Thursday, December 1st 2016

Gainward Intros the GameSoul GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 Graphics Cards

Gainward introduced the GameSoul line of premium graphics cards for the Greater China region. The series is led by the GeForce GTX 1080 GameSoul, followed by the GTX 1070 GameSoul. Both cards are based on a nearly identical board design, but differ with the PCB, with the GTX 1070 card featuring GDDR5 memory in place of GDDR5X. Both cards feature a large, triple-slot cooling solution with split aluminium fin-stacks, ventilated by a trio of 100 mm spinners.

The GTX 1080 GameSoul comes with factory-overclocked speeds of 1733 MHz core, 1873 MHz GPU Boost, against reference clock speeds of 1607/1733 MHz; while the GTX 1070 GameSoul comes with speeds of 1620/1822 MHz, against 1506/1683 MHz reference clocks. Both cards feature ref LED lighting, dual-BIOS, draw power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors, and feature display outputs of three DisplayPorts 1.4 and one each of HDMI 2.0b and dual-link DVI.
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29 Comments on Gainward Intros the GameSoul GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 Graphics Cards

#1
natr0n
Nice looking card.
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#3
FYFI13


... Just terrible.
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#4
dj-electric
Ugly or not - this is a red nvidia card. Thank goodness for that
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#5
Caring1
Nice looking card, and in a tower case only the backplate will be visible.
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#6
The Quim Reaper
The Asian market sure does love tacky, blinged up designs don't they.

The tackier something looks the cooler it is.
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#7
ShurikN
The plastic is hideous, but the colour scheme seems nice.
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#8
jbrown
it looks like a toy....
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#9
cryohellinc
Am i getting old, or this looks horribly bad and cheap?
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#10
atomicus
A card straight out of 1997. Retro is 'in' isn't it?
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#11
champsilva
Nice backplate, but only the backplate.
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#12
TheinsanegamerN
Gigantic cooler and PCB for a card that doesnt need it. Looking like it was built cheap by chinese standards doesnt help.
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#13
Chaitanya
The Quim Reaper said:
The Asian market sure does love tacky, blinged up designs don't they.

The tackier something looks the cooler it is.
Not us in India so it must be a far east thing.
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#14
GhostRyder
I like the look, but it does remind me to much of a plastic toy. I am kinda torn if I really like the card or not.
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#15
Vayra86


Still doesn't beat this work of art though
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#16
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
I just don't like it. The backplate is ok-ish.
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#17
GhostRyder
Vayra86 said:


Still doesn't beat this work of art though
I almost forgot about that one, that's a REAL graphics card cooler :P
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#18
Steevo
Legend has it the characters on the back translate to "willing anal probe recipient"....

Not sure why a nice looking, professional card design, that also has the model on it has become obsolete, and instead they have to look like what used to happen when your overclock were too high.
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#19
thesmokingman
Vayra86 said:


Still doesn't beat this work of art though
Too easy.

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#20
Joss
This is what happens when you let manufacturing go way off-shore; we're (still) the ones who pay but they dictate our tastes.
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#21
FYFI13
Joss said:
This is what happens when you let manufacturing go way off-shore; we're (still) the ones who pay but they dictate our tastes.
Tere are plenty o good looking GTX 1070 cards, no one's forcing you to buy something like this one ;)
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#22
Fouquin
atomicus said:
A card straight out of 1997. Retro is 'in' isn't it?
This is not what I remember any cards in 1997 looking like. Most were very green and lacking of any kind of heatsinking...
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#23
Vayra86
thesmokingman said:
Too easy.


Yeah the four slot block of useless :D Insane right..

But that Inno3D... the design just oozes bad choices all over the place. The top 3 fans are blocked almost half their surface for intake of air, and the side fan blows against the general direction of airflow and is of different size, so a different pitch. And in order to complete destroy aesthetics, they put a patch of red that looks like it's been in the sun too long on it as well... Someone clearly was on LSD
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#24
Air
Damn... mostly everything in the GPU market seem to be so terribly bad in the design department. Including logos, shrouds, fans, leds... its all a crazy mixture of colors and styles that dont match.

If everything else gets too modern/elegant for your tastes, no worries, you can always go to gpu/pc market to see awful outdated designs.

Only thing that gets a pass are nvidia reference coolers. Even After the 10 series downgrade.
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