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Colorful Shows off its First LGA1150 Motherboards

After its Chaintech deal, Coloful acquired a great deal of ingredients need to build a motherboard lineup. The company took the battle to the top (high-end), by launching three new high-end socket LGA1150 motherboards, all based on Intel's latest Z97 Express chipset. The lineup begins with the Battle Axe Z97 X5; moves on to the Battle Flag Z97 X5; and is led by the iGame Z97 Ymir.

The Battle Axe Z97 X5 offers a 9-phase CPU VRM, four DDR3 DIMM slots, one PCI-Express 3.0 x16, one PCI-Express 2.0 x4 (physical x16), two legacy PCI, and a PCIe 2.0 x1 making up the expansion area; five SATA 6 Gb/s, and one M.2 making up the storage connectivity; four USB 3.0 ports; DVI + D-Sub + HDMI display connectivity; 8-channel HD audio, and gigabit Ethernet. The Battle Flag Z97 X5 tops that up with a similar CPU VRM, but two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (x8/x8 when both are populated), six SATA 6 Gb/s, an M.2 in addition to an mSATA 6 Gb/s; and 8-channel HD audio with ground-layer isolation. Leading the pack is the iGame Z97 Ymir, with a strong 17-phase CPU VRM, three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (x8/x4/x4 when all three are populated), eight SATA 6 Gb/s and one mSATA, but a surprising lack of M.2; Killer E2200 NIC, and 8-channel HD audio.

Colorful Unveils Fan Rail Cooling Solution

Colorful showed off its newest air-cooling solution, the fan-rail. Designed for most mid-thru-performance segment graphics cards, the cooler features two rails, along with fans are suspended. You can slide the fans out of the rails (for cleaning), or reposition them as you see fit. This is done by simply pulling out a few thumb-screws holding the fan onto notches along the rail. Under the rail is the card's main aluminium fin stack heatsink, with its usual heat pipe spaghetti.

Colorful Also Shows off iGame GTX 780 Buri-Liquid 6 GB

Colorful showed off the most over-the-top GeForce GTX 780 graphics card out there, the iGame GTX 780 Buri-Liquid. The card features 6 GB of GDDR5 memory (double the standard amount), and a factory-fitted closed-loop liquid cooling solution. Colorful appears to have innovated the cooling solution all by themselves, and not sourced it from one of the liquid cooling majors. It consists of a full-coverage water block on the card, with the pump+reservoir assembly being located at the 240 x 120 mm radiator's end. The card features dual-BIOS, with one running it at NVIDIA-reference speeds, and the other at factory-overclocked speeds of 1006 MHz core.

Colorful Shows off GTX 780 Ti iGame Kudan

Here's the first fruition of the association between Colorful and its newfound distribution partner, Chaintech. The GeForce GTX 780 Ti iGame Kudan takes hybrid cooling to the next level. It features a cooling solution that's similar in principle to that of ASUS GTX 780 Poseidon; but differs in that the liquid cooling covers not just the GPU, but also the memory and VRM. In the absence of liquid cooling, heat drawn from heat pipes passing through the base convey heat to its aluminium fin-stack heatsink, where it's ventilated by three 80 mm spinners. The liquid and air-cooling components draw heat from the GPU through a vacuum chamber plate.

Colorful Launches 6-in-1 WiFi Router

Currently, Colorful officially released a model CW5200 with a 6 in 1 3G WIFI router & power pack design, which is going forward power bank and 3G wifi router market. This device has 80mm height only and less than a credit card height, but has six features: portable charger, 150Mbps wireless speed, 3G WIFI router, data storage, AP travel router. The appearance adapted the most popular champagne gold color, original Samsung 5200mAh lithium battery capacity, supply input and output 5A 1A. It is not only a router but a portable charger as well, supporting CDMA2000, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA 3G mainstream network.

Considering the majority of hotel network to get IP address automatically, we design this product default as the AP (wireless access point) mode. It is popular with travelers and businessmen on trip. Accessing the hotel wifi by plug and play, don't need other adapters. The Wifi Driver adaptors is also a great tool for setting up a shared internet connection by multiple wireless devices such as notebooks, smart About sharing data, Colorful CW5200 is not only plug the TF card, but U disks as well. The TF cards and U disks can become readily when Android & Apple users install the ES browers and TIOD software respectively.

Colorful Announces the iGame 780-3GD5 Graphics Card

Right after the launch of iGame Kudan 780, Colorful Technology finally releases its iGame 780-3GD5 graphic card. It continued the important features of iGame family -- adopting one-key overclocking, high quality IPP inductor and SPT (Silver Plating Technology). Although the performance of iGame 780 is under iGame Kudan, yet the performance of Game 780 is 17% better than GTX 780 reference card, especially while playing AAA title games.


Colorfire Announces its Radeon R9 290 Graphics Card

Colorfire, the AMD Radeon wing of Colorful, announced its Radeon R9 290 graphics card. The card sticks to the reference design (a first for Colorful/Colorfire), and features reference clock speeds of 947 MHz core, and 5.00 GHz memory (GDDR5-effective). Based on the 28 nm "Hawaii" silicon, the Radeon R9 290 features 2,560 Graphics CoreNext stream processors, 160 TMUs, 64 ROPs, and a 512-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 4 GB of memory. We expect the company to roll out the card in Greater China region only.

Colorful Announces a Pair of GeForce GTX 760 Graphics Cards

Colorful announced a pair of GeForce GTX 760 graphics cards. Its recent tie-up with Chaintech appears to have sobered the company up a little, which offered two graphics cards that don't quite appear to be over the top, but designed to sell by the bunch. First up, Colorful unveiled a reference-design card of a different kind. While NVIDIA's reference GTX 760 is based on the same PCB as a GTX 670, and the same cooler as a GTX 660; Colorful's take on the reference is taking advantage of the pin-compatibility of GeForce GTX 760 with the GTX 680, and placing it on a GeForce GTX 680 reference PCB, with reference GTX 680 cooling solution. It goes a notch further, by enabling all five NVVDC phases instead of four on NVIDIA's retail GTX 680 cards. This card sticks to reference clock speeds of 980 MHz core, 1033 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory.

Moving on, Colorful's premium GTX 760 offering is the iGame GTX 760 Ymir-U. It features a high-performance cooling solution that takes advantage of a dense silver-plated aluminum fin-stack, a combination of 8 mm and 6 mm-thick heat pipes, and a pair of 90 mm fans. The underlying PCB features a strong 8 phase VRM, and dual-BIOS that's switchable at the push of a button. The first BIOS runs the card at reference clock speeds; while the second one runs it overclocked, at 1019 MHz core, 1072 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory. As with most Colorful cards, the company will begin selling the cards in the Greater China region first; and then move on to the rest of the continent, and neighboring Europe.

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.

Colorful Unveils GeForce GTX TITAN Ultra Edition with Subzero Cooling

Given that our friends at Colorful never fail to surprise us with over-the-top custom-design cooling solutions for even the most mid-range GPUs, NVIDIA's lifting of restrictions on custom GTX TITAN designs was bound to come as their eruptive moment. Their take? Strap the GTX TITAN with a full-coverage phase-change cooler. Designed explicitly for open-air benches, and for people with a know-how of hardware volt-mods, the new iGame GTX TITAN Ultra from Colorful is a bundle of a reference design GTX TITAN PCB, and a phase-change cooler.

The cooler consists of the compressor assembly inside a separate case the size of a micro-ATX tower, insulated refrigerant pipes, and the dual-slot block itself, which cools everything on the obverse side of the PCB, and makes contact with the back-plate, so some of its heat can be transferred to the subzero obverse side. A phase-change cooler works on the same principle as deep-freezers, refrigerators, and air-conditioners, only that in this case, the block takes up the role of the evaporator. Colorful claims the cooler can sustain temperatures as low as minus 50°C. Out of the box crate, the iGame GTX TITAN Ultra comes with 954 MHz core, 1006 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Liquid-Cooled Colorful GeForce GTX TITAN iGame Unveiled

Colorful was the first graphics card maker to announce a factory-overclocked GeForce GTX TITAN, only it held back with adding its own customization because manufacturers are not permitted to modify reference-design GTX TITAN, with the exception of pre-installing full-coverage water-blocks, such as in the case of EVGA GTX TITAN HydroCopper. Colorful followed this path, by innovating a full-coverage block of its own.

Pictured below are two iterations of Colorful's card, one with a see-through acrylic top, and another with a classy POM-acetal top. The underlying block appears to use nickel-plated copper, and features a dense micro-channel stack over the GPU area, where the highest heat is generated and needs to be dissipated. The coolant channel appears to flow through the entire VRM area; the block actively cools all memory chips on the obverse side of the PCB. Colorful is running opinion polls on Chinese social-media on which block better suits the PCB, which ultimately is an NVIDIA-reference design one. Colorful plans to deploy factory-overclocked speeds of 954 MHz core, 1006 MHz GPU Boost, while leaving the memory untouched at 6.00 GHz.

Colorful Announces GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost iGame

Possibly the most well-equipped GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost, Colorful's iGame graphics card combines the mid-range GPU, otherwise meant for 1080p gaming on a shoestring budget, with its signature paraphernalia. To begin with, the company cools the 140W TDP chip with its most powerful iGame VGA cooler, which uses a combination of three aluminum fin stacks, to which heat from the GPU is fed by five 8 mm-thick nickel-plated copper heat pipes; and which are ventilated by a pair of 80 mm fans. Since the card has memory chips on both sides, Colorful dropped in a brushed aluminum back-plate as well.

Colorful's iGame GTX 650 Ti Boost uses a custom-design PCB, with a 4+1 phase VRM, and hand-binned Hynix-made memory chips for high memory overclock. The PCB features two independent EEPROM chips, giving you dual-BIOS support. It ships with a failsafe BIOS that falls back to NVIDIA-reference clock speeds of 980 MHz core, 1033 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory; while a factory-OC "Turbo" BIOS ups the GPU Boost to 1058 MHz. The card draws power from two 6-pin PCIe power connectors, to ensure your overclock doesn't fall short of power; display outputs include two dual-link DVI, and one each of HDMI and DisplayPort. Colorful didn't announce price, but plans to launch the card in the Greater China region, and the EU. Another "go big or go home" product from Colorful.

Colorful Announces Factory-Overclocked GeForce GTX Titan Graphics Card

Colorful announced a factory-overclocked GeForce GTX Titan graphics card, which sticks to NVIDIA-reference board design. The card ships with a maximum GPU clock speed of 983 MHz (an offset of 100 MHz over NVIDIA reference specifications), with a memory clock speed of 6.40 GHz (roughly 400 MHz overclock). The board and cooling assembly, as mentioned earlier, are NVIDIA reference designs. Colorful's package includes a pair of jacks that work to minimize PCB bending on the graphics card, in addition to the usual paraphernalia. Colorful will begin sales in the Greater China region.

Colorful Readies GeForce GTX 660 Glorious Mission Graphics Card

Glorious Mission may not ring too many bells with western gamers, but it's a pretty popular online multiplayer shooter akin to the Battlefield franchise, based around PLA. It's only natural that graphics card makers from the mainland design special edition products around the game. It just so happens that the graphics card maker interested in Glorious Mission is Colorful, known for its over the top performance-segment graphics card designs that never cease to surprise us. Its latest creation is in on the drawing boards, and we got access.

Based on the GeForce GTX 660 GPU, the new Colorful iGame Glorious Mission graphics card uses a cooler that builds on today's multi-fan aluminum fin-stack designs. The cooler uses a dual- 92 mm fan aluminum fin stack, to which heat is fed by four 8 mm-thick heat pipes, to cool the GPU. The two fans are covered by punched-metal sheets. Colorful didn't give us a specific date on its release, but we expect it to make it to this year's Computex, if not the 2013 Lunar New Year shopping season.

Colorful Announces iGame GeForce GTX 650 Ti Single-Slot Graphics Card

Colorful announces the world's first single slot GeForce GTX650Ti, which is named iGame GTX650Ti 1G Buri-Slim. Colorful firstly used the single slot design on iGame GTS450 1G Buri-Slim, which was released on the early time of 2011. And we could also find some similar design ideas on this iGame GTX650Ti Buri-Slim.

No ordinary solid capacitors are used on this card, but only high-C POSCAP capacitors, and with the high efficient ON-SEMI MOSFET, it has 3+1 phases of VRM. The chokes are installed through the PCB, they are based on penetrated design, so it could maximum improve the thermal performance of the card.

Colorful Unveils GeForce GTX 660 Ti World Cyber Games Edition Graphics Card

Colorful unveiled a limited edition GeForce GTX 660 Ti iGame graphics card that's hand-painted to celebrate World Cyber Games 2012 Final, which was recently held in Shanghai, China. Its cooler shroud features streaks and patterns of multiple colors. Why? Because it's Colorful, that's why! In addition to dual-fan cooler that looks more than capable to handle the 150W GPU, Colorful included detachable auxiliary heatsinks that are part of the "Air Kit."

The card features a 4+2 phase VRM that draws power from two 6-pin PCIe power connectors, redundant BIOS loaded in two separate EEPROM chips, and 2 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 192-bit wide memory interface. Based on the 28 nm GK104 silicon, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti packs 1344 CUDA cores. Colorful manufactured very small numbers of these cards, which will be sold in the Greater China region, some of the cards could make it to Europe.

Source: MyDrivers

Colorful Announces GeForce GT 640 Quad-View Graphics Card

Colorful unveiled a new GeForce GT 640, the GT 640 PRO X4. Just as the name, the graphics solution delivers a reliable platform to ensure a stable business environment and to meet the needs of four displays connectivity. The display connectivity options include two DMS59 ports, and cables are provided that convert each DMS59 to two DVI-I single-link, which supports digital resolutions of up to 1920 x 1200 pixels. And each of the DMS59 ports uses EMI shield for reducing the noise signals.

The card is based on single slot, full height and fan cooler design. The clock is the same as the reference card, the core runs at 900 MHz, and the GDDR3 memory runs at 1782 MHz. The GT 640 PRO X4 uses NVIDIA GK107 with 28 nm architecture, and the TDP is only 65W. Unlike the low-end multi-display solutions, the Colorful GT 640 PRO X4 has 384 CUDA cores and 2G memory to meet the need of large resolution. Pricing information is not released.

Colorful Announces the iGame GTX 650 Ti Graphics Card

Colorful's kicked off its GeForce GTX 650 Ti lineup with the iGame GTX 650 Ti. Based on a custom board design, Colorful's card makes use of the iGame AresX cooling solution. The cooler consists of a dense aluminum fin stack to which heat from the GPU is fed by two 8 mm-thick nickel-plated copper heat pipes. Ventilation is care of a single 90 mm fan. Another innovative feature is that all electrical contacts on the PCB are silver-plated. The PCB features dual-BIOS, and a factory-overclocked profile can be set at the push of a button. Among the two profiles, one sticks to NVIDIA-reference clock speeds (925/5400 MHz core/memory), while the OC profile could up core clock speed by 7-10%. Based on the 28 nm GK106 silicon, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti packs 768 CUDA cores, 64 TMUs, 16 ROPs, and a 128-bit wide memory interface. Colorful could begin shipping its card in the Greater China region first, before moving on to Europe.

Colorful Unveils GeForce GTX 650 iGame AresX Graphics Card

Colorful unveiled its second graphics card based on the GeForce GTX 650. The GTX 650 iGame AresX builds on the feature-set of the original iGame, with overclocker-friendly features such as "One Key OC," voltage measurement points, higher clock speeds, and a better cooler. The new cooler uses a twin 8 mm-thick heat pipe design with a denser aluminum fin stack. It appears to use the same 90 mm fan as the original card. Colorful GTX 650 iGame AresX ships with NVIDIA-reference clock speeds of 1058 MHz core and 5.00 GHz memory, but at the push of a switch on the back-plate, the GPU is overclocked to 1158 MHz and memory to 5.20 GHz. The new card is expected to be priced at 800 RMB (around US $149).

Source: PCHome.net

Colorful Announces its GeForce GTX 660 and GTX 650 Graphics Cards

Colorful today releases the new graphics cards which are based the lastest NVIDIA GPUs, named iGame GTX660/GTX650. With the new 28nm Kepler architecture, iGame GTX660/GTX650 has better power efficiency. Both iGame GTX660 and iGame GTX650 are based on Colorful design, they equips Silver-Pleated PCB,Shark Bionic cooling system and One-Key Overclocking function.

Colorful Announces GeForce GTX 660 Ti iGame Graphics Card

Colorful announced the GeForce GTX 660 Ti iGame. The new graphics card is designed for overclockers, and includes an elaborate cooling solution with detachable heatsink shards. Colorful did not confirm clock speeds, but judging by its record, the GTX 660 Ti iGame is most likely a reference-clocked graphics card with a large overclocking headroom, and the features to let you take advantage of that, with your own skills. The GTX 660 Ti iGame cooler uses a large main heatsink, to which additional heatsinks can be attached using heat pipes. The cooler is ventilated by a pair of 80 mm fans, and a set of shark fin-inspired vents that guide in fresh air. The card is expected to be available in Asia and EU.

Colorful Shark Bionic Cooler Detailed

Colorful released pictures of its new Shark Bionic graphics card cooling solution, which will feature on the company's upcoming GeForce GTX 670 iGame Ares X graphics card. The designers seem to have opted for a more conventional-looking dual-slot cooling solution (judging by its standards, at least). The Shark Bionic cooler uses a compound heatsink design. At a nickel-plated copper GPU base, nine 8 mm-thick heat pipes of the same material make indirect contact with the GPU. The heat pipes then transport heat to three aluminum fin stacks, one directly over the GPU base, one over the VRM area, and a smaller one along the top of the card. The three are ventilated by two 80 mm fans. The design of the cooler shroud and fan blades are inspired by the shark, which work to guide the most amount of air with the least turbulence (resulting in less noise).

Source: Expreview

ColorFire Radeon HD 7870 XStorm Graphics Card Detailed

Colorful's AMD Radeon-centric graphics card brand, ColorFire, is out with a new graphics card which keeps in tune with the design principle of backing a performance-segment GPU with preposterous amounts of features (VRM, cooling, OC features, etc.) The company showed off its Radeon HD 7870 XStorm graphics card at this year's Computex event in Taipei, though it is only now that we're seeing pictures of the card taken apart. Pictured below is the card of the hour. This Radeon HD 7870 graphics card is so long, that it comes with a support brace for workstation cases and Apple Mac Pro.

The card powers the otherwise cool and quiet "Pitcairn" GPU with an 8+1+1 onboard VRM, which can be expanded by a 4-phase VRM card that supports higher power draw. The card draws power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Despite a VRM design that's fit to condition power for the HD 7970 GHz Edition (or jump-start an SUV), the ColorFire HD 7870 XStorm ships with mildly-overclocked speeds of 1050 MHz core and 1250 MHz (5.00 GHz effective) memory. It packs 2 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 256-bit wide memory interface.

Colorful Unveils Fanless GeForce GTX 680 Graphics Card

Now see this: a fanless, passive-cooled GeForce GTX 680! Chinese graphics card designer Colorful unveiled the world's first passive-cooled GeForce GTX 680 graphics card, the iGame GTX 680 passive. The card uses a pair of detachable, dense aluminum fin heatsinks, which draw heat from the 3.5 billion transistor GPU using seven heat pipes, and dissipate it using two aluminum fin stacks on either sides of the PCB. The two stacks are joined by six 8 mm-thick heat pipes.

The cooler cumulatively has 20 heat pipes, a surface area of 2 square meters across 280 aluminum fins. The second module is optional, and is only recommended if the operating environment is warm, or if the end user is overclocking. The card is said to use a complex VRM design that draws power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors, though we suspect the idea behind that to be heat spreading. The design guarantees reliable silent operation at reference clock speeds or mild overclocking. Display outputs include one each of dual-link DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort. Colorful is still assessing the marketability of the design. Watch this space for more.


Source: Expreview

Colorful Unveils Graphics Card Cooler with Modular Air + LN2 Design

Check out this graphics card cooler design concept from the design house of Colorful, the people behind some of the most wacky and ingenuous graphics card cooler designs. The card is touted to be the "world's first liquid nitrogen customized."

Its cooler design is pretty straightforward. The GPU, memory, VRM, and other hot ancillaries make contact with a copper vapor-chamber plate, to which are attached a first stage of aluminum fin heatsinks. This stage can be decked up with a second stage of heatsinks that attach to the first stage using numerous heat-pipes, and a fan can be attached at the center, which ventilate the heatsinks. The fan, along with the second stage, can be removed, to reveal the copper plate that makes direct contact with the GPU. To this, a liquid-nitrogen (LN2) evaporator (parallel or perpendicular to the card's plane), can be attached. The LN2 evaporator cools the entire first stage, which cools not only the GPU, but also the memory, VRM, and other hot ancillaries.
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