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Gigabyte Makes WindForce 3X Cooler Standard for GV-N480UD-15I Graphics Card

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Gigabyte made the WindForce 3X GPU cooler a standard issue for its base-model GeForce GTX 480 graphics accelerator. Featured on factory-overclocked GTX 480 graphics cards by the company, WindForce 3X is a double-slot GPU cooler that makes use of three fans to cool a large aluminum fin array that spans along the entire area of the card. The GV-N480UD-15I Revision 2.0 features this change. The initial version made of use NVIDIA's reference cooling assembly over Gigabyte's own Ultra Durable VGA blue PCB.

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it should be made standard for 580's and 570's too.
 
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it should be made standard for 580's and 570's too.
Why not make it standard for any future high-end cards they'll have?
 
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I like this cooler but...

I have to admit i'm a 580 convert. I've been oc'ing it quite a bit and have had it at 910 core. Stock cooler hits 76 degrees and makes very little noticeable noise.

I wanted this on the Gigabyte 480 SOC - glad it didnt make it to UK shores - happier with what i have now :)
 

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I like this cooler but...

I have to admit i'm a 580 convert. I've been oc'ing it quite a bit and have had it at 910 core. Stock cooler hits 76 degrees and makes very little noticeable noise.

I wanted this on the Gigabyte 480 SOC - glad it didnt make it to UK shores - happier with what i have now :)
can you up the voltage past 1.088v? if so 950 core should be doable. man these cards fly at 900+
 
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I like this cooler but...

I have to admit i'm a 580 convert. I've been oc'ing it quite a bit and have had it at 910 core. Stock cooler hits 76 degrees and makes very little noticeable noise.

I wanted this on the Gigabyte 480 SOC - glad it didnt make it to UK shores - happier with what i have now :)
Yeah it didn't, how come? :confused:
 
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Id rather have them put that to 580 instead..