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Gigabyte Intros Faster HD 6970 OC2 WindForce3X Graphics Card


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Gigabyte rolled out its second factory-overclocked custom-design Radeon HD 6970 graphics card model, the GV-R697OC2-2GD, or the Gigabyte HD 6970 WindForce-3X OC2. The card makes use of the same exact Ultra Durable VGA+ PCB used on the GV-R697OC-2GD, as well as the WindForce-3X cooler, but comes with higher clock speeds of 920 MHz core and 1375 MHz (5.50 GHz GDDR5 effective) memory; compared to 900/1375 (5500) MHz on the GV-R697OC-2GD, and 880/1375 (5500). In all three cases, Gigabyte didn't tinker with memory clock speeds.

The PCB makes use of 2 oz copper layer, and high grade components such as ferrite-core chokes and Japanese capacitors. Its cooler uses a large heat pipe-fed aluminum fin array ventilated by three 80 mm fans. Based on the 40 nm "Cayman" silicon, the Radeon HD 6790 packs 1536 VLIW4 stream processors, and a 256-bit wide high-speed GDDR5 memory interface. Gigabyte did not give out pricing/availability information.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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the Radeon HD "6790" packs


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hmm... i wonder when they will expand G1 branding to there cards.. Just sorta strange they are old school on there cards still. Im sure at some point they will... just wondering.
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The "windforce" name makes me laugh, as that was a unique bow, in Diablo; One of the best bows in the game, haha.


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The "windforce" name makes me laugh, as that was a unique bow, in Diablo; One of the best bows in the game, haha.
Well maybe thats the idea as the Windforce bow in D2 was totally kick ass.