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GIGABYTE Releases Ultra Durable VGA (UDV) Technology

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GIGABYTE Technology Co. LTD., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today launched the latest GIGABYTE unique technology: Ultra Durable VGA. GIGABYTE latest innovative technology-Ultra Durable VGA features 2 oz copper PCB board, Samsung/Hynix memory, Japanese solid capacitor, Ferrite Core Chokes, and Low RDS (on) MOSFET to deliver incredibly low GPU temperature, unrivaled overclocking capability, low power switching loss, and guaranteed longer life. Compared with traditional graphics accelerators, Ultra Durable VGA graphics accelerators can lower GPU temperature by 5%~10%, lower power switching loss by 10%~30%, and increase overclocking capability by 10%~30%. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA graphics accelerators can provide truly both “high-performanced” and “green” graphic card resolutions.

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So far I'm happy with my "ultra durable" motherboard. Compared to Asus, the line between marketing and actual technical excellency is drawn somewhat closer to reality. Hope these cards are as good as they sound.
 
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This will definitely support the HD 4000 series very well in overclocking.
 
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I have to admit that in the past Gigabyte video cards that I have used have performed far better than same-GPU offerings from other makers. (Thinks back to my old nVidia 5500's)

Gigabyte card was way faster than for example a Leadtech of the exact same ram/buswidth.
 

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I though they already had Ultra Durable cards, i think they even called then Ultra Durable 2 just like with their mobos.
 
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Makes sense for them to do this. They are already buying the components for their mobo lines. As for whether it really is better than the rest, I think that is arguable. Some cards are shite, but others are built with HQ components too. Even electrolytic caps can be perfectly fine. I have a few mobos from the '90s with such caps and they still work.

I think the "bad caps" era during which the industrial espionage and incorrect electrolyte formula were running around gave these companies an opportunity to give us some intangibly better hardware and market it easily. Who's really planning on taking advantage of the extra years that these parts offer? >10 year old mobos aren't exactly all the rage.
 
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Makes sense for them to do this. They are already buying the components for their mobo lines. As for whether it really is better than the rest, I think that is arguable. Some cards are shite, but others are built with HQ components too. Even electrolytic caps can be perfectly fine. I have a few mobos from the '90s with such caps and they still work.

I think the "bad caps" era during which the industrial espionage and incorrect electrolyte formula were running around gave these companies an opportunity to give us some intangibly better hardware and market it easily. Who's really planning on taking advantage of the extra years that these parts offer? >10 year old mobos aren't exactly all the rage.
The UD3 boards have been proven to run cooler and overclock better anyway, so towards your "as for whther it is really better than the rest" it is.

The VGAs are where I expect to see a huge improvement in terms of cooling goes, as we've already seen what happens with the motherboards; 10*C drop in temperatures. I'd expect the phases to moreover run cooler with virtually 2x less resistance.
 
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like UD3 mobo's , but i like this great rams still on gigabyte cards
Tier 1 Samsung and Hynix Memory: Ultra Durable VGA promises 1st tier Samsung/Hynix memory built with 100% fully testing.