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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 WindForce 2X Graphics Card Pictured

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Here are some of the first pictures of Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 WindForce 2X graphics card, which was released towards the end of July, without much fuss. The pictures reveal what is a combination of a non-reference design compact PCB design by Gigabyte, making use of its Ultra Durable VGA component selection (2 oz copper PCB, Japanese solid-state capacitors, binned memory chips, ferrite core chokes, low RDS (on) MOSFETs), and its WindForce 2X cooler. The PCB uses a 4+2 phase VRM to power the GK104 GPU. It draws power from two 6-pin PCIe power connectors.

The card ships in two variants, one that sticks to NVIDIA-reference clock speeds, and an OC variant (941 MHz core, 1019 MHz GPU Boost, 6.00 GHz memory). The cooler uses a compound heatsink. Its design consists of a main central aluminum heatsink which draws heat from the GPU, while two satellite aluminum fin heatsinks draw heat from the GPU through two 8 mm-thick copper heat pipes. The heatsink is ventilated by a pair of 100 mm fans, which spin at low speeds and claim low noise levels. Gigabyte's WindForce 2X graphics card is expected to cost less than its flagship WindForce 3X. Find a review at the source.



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Now if they would just ditch their blue PCBs.
 
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Now if they would just ditch their blue PCBs.
It's kind of their signature color though, and what's wrong with blue? I'd honestly prefer a blue PCB that's actually blue vs Asus's and AsRock's "black" PCBs that are actually brown.
 
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but black/browns are faster of course!
 
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Nice card but it's looks are great
 
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It's kind of their signature color though, and what's wrong with blue? I'd honestly prefer a blue PCB that's actually blue vs Asus's and AsRock's "black" PCBs that are actually brown.
Bust out the felt tip pens man! Can have it any colour you like :laugh:
 
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What do you mean by this:confused:?
He's confused because your post makes no sense whatsoever.

About the card: Gigabyte seems to love slapping huge fans on small cards and i love it. The only thing that bugs me is why is the vrm area without a heatsink or the air from the fan is enough?
 
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Huge fans are huge.
 
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The only thing that bugs me is why is the vrm area without a heatsink or the air from the fan is enough?
If you look at the second pic, you can see that the copper plate on the right that's attached to two heatpipes is what makes contact with the VRMs.

It's nice to see a manufacturer actually attempting to better cool the power regulation circuitry instead of just attaching a tiny little aluminum heatsink and calling it good.
 
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I still like my Gigabyte GTX 670 better
 
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He's confused because your post makes no sense whatsoever.

About the card: Gigabyte seems to love slapping huge fans on small cards and i love it. The only thing that bugs me is why is the vrm area without a heatsink or the air from the fan is enough?
Whilst it's grammatically a bit incorrect ( I imagine English is not his native language, cut him some slack) it's fairly easy to understand.

"Nice card but it's looks are great "

Nice card! The aesthetics are great!

Doesn't take a code breaker to see that the word "but" was used in an odd way :laugh:



By the by scatler, if you look at the picture of the underside of the heatsink it's self you'll see a copper plate, that is what sits on the VRM :].
 
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I still like my Gigabyte GTX 670 better
I prefer mine too :D But Gigabyte provides value for your buck and if they are able to price this reference 670 with a custom cooler in the $360-380 range [as opposed to original $399 for stock 670's] then Gigabyte has a winner bigtime..
 

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It's kind of their signature color though, and what's wrong with blue? I'd honestly prefer a blue PCB that's actually blue vs Asus's and AsRock's "black" PCBs that are actually brown.
GB must know people would like to see black PCBs or they wouldn't have introduced them in their motherboards- they should give their GPU dept the memo.

Im not a big fan of the black with brown hue, although some say its unavoidable due to the copper traces in the boards. My ASUS 460 is jet black, but my ASUS P8P67 is brown so I don't know how legit that reasoning is. I do know that its very hard to tell a board is brown unless you have a bright light on it or take photos of it with a harsh flash.
 
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