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Gainward Officially Launches 4 GB GeForce GTX 680 Phantom, A "Dark Chilled Demon"

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As the leading brand in enthusiastic graphics market, Gainward, introduces its Phantom series with 4GB on board memory for GeForce GTX 680 - Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB. With great success of the Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom and the Gainward GeForce GTX 580 Phantom 3GB, the Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB brings the market the unlimited gaming gear. The most powerful GPU along with massive amount of on-board memory, powered by Gainward’s superior design and the Phantom II cooler, the Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB is a “Dark Chilled Demon”.

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No backplate? :(
 
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I really like this design, it's stylish and it would fit nicely on a dark themed rig, other than that it has an awesomesauce 4GB vram buffer which I imagine it will cope nicely with 3 monitors or high res single panels :)
 
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Hmm, the 2GB version of this, with the same cooler, has higher clocks (1084/1150/3150 vs 1006/1058/3004)... curious as to why, surely with the same cooler the same clocks should be doable.
 
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good looks and innovative cooling design. RESPECT !
 

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If this card was a woman, it would be the chick in the new Abarthe Fiat commercials. Soooo sexy.
 
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Why do you need a backplate? (seriously asking...)

Hmm, the 2GB version of this, with the same cooler, has higher clocks (1084/1150/3150 vs 1006/1058/3004)... curious as to why, surely with the same cooler the same clocks should be doable.
It's all about timing... Memory chips have changed so the timing is a bit more loose.
 
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Jetsream VS phantom:





If you're tired of trying to find a difference you can stop now, there is no.
 
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A backplate would have been nice...
 
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Jetstream VS phantom:
If you're tired of trying to find a difference you can stop now, there is no.
Hardly surprising...Palit Microsystems is Gainward's parent company- rebadging isn't exactly a new phenomena...
Gainward GTX 580 3GB


Palit GTX 580 3GB
 
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I know... that's why i brought it to attention.

(btw sup with the ad?)
 
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I know... that's why i brought it to attention.
"Gainward = Palit" would have been less labour intensive. Gainward's Golden Sample and Palit's Sonic/Sonic Platinum's identical clocks and layout for the last few generations should be a dead giveaway for most I would think...although a surprising number of people don't seem to have heard of either nameplate- must be a geographic sales distribution thing.
(btw sup with the ad?)
The hazards of grabbing the first URL in a quicky image search. Now fixed...hopefully.
 
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yeah very sexy untill you install it upside down / fail
 
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IMO this card is really ugly... I don't like the aesthetics at all, especially compared to the jetstream card.
 
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Why do you need a backplate? (seriously asking...)
When you go to the trouble of having an awesome looking cooler like that, you might as well make the most visible side look sweet as well :D
 
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Can't wait for someone to try this on Windows XP.
 
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Referring to a video card as a 'Dark Chilled Demon?' :confused:

Unless I woke up in Hell this morning...this makes no sense. Although, a quick perusal at the latest video game titles and it starts to become clear.

Run for your lives.

LC
 
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Can you buy these in the US? I have never seen a Gainward here.
 
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I prefer the one using the exhaust cooler blower type. Uses the same pcb as well.