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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 770 Extreme Edition Detailed

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ZOTAC launched its premium GeForce GTX 770 Extreme Edition SKU in the Greater China region. The SKU outranks AMP!, and offers a suite of enthusiast features, such as a strong VRM, and better air cooling. It's not unlike the GTX 680 Extreme Edition or GTX 670 Extreme Edition. To begin with, the GTX 770 Extreme Edition features a slightly updated Gamer Force cooler, with higher aluminum fin density for the GPU heatsink, and a chunkier metal heatsink to cool the VRM. A back-plate cools components on the reverse side of the PCB.

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Is nVidia allowing unlocked voltage on the 770? If not, I don't see the benefit of these upgraded versions.
 

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Is nVidia allowing unlocked voltage on the 770? If not, I don't see the benefit of these upgraded versions.
It's not. NVIDIA probably won't offer warranty for these chips to ZOTAC.
 
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It's not. NVIDIA probably won't offer warranty for these chips to ZOTAC.
So does this dip switch unlock the voltage? I'd be curious to see just how much difference extra voltage would make in maximum clocks. If Zotac has bucked nVidia on this, I hope they are rewarded by enthusiasts with enough sales to justify their move and show nVidia. I know I, for one, will recommend them. If this is the case.
 
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And as usually they sell it only japan/china... :shadedshu
 
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I like it! I hope it becomes available here... :)
 
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Big kudos to Zotac.
 
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Wow, take a look at the back of the pcb. Loaded with caps and mosfets.