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Gigabyte Launches New Super Overclock Graphics Cards

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GIGABYTE, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, announces a powerful new addition to its product lineup: the Super Overclock Series. All of the GPUs in this new range of high-end graphics cards have been cherry-picked for top performance, efficiency and reliability. Utilizing GIGABYTE's innovative GPU Gauntlet Sorting process ensures that only premium GPU processors are used in these graphics cards. Coupled with Ultra Durable VGA boards, users can rest assured that the Super Overclock Series graphics cards won't let them down when they step onto the digital battleground.



GPU Gauntlet Sorting
First, GIGABYTE's database analysis system evaluates the GPU core engine, shader engine and memory. If a processor doesn't meet the pre-defined standard, it will not qualify for the Super Overclock Series.

In addition, GIGABYTE's proprietary testing toolkit allows engineers to inspect and select the GPUs with the highest frequency. This program operates for 30 minutes and provides important data on the maximum overclocking ability when compared to a stock GPU. Once the Super Overclock point has been determined, engineers will boost the frequency to offer the highest factory default clock setting in the market.

Next, each Super Overclock Series GPU faces the Graphics benchmarks, FurMark and 3DMark Vantage, to measure performance and stability under an intense graphics load. A GPU that passes this stage will perform at a lower temperature and fan speed compared to a standard GPU. By choosing the cream of the crop, GIGABYTE ensures rich rendering of intricate 3D scenes and realistic physical effects such as water, gas, steam, fire, etc for a lifelike gaming adventure.

Last but not least, engineers test the power switching and stability. The GPUs with the best power efficiency and lowest power consumption qualify for the Super Overclock Series. And GIGABYTE understands that premium graphics cards should not sound like a cement truck rolling down the freeway, so a large cooling fan provides for a quiet computing environment.

Thanks to Ultra Durable VGA 5 quality components, 2 oz copper PCB, first tier memory, Japanese solid capacitors, ferrite core cokes and low RDS on MOSFET, the Super Overclock Series provides for top performance in graphics benchmarking. These high-quality components promise consumers 5%~10% lower GPU temperatures, 10-30% higher overclocking capability, and switching power loss that is reduced by 10-30%.

GIGABYTE's innovative GPU Gauntlet Sorting process provides three main benefits:
1. Full-throttle Performance Tuning
Proprietary database analysis system helps engineers investigate GPU core, shader and memory. Super Overclock Series video card sets its factory overclocked at optimal stability point (Super OC point), which is an exact balance between high frequency and efficient power consumption, delivering top performance for power users.

2. Optimized Thermal Efficiency
With high-quality Gigabyte Ultra Durable VGA components, the processor selected by GPU Gauntlet Sorting boasts extra lower temperature by 5 to 10%. The guarantee fan speed at 1500 rpm in high-rated 3D and physics-accelerated games helps reduce noise for an absolutely quite environment.

3. Expert Power Switching
GPUs are examined and tested for the highest power efficiency and lowest power consumption using the FurMark and 3DMark Vantage benchmark. A Gigabyte GTX 260 Super Overclock Series graphics card delivers a 25% increase in performance compared to a standard GTX 260 card. And a Gigabyte GTX 260 Super Overclock Series card guarantees the same overclocking capability as a standard GTX 260 dual-fan video card, but with lower power consumption.



GIGABYTE is going to launch the GTX 260 Super Overclock Series, a first shot of the series, in early September. For more details of the Super Overclock Series, please visit the GIGABYTE VGA website here.

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maybe its just me but with the new nvidia cards just over the horizon continual optimization of the current generation just seems pointless...just my 2 cents
 
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^agree

and their pictures look like they are catering to 5-year olds :)
 
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I like cherry-picking ;)
 
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i agree, this is insulting.... i don't even get the first chart :wtf: how does the card plummet like that from stable to system collapse...that's just lazy
 

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Why do all manufactures seem to be putting all their focus on cards like these on Nvidia? Some of us out here are ATI fans. Not dogging on Nvidia, but my preference is ATI.
 
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Anyone else think this will hinder the overclocking abilities of all other Gigabyte models?
 
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Off-Topic: AJ28, love that AMD avatar...
 

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Are they going to do the same with their ATI Boards?
 

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We Shall See, but doubt it, they would probably need a 3rd party cooler for it first.
 
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only for GTX260 , what about others
 

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I don't think much of Gigabyte these days, I have a couple of their ATI HD 4890's 1 GB & they are very ordinary. I run them in a crossfire setup & one always out performs the other, the lower performing one always gets 10 degrees hotter no matter how I place it in the case. Every time I run the "Catalyst Control Center Auto Tune" the PC blue screens.

Plus you wouldn't want to be relying on Gigabyte for updated drivers because their last download was displayed in April o9.
 

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First of all the boards you have are the reference design, and Gigabyte cards run the ATI catalyst drivers anyway, if you want the latest go to AMDs website. If your dissatisfied with the boards you have, sell them and get something else then...
 

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If your dissatisfied with the boards you have, sell them and get something else then...
Thanks for your reply, and Yes it is obvious that I could do that (as quoted above), & for a lot less than what I payed for them no doubt which is not smart.
But then again, after experiencing just how slow the noisy Gigabyte 4890's are in crossfire mode I would have to say that buying them in the first pace was even less smart again.
Anyway I would feel guilty selling my problems to someone else.

I also noticed that you did not comment on the performance issues I am having with one of the Gigabyte 4890's. So do you think it's OK that one of two totally identical cards bought at exactly the same time out performs the other?
Do you think that it is OK that one 4890 runs at anywhere between 10 to 15 degrees hotter at idle & up to 25 to 30 degrees under load than the other but pumps out less frame rates? Like is that normal?
 
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And where is GIGABYTE's fault in this since your cards are reference design?! Blame Sapphire who made the cards in the first place.

I just finished translating the press release above for our local press so I understand now what's the idea behind all this marketing stuff. The difference between what is written in the press release (and what will be launched in a few days) and a normal, reference design or a standard card is like on CPU's. I have at home 2 "identical" Core2Duo. Should I blame Intel that on the same rig, one CPU runs hotter and OC's worse? Or should I buy a QX series CPu that is "cherry-picked" (love this, I couldn's translate in romanian )?

Are they going to do the same with their ATI Boards?
I promise I will ask tomorrow my contact at the VGA dept.

We Shall See, but doubt it, they would probably need a 3rd party cooler for it first.
Of course, as is stated in the press release they will do this also for GTX260

only for GTX260 , what about others
The others will come, i will try to "sniff" some inside nfo ;)
 
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CPU that is "cherry-picked" (love this, I couldn's translate in romanian )?

when you pick the best fruits out of a few hundred, for extended pleasure (royalty,nobles)
or the best procs out of a few thousands (for wealthy overclockers),
and sell them for more.
 
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Thanks, I understand the meaning but we don't have such a short expression for this ;)
 
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