDA Cores, a 128-bit memory interface, 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM set to 5400 MHz, dual DVI and dual (gold-plated) HDMI outputs, and a GM107 GPU with Base/Boost clocks of 1033/1111 MHz for the base model and 1163/1242 MHz for the OC edition. No word on prices yet.

GIGABYTE Unveils its WaterForce VGA Liquid-Cooling Solution

Having earned a reputation for itself in VGA air-cooling with its WindForce line, it was only natural that it would name its VGA liquid-cooling solutions WaterForce. GIGABYTE showed its contraption off to crowds attending its Tech Tour event held on 25th April, 2014. The solution makes AMD's Asetek-made cooler for its R9 295X2 seem puny in comparison. It consists of a large external module that contains the coolant reservoirs, a gargantuan radiator with multiple fans, the pumps, and ports for coolant tubes for individual cards, that make their way into your case through a hub that takes up a 5.25-inch drive bay.

The main unit also has a coolant temperature display for each of the coolant channel, and controls that let you fine-tune cooling performance taking temperatures and noise into account. The tubes then reach each of the installed WaterForce series graphics cards, which feature full-coverage water blocks that cover not just the GPU, but also memory and VRM. The system GIGABYTE demoed had three cards based on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti. GIGABYTE also showed off its new WindForce 600W cooling solution, which recently made its debut as part of a bundle with the company's GeForce GTX TITAN Black graphics card. It's capable of handling thermal loads as high as 600W.


Source: VR-Zone

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.

GIGABYTE and TechPowerUp TITANFALL Giveaway: Here are the Winners

A round of applause for the winners of the TITANFALL Facebook Giveaway TechPowerUp ran, in partnership with GIGABYTE, and its Aivia line of elite gaming peripherals. Starting March 24th, we ran a neat little giveaway that saw over 3,600 participants take a shot at winning some cool gaming hardware by GIGABYTE, by simply "Liking" our Facebook page, filling in a brief form, and answering a handful easy questions. A big congrats to the following winners:
  • Szabolcs from Hungary, wins GIGABYTE Radeon R9 280X WindForce OC graphics card,
  • Crystal from the United States, wins TITANFALL Collector's Edition Bundle,
  • Jonathan from Israel, wins GIGABYTE Aivia Uranium gaming mouse, and
  • Carl from Norway, wins GIGABYTE Aivia Osmium mechanical gaming keyboard
TechPowerUp will return, with more fun giveaways.

EVGA Offers ACX Cooling Solution for GeForce TITAN Black

With NVIDIA's restrictions that prevent AIC partners from coming up with custom-design GeForce GTX TITAN Black graphics cards (with the exception of those with factory-fitted full-coverage water-blocks) in place, EVGA is taking a route explored by GIGABYTE last year, when it bundled NVIDIA-kosher (reference design) GTX TITAN cards with its WindForce 450 cooling solution detached, that the users can install by themselves. EVGA's approach is a tiny bit different. Its GTX TITAN Black-branded ACX cooler is sold separately, as an accessory for the company's reference-design cards; at a rather affordable price of US $39.99. The package includes the dual-fan aluminium fin heatsink, and a heatspreader to cool the memory and VRM.

TechPowerUp and GIGABYTE Announce TITANFALL Giveaway

TechPowerUp and GIGABYTE are back with our latest Facebook Giveaway, celebrating the season's hottest online multiplayer shooter, Titanfall. Up for grabs are some cool GIGABYTE gaming hardware, including a GIGABYTE Radeon R9 280X WindForce OC graphics card, a Titanfall Collector's Edition package, a GIGABYTE Aivia Osmium mechanical gaming keyboard, and a GIGABYTE Aivia Uranium gaming mouse. To participate, all you have to do is "Like" our Facebook page (if you haven't already), fill in a really short form (or have Facebook do it for you), and answer three simple questions related to GIGABYTE's Aivia line of gaming peripherals. The contest runs from today (24th March) to 7th April.
For more information, and to participate, visit this page. Good Luck!

Gigabyte Unveils Radeon R9 280 WindForce OC Graphics Card

Gigabyte launched its first Radeon R9 280 graphics card, the R9 280 WindForce OC (model: R928WF3OC-3GD). Based on a similar board design to that of the R9 280X WindForce series, the card makes use of a custom-design PCB by Gigabyte, and its swanky WindForce 3X cooling solution. Its PCB features Gigabyte's Ultra Durable VGA construction, with ferrite core chokes that don't give out low-pitched noise under load. The cooler is a chunky aluminium fin heatsink ventilated by three fans. The card comes with only a GPU factory overclock. The core is clocked at 950 MHz, with 1072 MHz boost (compared to 850/933 MHz reference); while the memory is left untouched at 5.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective). Based on the 28 nm "Tahiti" silicon, the R9 280 features 1,792 stream processors, 112 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 3 GB of memory. Gigabyte didn't announce pricing.

Gigabyte To Release A Second, Higher Clocked GeForce GTX 750 Ti Card

Gigabyte Technology has already launched a custom-cooled and factory-overclocked GeForce GTX 750 Ti when the card was made official by NVIDIA, some three weeks ago, but now the Taiwanese company is preparing another model, one with even higher frequencies.

Codenamed GV-N75TWFOC-2GI, Gigabyte's second GeForce GTX 750 Ti has pretty much the same features as the first release (GV-N75TOC-2GI) like the Ultra Durable 2 components, the WindForce 2X dual-fan cooler, and the 2 GB of GDDR5 memory set to 5400 MHz, but it comes with a base GPU clock of 1215 MHz (vs 1033 MHz/1020 MHz of the GV-N75TOC-2GI/stock cards) and a Boost clock of 1294 MHz (vs 1111 MHz/ 1085 MHz). The upcoming card also has dual DVI and dual HDMI 1.4 outputs. No word yet on pricing or a release date.

Gigabyte to Release a Third WindForce-Cooled GeForce GTX 780 Ti Card

Gigabyte Technology is now preparing the arrival of yet another GeForce GTX 780 Ti model, one codenamed GV-N78TWF3-3GD that features a WindForce 3X 450W cooler, like the GTX 780 Ti Overclock Edition and the GTX 780 Ti GHz Edition, but has 'only' stock clocks - 876/928 MHz Base/Boost for the GPU and 7,000 MHz for the memory.

The upcoming card has an 8+2-phase power design, two 8-pin PCIe power connectors, 2880 CUDA Cores, a 384-bit memory interface, 3 GB of GDDR5 VRAM, and dual-DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs. No word yet on pricing or a release date.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti GHz Edition Getting Listed

Gigabyte may have not officially announced its GeForce GTX 780 Ti GHz Edition card but the product is now available on the company's website and it can be found (as a pre-order item) on multiple online shops.

Gigabyte's new, uber-end card features an 8-phase power design, a WindForce 3X 450W cooler (boasting three fans, two 8 mm and four 6 mm cooper heatpipes), a reinforced backplate, dual 8-pin PCIe power connectors, 2880 CUDA Cores, a GPU Base Clock of 1085 MHz (Boost is 1150 MHz), a 384-bit memory interface, 3 GB of GDDR5 VRAM set to 7000 MHz, and dual-DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs. The GeForce GTX 780 Ti GHz Edition is priced as low as 661 Euro.

Gigabyte Lists Its WindForce-Equipped Radeon R9 290X and R9 290 Cards

While no announcement was made Gigabyte went on and published on its website details on two custom-cooled and factory-overlocked graphics cards powered by AMD's Hawaii GPU, the GV-R929XOC-4GD (Radeon R9 290X) and GV-R929OC-4GD (Radeon R9 290).

Pictured below, both cards come equipped with the dual-slot WindForce 3X 450W cooling solution (three fans, 6 mm and 8 mm heatpipes), and feature a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 interface, a GPU clock of 1040 MHz (the stock R9 290X/290 go up to 1000/947 MHz), a 512-bit memory interface, 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM @ 5000 MHz, and dual-DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs. The cards' prices are still unknown.

Gigabyte WindForce-Cooled Radeon R9 290X Card Pictured

ASUS' R9 290X DirectCU II will likely have some competition when it actually launches as Gigabyte is working on its own custom Radeon R9 290X graphics card. Codenamed GV-R929XOC-4GD, Gigabyte's first non-stock R9 290X offering comes equipped with the dual-slot WindForce 3X 450W cooler that's supposed to be up to 15.9 dB quieter than the reference solution, and has an slightly-overlocked GPU (1040 MHz).

Gigabyte's card also features a 512-bit memory interface, 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM, and dual DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI outputs. No word yet on pricing (or an actual release date).

Source: Hardware.fr

Gigabyte Outs Trio of Radeon R9 200 Battlefield 4 Edition Graphics Cards

Gigabyte rolled out Battlefield 4 special editions of several of its Radeon R9 200 series graphics card models, other than the R9 290 series. The packages of these cards include Origin keys to Battlefield 4. Among the cards launched are the GV-R928XOC-3GD-GA, based on the Radeon R9 280X, the GV-R927XOC-2GD-GA, based on the Radeon R9 270X, and the GV-R927OC-2GD-GA, based on the R9 270. The R9 280X and R9 270X cards stick to AMD reference clock speeds, while the R9 270-based card features a tiny 50 MHz OC. The R9 280X and R9 270X based models feature WindForce 450W triple-fan coolers; while the R9 270 card is based on a simpler WindForce 2X Triangle Cooling solution. Gigabyte didn't disclose pricing or availability.

Gigabyte Rolls Out its Radeon R9 270 WindForce OC Graphics Card

Gigabyte hopped onto the Radeon R9 270 bandwagon with a card based on its slim WindForce 2X cooling solution, the GV-R9270OC-2GD. This factory-overclocked card uses the company's triangle-cool heatsink that's ventilated by a pair of 100 mm spinners, strapped onto a black Ultra Durable VGA+ PCB. The card offers factory-overclocked speeds of 950 MHz core, 975 MHz boost, and 5.60 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory. Based on the 28 nm "Curacao" silicon, the R9 270 features 1,280 stream processors, 80 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface.

GIGABYTE Unveils GeForce GTX 780 Ti Overclock Edition Graphics Card

GIGABYTE, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware and system, is pleased to announce the latest graphics card, GeForce GTX 780 Ti Overclock Edition (GV-N78TOC-3GD). With 25% plus CUDA cores than GTX 780, the most powerful thermal design in the world and exciting new technologies, GV-N78TOC-3GD is going to bring all the gamers an extremely gaming experience to a whole new level.

The exclusive WINDFORCE 3X cooling design guarantees you to dissipate 450 watt heat out. Enjoy your game play with a stunningly beautiful and quiet design is no longer a dream. It also supports OC GURU II and GPU Boost 2.0 for maximum clock speeds. GV-N78TOC-3GD features PhysX and TXAA technologies for smooth, sharp graphics, and GeForce ShadowPlay to capture all your greatest gaming moments automatically. Whether you play on 4K monitors at extreme settings, GV-N78TOC-3GD can provide the horsepower to drive all your next-gen gaming visual experiences.

GeForce GTX 780 GHz Edition No Unicorn, a Gigabyte SKU

In the aftermath of AMD's Radeon R9 290 launch, which at $399, makes the $499 GeForce GTX 780 look undesirable, NVIDIA could be pushing its partners to come up with factory-overclocked SKUs that make the GTX 780 competitive at its price point. The first such card is the Gigabyte GTX 780 GHz Edition, which was earlier mistaken for an official NVIDIA SKU. Granted, the card is based on the new B1 stepping of the GK110 chip, but that doesn't constitute a new SKU. The card features out of the box clock speeds of 1019 MHz core, 1071 MHz GPU Boost, and an untouched 6.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory. It's beginning to appear on European online retail websites such as OCUK, at a roughly 10 percent premium over regular GTX 780 cards.

Non-reference Design Radeon R9 290X to Be Available From Late-November

If reviews of the Radeon R9 290X showed anything other than that it's fast enough to make the GTX TITAN look like a bad choice, it's that it's hot and noisy, and that the reference design cooling solution is hopelessly inadequate at keeping the temperatures and noise in check. At some point in the future, AMD was going to allow its add-in board (AIB) partners the freedom to launch non-reference design Radeon R9 290X, or at least cards with custom-design cooling solutions. That point is closer than we think, and could be as early as late-November, according to a SweClockers report.

According to the report, AMD's AIB partners will launch R9 290X graphics cards with custom-design air- and liquid-cooling solutions by late November, 2013. It's when the likes of DirectCU II, WindForce 450W, TwinFrozr IV, Vapor-X, and IceQ X2 will begin to associate with even the most basic R9 290X cards (which start at $549.99). AMD's R9 290X is currently available in only two SKUs, both of which are based on the AMD reference cooler design; the $549.99 standard edition, and the $569.99 Battlefield 4 Edition, which includes an Origin-redeemable key to Battlefield 4 (standard edition).

Source: SweClockers

Gigabyte Announces its Radeon R7 200 Series

Following the launch of two factory-overclocked, WindForce-equipped Radeon R9 200 graphics cards, Gigabyte rolled out its entry-level Radeon R7 200 series, with five models based on the Radeon R7 260X, Radeon R7 250, and Radeon R7 240. To begin with, the company launched three kinds of R7 260X graphics cards, by reusing two of its PCB designs for the "Bonaire" silicon, the GV-R726XWF2-2GD revisions 1 and 2 (pictured in that order). A third variant is based on a simpler fan-heatsink cooler. The three cards come with identical factory-overclocked speeds of 1188 MHz core (vs. 1100 MHz reference), while leaving the memory untouched, at 6.50 GHz. The cards feature 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, across a 128-bit wide memory interface.

Moving on, the company launched a Radeon R7 250 graphics card, the GV-R725OC-1GI. Based on the 28 nm "Oland" silicon, the chip integrates 384 stream processors, 24 TMUs, 8 ROPs, and a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 1 GB of memory. The card comes with factory-overclocked GPU core clock speed of 1100 MHz (vs. 1050 MHz reference), and 4.60 GHz memory. Lastly, there's its toned down version the Radeon R7 240, based on the same chip, and board design, the GV-R724OC-2GI, featuring factory-overclocked 900 MHz core (vs. 780 MHz reference), and 2 GB of DDR3 memory clocked at 1.80 GHz.

Gigabyte Announces GeForce GTX 760 4GB WindForce OC

Gigabyte announced its premium GeForce GTX 760-based graphics card, the GV-N760OC-4GD. The card ships with 4 GB of memory (compared to 2 GB standard), and factory-overclocked speeds of 1085 MHz core, 1150 MHz GPU Boost; while keeping the memory ticking at 6.00 GHz. The card uses Gigabyte's new WindForce 450W cooling solution deployed on a number of its new GeForce 700 series products.

GV-N760OC-4GD is based on the same exact PCB as the company's GeForce GTX 770 WindForce OC, which draws power from a combination of 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors, and conditions it using an 8-phase VRM. The WindForce 450W cooling solution can handle thermal loads as high as 450W. It uses two aluminum fin-stacks strapped along the ends of six copper heat pipes (two 8 mm-thick, four 6 mm-thick), which are then ventilated by a trio of 80 mm fans. We expect the card to be priced around US $300.

GIGABYTE Rolls Out GeForce GTX 760 WindForce 3X OC Series

GIGABYTE kicked off its GeForce GTX 760 series with a pair of custom-design graphics cards. Both cards are based on an Ultra Durable VGA+ PCB that's repurposed from previous-generation GeForce GTX 680 graphics cards; feature identical factory-overclocked speeds, while differ with the cooling solutions. The GV-N760OC-2GD Rev 1.0 features a blue colored PCB and the WindForce 3X cooler that featured on several of the company's previous generation high-end graphics cards; while the GV-N760OC-2GD Rev 2.0 features a black colored PCB, and the new WindForce 450W cooling solution. Both cards offer out of the box clock speeds of 1085 MHz core, 1150 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory. Both cards are priced at $250 a pop.

Five Custom GeForce GTX 760 Cards To Feast Your Eyes On Before Tomorrow's Launch

With the official launch scheduled for tomorrow, NVIDIA's latest product has been making the rounds for a few days now. Specification leaks, tests and pictures have been showing up in various places around the web, depicting and detailing different versions and flavors of the card. Today we have for you five different non-reference designs from five distinct manufacturers, these are Colorful, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Inno3D and Zotac.

Colorful GeForce GTX 760 OC
Colorful's custom GTX 760 card borrows from NVIDIA's previous generation designs, specifically, it uses a reference GTX 680 PCB and cooler. The card comes factory overclocked, with the GPU base clock set at 993 MHz and the boost clock at 1058 MHz. On the other hand, memory clock is set at 1502 MHz (6008 MHz effective), same as the reference design.

GIGABYTE GTX TITAN with WindForce 3X Bundle Official

At Computex, GIGABYTE unveiled its GeForce GTX TITAN with WindForce 3X bundle (GV-NTITANOC-6GD-B), in which you get a reference-design yet factory-overclocked card, and a WindForce 3X cooling solution that you DIY install it on the card yourself. Both the card and the cooler are bundled into a single large box. The card comes factory-overclocked at 928 MHz core, 980 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory. It maintains these clocks even with the reference cooler, but it could get louder than normal, and may not be able to sustain boost states as the GPU temperature jousts with the 80°C mark. With the WindForce 3X cooler installed, the card will run quieter, and the GPU will sustain boost states better.

The WindForce 3X cooler is complex aluminum fin-stack heatsink, in which two equally-sized aluminum fin stacks draw heat from the GPU, using five 8 mm-thick copper heat pipes. These are ventilated by a trio of 80 mm fans suspended on a metal shroud. Included in the add-on package are thermal pads for the memory and VRM, two syringes of TIM, screws, washers, an Allen key, and a large mouse-pad. GIGABYTE could price the card at a premium.

GIGABYTE Announces GeForce GTX 770 WindForce 3X OC with 4GB

GIGABYTE announced a variant of its GeForce GTX 770 WindForce 3X graphics card with a factory-overclock, and 4 GB of onboard memory. Pictured below, the card combines a non-reference design PCB designed in-house by GIGABYTE, with its new WindForce 3X cooler, which can handle thermal loads of up to 450W. The card ships with clock speeds of 1137 MHz core, 1189 MHz GPU Boost, and 7010 MHz memory; against NVIDIA-reference speeds of 1046 MHz core, 1085 MHz GPU Boost, and 7010 MHz memory.

The card features 4 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 256-bit wide memory interface, which at its given speed, churns out a respectable 224 GB/s of memory bandwidth. The memory is spread across sixteen 2 Gbit memory chips, eight located on the reverse side of the PCB, without a back-plate. The new WindForce 3X cooler uses two aluminum fin stacks to draw heat from the GPU, using six copper heat pipes; which are then ventilated by three 80 mm fans. The cooler works to keep GPU temperatures under 80°C, letting it sustain GPU Boost clocks. GIGABYTE should price the card at $499.99. A lucky few may have bagged it on Newegg for $449.

GIGABYTE to Bundle WindForce 450W with Select GeForce GTX TITAN

While NVIDIA's recently launched GeForce GTX 780 is available in a plethora of custom-designs, the GeForce GTX TITAN, which is based on the same reference-design PCB, is limited to those with factory-fitted water-blocks, or NVIDIA's reference-design cooler, that's not to say that we don't like the sexy space-age cooler. GIGABYTE is itching to circumvent NVIDIA's restriction on custom-design air coolers, with an interesting bundle. The company plans to bundle its new WindForce 3X 450W VGA cooler, with select batches of NVIDIA reference design GTX TITAN cards, with instructions on how end-users can replace NVIDIA's cooler with GIGABYTE's, without affecting warranty from GIGABYTE's side. One such user-retrofitted GeForce GTX TITAN was spotted at Computex, which looks nearly identical to the GeForce GTX 780 WindForce OC, and the GTX 770 WindForce OC. The bundle will be marketed as GV-NTITAN-6GDB.
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