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GIGABYTE Releases Super-Compact GeForce GTX 960 WF2X Graphics Cards

GIGABYTE released a new super-compact dual-fan WindForce 2X VGA cooling solution, and launched a pair of GeForce GTX 960 graphics cards featuring it. The cooler allows the card to have a length of just 18.1 cm. These include the 4 GB N960OC-4GD and the 2 GB N960OC-2GD. Both cards come with factory-overclocked speeds of 1190 MHz core, and 1253 MHz GPU Boost (against reference clocks of 1127/1178 MHz), with 7.00 GHz memory. The cooling solution consists of a single 8 mm-thick copper heat pipe, which passes through the center of the heatsink base, projecting out in an "S" shape, and passing through two ends of an aluminium fin stack. It's ventilated by a pair of fans. The card draws power from a single 6-pin PCIe power connector. Display outputs include two dual-link DVI, and one each of HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2.

GIGABYTE Announces its Radeon R9 300 and R7 300 Series

GIGABYTE kicked off its Radeon R7 300 and Radeon R9 300 graphics card lines, by leveraging its latest generation of in-house design WindForce cooling solutions, and custom PCBs. All the cards launched by GIGABYTE today, are factory-overclocked; some even bear the company's flagship G1.Gaming branding. The series begins with the GV-R736OC-2GD, based on the R7 360, with factory overclocked speeds of 1200 MHz core (vs. 1050 MHz reference); and a single 90 mm fan based heatsink cooling solution. Next up, is the GV-R737WF2OC-2GD/4GD, which comes in 2 GB and 4 GB variants, factory OC of 1015 MHz (vs. 975 MHz reference), and GIGABYTE's compact rendition of its WindForce 2X cooling solution.

Next up, is the Radeon R9 380 G1.Gaming SOC (GV-R938G1 GAMING-4GD), featuring 4 GB of memory, a minor OC of 990 MHz (vs. 970 MHz reference), and a surprisingly compact mid-tier WindForce 2X cooler in charge of taming this 190W chip. We then move on to the big boys, the R9 390 G1.Gaming and R9 390X G1.Gaming, with which GIGABYTE again surprises us with 2-slot, 2-fan WindForce 2X cooling solutions, handling the 275W cards. The R9 390 G1.Gaming ticks at 1025 MHz (vs. 1000 MHz reference); while the R9 390X G1.Gaming runs its core at 1060 MHz (vs. 1050 MHz reference).

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming G1 Pictured

GIGABYTE displayed its latest WindForce 3X VGA cooler design at Computex, which makes its debut with the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming G1 graphics card. This 3-slot cooler packs enough metal to cool the GeForce GTX 980 Ti with its three fans completely stopped, when the GPU is below a 65°C temperature threshold. The underlying heatsink design consists of two independent aluminium fin stacks, with 8 mm thick copper heat pipes meeting at the GPU base, where they make direct contact with the GPU die. A base-plate cools the memory and VRM. Three 100 mm fans ventilate the heatsink, which are topped off by a two-tone metal shroud. The card features six display outputs including two DVI, three DisplayPort 1.2, and an HDMI 2.0; and supports up to five displays at a time. This card will be formally launched a little later, as the company launched its GTX 980 Ti with a reference-design board.

GIGABYTE Announces a Pair of GeForce GTX 960 4GB Graphics Cards

GIGABYTE rolled out a pair of GeForce GTX 960 graphics cards with 4 GB of onboard memory, the N960WF2OC-4GD (WindForce 2X), and the N960G1 GAMING-4GD (G1.Gaming). The N960WF2OC-4GD features a compact twin-fan WindForce 2X cooling solution, and offers a minor factory-overclock of 1241 MHz core with 1304 MHz GPU Boost (compared to reference speeds of 1216/1279 MHz.) The N960G1 GAMING-4GD, on the other hand, features the company's top of the line WindForce 3X cooling solution, which takes advantage of its meaty heatsink to keep the fans off until a temperature threshold is reached, with the 120W TDP GPU. This card serves up 1266 MHz core, and 1304 MHz GPU Boost. Both cards feature 4 GB of GDDR5 memory, across a 128-bit wide memory bus, clocked at 7.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective).

Gigabyte Announces Three New GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Cards

Gigabyte rolled out three new graphics cards based on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960, which look to be graded by fan count. All three are factory-overclocked. The series begins with the GV-N960IXOC-2GD, a compact model, featuring a single-fan heatsink cooling solution, and clock speeds of 1165/1228/7012 MHz (core/boost/memory), against reference speeds of 1127/1178/7012 MHz. This card also features a light display output configuration, with two DVI, and one each of HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 connectors.

Next up, is the GV-N960WF2OC-2GD, featuring a slightly longer PCB, a dual-fan WindForce 2X cooling solution, and a higher factory-overclock of 1216/1279/7012 MHz. This card features a full-spec FlexDisplay configuration, a Gigabyte-exclusive consisting of two DVI, three DisplayPort 1.2, and one HDMI 2.0 connectors. Leading the pack, is the GV-N960G1 GAMING-2GD (GTX 960 G1.Gaming). Featuring the highest clocks on offer, with 1241/1304/7012 MHz, this card features a massive triple-fan WindForce 3X cooling solution, the same one that cools GTX 970 G1.Gaming, which stays silent until a temperature threshold is reached. Also featured here is FlexDisplay.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 G1.Gaming Pictured

Here are the first pictures of Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 960 G1.Gaming graphics card. This factory-overclocked card is designed to woo mid-range graphics card buyers with a hefty, high-end looking package. To begin with, Gigabyte deployed its large WindForce 3X cooling solution on this 120W TDP chip, the same one it used on the GTX 970 and GTX 980 G1.Gaming products. This cooler may seem overkill, but Gigabyte may set a temperature-activated fan profile, which keeps the fans off until the GPU hits a temperature threshold, which we imagine will be very high, given this chip's thermals, and the size of this cooler's heatsink.

The GTX 960 G1.Gaming from Gigabyte will also be different from other offerings based on this chip, due to its display I/O. While most other GTX 960 cards will feature two dual-link DVI and one each of HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2, this card features an I/O that looks identical to Gigabyte's GTX 980 G1.Gaming, with two dual-link DVI, three DisplayPort 1.2, and one HDMI 2.0 connectors. NVIDIA will launch the GeForce GTX 960 on the 22nd of January, 2015. Looks like some stores are already stocked-up.
Sources: VideoCardz, WCCFTech

TechPowerUp and GIGABYTE Game on X'mas Giveaway: The Winner!

Here's the winner of the Game on X'mas Giveaway! Brought to you by TechPowerUp and GIGABYTE, one lucky winner stood a chance to win a blazing fast, yet, quiet and cool GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 970 G1.Gaming graphics card, featuring the company's latest WindForce 3X cooling solution, a hefty factory-overclock, and much more. The winner is Edward, from the United Kingdom. Way to go, Edward! TechPowerUp will return with more such interesting giveaways.

EK Announces Gigabyte GTX 970 Gaming G1 Water Block

EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce a new Full-Cover water block, designed and engineered specificaly for GIGABYTE Gaming G1 series NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 graphics cards - the EK-FC970 GTX WF3.

EK-FC970 GTX WF3 - with WF3 standing as WindForce 3X abbrevation - is a high-performance Full-Cover water block, designed for GIGABYTE non-reference design GeForce GTX 970 graphics cards. The cooler actively cools the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas thus allowing the graphics card and it's VRM to remain stable under high overclocks.

TechPowerUp and GIGABYTE Announce Game on X'mas Giveaway

Is the snow outside thicker than you think? Prefer crafting to building a snowman? Is your idea of the holiday a hot chocolate and some of the latest games NVIDIA and AMD badgered us for driver updates every week? Then TechPowerUp and GIGABYTE got you covered. By simply "Liking" our Facebook page, and filling in a tiny form (or having Facebook fill it for you), you could stand a chance to win a rad GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 970 G1.Gaming SOC graphics card, which combines this season's hottest GPU (pun not intended), with GIGABYTE's latest WindForce 3X cooling solution. The contest is open to everyone. Good Luck!

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Gigabyte Launches GeForce GTX 970 Mini-ITX Graphics Card

A time-traveler from two years ago would see the graphics card below to be a $100-ish mainstream fare, but looks can be extremely deceptive. This puppy packs more bite than a Radeon R9 290X. Gigabyte's latest creation puts a GeForce GTX 970 into a compact board that should play well with mini-ITX builds. The GTX 970 ITX card (model: N970IX-OC) features a full-height PCB that's about as long as a mini-ITX motherboard (17 cm), and a dense WindForce cooling solution that uses a single 100 mm fan to ventilate a dense aluminium fin heatsink, to which heat is fed by two 8 mm thick, and one 5 mm thick copper heat-pipes.

The card draws power from a single 8-pin PCIe power connector. Display outputs include one HDMI 2.0, two dual-link DVI, and three DisplayPort 1.2 connectors. It comes with factory-overclocked speeds of 1076 MHz core and 1216 MHz GPU Boost, compared to reference clocks of 1051/1178 MHz. The memory is left untouched at 7.00 GHz. The best part about this card is its price. Gigabyte is charging no premium, pricing it at US $329.99.


Source: Tom's Hardware

Gigabyte Outs Second GeForce GTX 970 WindForce OC Graphics Card

Gigabyte rolled out its second factory-overclocked GeForce GTX 970 graphics card after the GTX 970 G1.Gaming, the GTX 970 WindForce OC (model: GV-N970WF3OC-4GD). Its board design is identical to that of the GTX 970 G1.Gaming, but its factory-overclock is milder. The card ships with factory-overclocked speeds of 1114 MHz core, 1253 MHz GPU Boost, and 7.00 GHz memory, compared to the 1178 MHz core and 1253 MHz GPU Boost of the G1.Gaming, and NVIDIA reference speeds of 1050 MHz core, and 1178 MHz GPU Boost. The card features Gigabyte's new generation WindForce 3X cooling solution, which is capable of handling heavy thermal loads, which may look surplus to requirements for a 170W GPU, but serves to keep temperatures off the hair-trigger 80°C thermal limit. Based on the 28 nm GM204 silicon, the GeForce GTX 970 features 1664 CUDA cores, 104 TMUs, 64 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 4 GB of memory. Expect this card to be priced around US $350.

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.
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