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GIGABYTE Shows Off G-Power Accessory for GeForce GTX TITAN

With NVIDIA clamping restrictions on graphics card makers' ability to make custom design PCBs for its flagship GeForce GTX TITAN GPU, the likes of GIGABYTE are opting for the next best thing - creating accessories that enthusiasts can mod their GTX TITAN graphics cards with, at the cost of product warranties. A little earlier this month, the company unveiled its WindForce 450W VGA cooler, which is capable of handling GTX TITAN. At a more recent event, it showed of G-Power, a supplementary voltage regulation module, which is similar in principle to EVGA EPower and ASUS Matrix PWM.

The device is a small PCB with high-capacity power leads on one-end, which need to be soldered on to the reference GeForce GTX TITAN PCB, and a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors on the other. Between them is a 6+1 phase VRM, with components that appear similar to the ones used on GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5 motherboards, consisting of 60A ferrite core chokes, International Rectifier PowIRstage IR3550 driver-MOSFETs, and International Rectifier IR3563A controller. The G-Power module stabilizes power on the GTX TITAN PCB, preventing voltage droop from breaking the overclock. There's no word on how GIGABYTE plans to sell these.


Source: Expreview

GIGABYTE Shows Off WindForce 450W VGA Cooling Solution

For those not sold on the looks and cooling performance of NVIDIA's reference design for the GeForce GTX Titan, GIGABYTE could have an alternative DIY cooling solution concept. The company is working on a new high-performance air graphics card cooler, which it could deploy on upcoming high-end graphics cards. Named WindForce 450W, the cooler is designed to handle thermal loads as high as 450W. GIGABYTE strapped it on to the GeForce GTX TITAN and GTX 680, to show it off, at its "New Idea Tech Tour" event held in Berlin.

WindForce 450W is a triple-slot graphics card cooler. It uses a pair of dense aluminum fin stacks to dissipate heat. Three thick (10 mm thick?) copper heat pipes convey heat to these stacks, which is drawn directly from the GPU die. The two stacks are ventilated by three 80 mm fans. When strapped to a GeForce GTX 680, GIGABYTE claims the cooler keeps its noise below 28.3 dB, with Furmark running. On the GTX Titan, it works to provide higher GPU Boost frequencies, or helps sustain set frequency offsets better. With NVIDIA clamping down restrictions on modifying reference design GeForce GTX TITAN (with exceptions for liquid-based custom cooling solutions), we won't see a card that combines the chip with WindForce 450W any time soon.


Source: ComputerBase.de

GIGABYTE Announces its GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Graphics Card Series

GIGABYTE announced a pair of custom-design graphics cards based on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost, the N65TBWF2-2GD, which sticks to NVIDIA-reference clock speeds of 980 MHz core, 1033 MHz GPU Boost, and 6008 MHz memory; and the factory-overclocked N65TBOC-2GD, which ships with 1033 MHz core, 1098 MHz GPU Boost, and 6008 MHz memory.

Both cards are based on a blue GIGABYTE custom-design PCB that uses an UltraDurable VGA construction; and a WindForce 2X parallel-inclined cooling solution, which uses a pair of 90 mm fans to ventilate a heatpipe-fed aluminum fin array. Based on the 28 nm GK106 silicon, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti from NVIDIA features 768 CUDA cores, and a 192-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 2 GB of memory. The N65TBWF2-2GD is expected to be priced around US $170, while the N65TBOC-2GD could scrape the $190 price point.

Gigabyte Preps Another Custom-Cooled GeForce GTX 670

Gigabyte Technology will soon be adding to its Kepler line-up a new GeForce GTX 670 model, one named GV-N670WF3-2GD which makes use of a WindForce fansink with "Triangle Cool" technology. Pictured below, Gigabyte's card has a blue PCB, an Ultra Durable VGA design, 1344 CUDA Cores, base/boost GPU clocks of 915/980 MHz, a 256-bit memory interface, 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM @ 6008 MHz, and dual DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs. No word on pricing.

Gigabyte Also Released WindForce 2X-Equipped GeForce GTX 650

In addition to the WindForce 2X-cooled GeForce GTX 660, Gigabyte also unveiled one based on the cheaper GeForce GTX 650 (model: GV-N650WF2-1GI). The cooler, which is near-overkill for the GK107 chip, facilitates a mild overclock of 1110 MHz core (over 1058 MHz reference), while leaving the memory clock untouched, at 5.00 GHz. It uses two copper heat pipes to cool a large aluminum fin array, which is ventilated by two 90 mm PWM-controlled fans. It features 384 CUDA cores, and a 128-bit wide memory interface, which holds 1 GB of GDDR5 memory. Expect the card to be priced in the neighborhood of $120.

Gigabyte to Release a Second, WindForce-Cooled GeForce GTX 660

Gigabyte is currently preparing some more Kepler cards including a stock-clocked GeForce GTX 660 that comes equipped with the WindForce 2X cooler featuring a parallel-inclined fin design, two copper heatpipes, and two PWM fans.

Codenamed GV-N660WF2-2GD , the card also Ultra Durable VGA design, 960 CUDA Cores, base/boost GPU clocks of 980/1046 MHz, a 192-bit memory interface, 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM set to 6008 MHz, and dual DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs. No word yet on the card's pricing.

Gigabyte Unveils GeForce GTX 660 Ti WindForce III 3 GB Graphics Card

Gigabyte unveiled a variation of its 3 GB GeForce GTX 660 Ti OC graphics card. Bearing the model number N66TWF3-3GD, the card sticks to NVIDIA reference clock speeds of 915/980/6008 MHz (core/GPU Boost/memory). It features WindForce 3 triple-fan cooler featuring three 80 mm fans, ventilating a complex heatpipe-fed heatsink. Based on the 28 nm GK104 GPU, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti packs 1344 CUDA cores, and a 192-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface. On this card, twelve 2 Gbit GDDR5 chips are used, arranged on either sides of the PCB. Expect the card to cost around 300€.

Gigabyte Preps a New 1 GB Radeon HD 7850 Card

It seems that one memory-light Radeon HD 7850 isn't enough for Gigabyte because the Taiwanese company is currently preparing a second such card, the GV-R785WF2-1GD. Seen below, this latest Pitcairn-powered offering features an Ultra Durable 2 design (Low RDS(on) MOSFET, Ferrite Core Choke, All-Solid Capacitors), a blue PCB, a WindForce2X (two fans, two copper heatpipes) cooler, a GPU clock of 860 MHz, a 256-bit memory interface, 1 GB of GDDR5 VRAM set to 4800 MHz, and DVI, HDMI plus dual mini DisplayPort outputs.

The GV-R785WF2-1GD hasn't been priced or dated yet.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB WindForce OC Listed

Gigabyte is working on a premium GeForce GTX 650 Ti graphics card that doubles the memory amount, packs factory-overclocked speeds, and better cooling over NVIDIA reference design, for a relatively small premium. The GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2 GB WindForce OC graphics card was listed on Spanish online retailer PC Componentes for €169, which the source claims to be a €24 premium over the baseline for GTX 650 Ti. Gigabyte's card features 2 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 128-bit wide memory interface (compared to 1 GB), features clock speeds of 1032 MHz core (compared to 925 MHz core reference), and Gigabyte's own paraphernalia, including Ultra Durable VGA PCB and WindForce 2X cooling solution.

Source: VideoCardz

Gigabyte Ready with GeForce GTX 660 WindForce 2X Series

Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 660 lineup takes advantage of the company's Ultra Durable VGA+ PCB technology with WindForce 2X cooling solution. The company, much like every other AIC partner, launched two models, a reference-clocked base model with 980/1033/6008 MHz clock speeds, and an OC model clocked at 1033/1098/6008 MHz. The base model is priced at $230, while the OC model goes for $260. Based on the 28 nm GK106 silicon, the GPU packs 960 CUDA cores and a 192-bit wide memory interface, holding 2 GB of memory.

Gigabyte Releasing a Radeon HD 7850 with 1 GB of Memory

Going for the opposite of overkill (should be underkill right?) when it comes to VRAM, Gigabyte Technology has decided on rolling out a customized, overclocked Radeon HD 7850 card that has half the memory amount found even on stock models - 1 GB. Gigabyte's memory-light card is codenamed GV-R785OC-1GD and it features an Ultra Durable 2 design (Ferrite Core Chokes, Low RDS (on) MOSFET, Lower ESR Solid Capacitors), a WindForce 2X cooler with two fans and two copper heatpipes, a blue PCB, a GPU clocked at 900 MHz (860 MHz stock), a 256-bit memory interface, a VRAM frequency of 4800 MHz, one DVI port, a gold-plated HDMI out and two mini DisplayPort connectors.

The GV-R785OC-1GD is currently up for pre-order @ €264.71.
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