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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).


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.

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 770 WindForce Pictured

GIGABYTE was a little early in making the product page of its upcoming GeForce GTX 770 WindForce OC graphics card live, much to our delight. Here are some of the first pictures of GIGABYTE's creation (model: GV-N770OC-2GD). The card looks nearly identical to the GeForce GTX 780 WindForce OC we reviewed last week. It uses the same WindForce cooling solution that's designed to handle thermal loads as high as 450W. The specifications tab in the product page gives out clock speeds of this factory-overclocked card, which are 1137 MHz core, 1189 MHz GPU Boost, and 7.00 GHz memory. At this point, we can't tell if the card is based on an NVIDIA reference-design PCB, it lacks NVIDIA markings.
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GIGABYTE Announces a Pair of GeForce GTX 780 Graphics Cards

GIGABYTE kicked off its GeForce GTX 780 lineup with a pair of graphics card, the reference-design based GV-N780D5-3GD-B, and the custom-design GTX 780 WindForce OC (GV-N780OC-3GD). The former sticks to NVIDIA-reference clock speeds of 863 MHz core, 900 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory; while the WindForce OC leverages a high-performance cooler designed in-house by GIGABYTE, to belt out 954 MHz core and 1006 MHz GPU Boost. Both cards run an NVIDIA-reference PCB. The WindForce 3X cooler uses a refreshing new cooler shroud design, while appearing to retain the fan and heatsink design from its proven predecessors. Both cards are priced around $650.

NVIDIA Announces the GeForce GTX 780 Graphics Card

NVIDIA announced the GeForce GTX 780, the first addition to its desktop GeForce GTX 700 series. Pictured below, the card is as close as it gets to owning a GeForce GTX TITAN, at two-thirds the price. It's based on the same 28 nm GK110 chip, but configured with 2,304 CUDA cores and 192 TMUs, compared to the 2,688 cores and 224 TMUs of the GTX TITAN. The card retains the 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, but holds 3 GB of memory. In that sense, all its key faculties are an exact 50 percent increase over is predecessor, the GeForce GTX 680.

NVIDIA completely recycled the design of GeForce GTX TITAN, down to the PCB and cooler. The only way you can make the two cards out is the lack of memory chips on the GTX 780's back. The card features GPU Boost 2.0, a technology that debuted with the GTX TITAN, boosts clocks and voltage, taking temperatures into account. The GPU core is clocked at 863 MHz, GPU Boost at 900 MHz, and memory at 6.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective). NVIDIA is allowing its partners to launch products with custom design air cooling solutions. Prices should start at $649.99.

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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.


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€.
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