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Colorful Announces the iGame Z170 YMIR-G Motherboard

Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards and motherboards, proudly announces its feature-packed gaming motherboard: the iGame Z170 Ymir-G for the latest 6th-generation Intel Core processors. The latest part of the iGame family of high-performance products intended for gamers and enthusiasts, the iGAME Z170 Ymir-G motherboard boasts features for any and all kinds of gamers from modders to streamers.

The COLORFUL iGAME Z170 Ymir-G motherboard loads everything a gamer needs and more into a single motherboard. Supporting 6th-generation Intel processors for the LGA1151 socket, this motherboard supports processors up to 125w and delivers solid power to the CPU thanks to its 14-phase power delivery design which also helps in stable overclocking. The motherboard features rich connectivity options including a wide range of internal expansion and external I/O: high-speed storage via 32 Gb/s M.2 port, 16 Gb/s SATA Express ports, 10 Gb/s USB3.1 as well as USB Type-C, quick charge USB ports and dual-LAN support with both Intel i211 and Killer E2201 chips onboard.

Colorful Announces its GeForce GTX 1060 X-TOP Graphics Card

Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards and motherboards, proudly announces the debut of the world's first GTX 1060 graphics card series. Colorful will be releasing a series of four custom-design GTX 1060 to satisfy gamers in every segment: Colorful iGameGTX1060 X-TOP-6G, Colorful iGameGTX1060 S-TOP-6G, Colorful iGameGTX1060 U-TOP-6G and Colorful iGameGTX1060 U-6G.

The newly released NVIDIA GTX 1060 is targeted for mainstream gamers looking for the perfect balance between performance and price. The GTX 1060 is based on the 16nm FinFET featuring NVIDIA's Pascal architecture. The GTX 1060 will sport 1280 CUDA cores, complimented by 6GB of GDDR5 video memory running at an effective clock rate of 8 Gbps on a 192-bit wide bus.

Bykski Releases its Colorful-branded GeForce 10 Series Water Block

Bykski, known as one of the biggest water block brand in China, after releasing the water block for GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 Founders Edition, today releases the first water blocks for non-reference design graphics cards, which is for both Colorful iGame GTX1080 XTOP and iGame GTX1070 XTOP.

The Bykski FR-N-IG1080 water block is designed as full cover, with nickel-plate for the anti oxidation treatment , and the visual is based on Colorful¡¯s Visual Identity and with its logo on it. It provides direct cooling for the GPU, RAM and VRM, as water flows directly over these critical areas thus allowing the whole graphics card working stable under high overclocks.

Colorful Announces the GeForce GTX 1070 X-TOP and U-TOP Series

Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards and motherboards, proudly debuts the world's first GTX 1070 graphics card series. This time, Colorful brings us three series of GTX 1070 graphics cards: Colorful iGameGTX1070 X-TOP-8G, Colorful iGameGTX1070 U-TOP-8G and Colorful GTX 1070-8G Founders Edition.

The GTX 1070 series is based on the 16nm FinFET Pascal structure armed 1920 CUDA cores. Complementing it will be 8GB of GDDR5 video memory running at an effective clock rate of 8Ghz on a 256-bit bus. The GTX 1070 series is designed to deliver 3x more performance than previous-generation graphics card and its breakthrough innovations in gaming give gamers new possibilities to enjoy via VR experiences.

Colorful's Unique Air+Liquid Cooling Solution Pictured

Colorful has always been at the forefront of VGA innovation. The company put itself on the map with some of the most over the top cooling and VRM solutions for graphics cards. The streak of innovation continues with a unique new air+liquid VGA cooling solution the company wants to deploy on many of its upcoming high-end graphics cards. Called the Colorful Watersprout, the cooler is an all-in-one liquid cooling solution in the truest sense. There are no coolant tubes sticking out of the card.

The coolant channels coming out of the pump+block assembly go straight to a compact rectangular radiator that's under the cooler shroud, and gets ventilated by the three fans. This radiator has surface area comparable to that of a standard 120 mm x 120 mm radiator. Further, the pump+block shares its cooling onto a secondary heatsink assembly which cools the VRM, memory, and the GPU. This secondary heatsink has its own aluminium fin-stack. If you want to use an external liquid cooling loop, Colorful equipped the card with fittings, too. So without having to take the card apart, you can fit it to your loop. The card takes up 3 slots in your system.

Colorful Launches the GeForce GTX 1080 iGame Graphics Card

Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards and motherboards, is proud to announce the first custom-cooled GeForce GTX 1080 from the prestigious iGame series of gaming graphics card by Colorful. Based on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, the Colorful iGameGTX1080 X-TOP-8G features the latest Pascal GPU architecture boasting a 16nm FinFET fabrication process for improved efficiency and performance.

The Colorful iGameGTX1080 X-TOP-8G is factory overclocked with up to 1847Mhz frequencies to push the GTX 1080 further for faster performance in today's latest game. The new iGame cooler helps improve cooling potential thus allowing faster clock rates so you can game faster and cooler.

Colorful and Bykski Announce Liquid Cooling Ready GTX 1080 FE Bundle

Colorful and China-based liquid cooling components maker Bykski announced GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition graphics cards with bundled full-coverage water blocks, at a $100 premium (so that's a $100 premium over a $100 premium, over the $599 MSRP, totaling $799 for a card based on the second-biggest "Pascal" chip, kudos!). At this time, Colorful seems to be playing safe, and merely bundling the block with the card, so you could fit it yourself, just so it could get the bundle out on the shelves by May 27. In the near future (after NVIDIA has milked early adopters dry), Colorful could launch a "custom design" product (think of it as NVIDIA reference PCB with this block factory-fitted), which could likely lack the "Founders Edition" badge, and perhaps even be $100 cheaper.

Colorful Releases its GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition Graphics Card

Colorful Technology Company Limited,professional manufacturer of graphics cards and motherboards, proudly debuts the world's first GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. Announced May 6th, the new GeForce GTX 1080 will feature NVIDIA's latest GPU architecture codenamed Pascal boasting a 16nm FinFET fabrication process.

The GeForce GTX 1080 is based on the GP104 GPU armed with 2560 CUDA cores and will have a base engine clock of 1607 MHz and can boost up 1733 MHz. Complementing it will be 8 GB of GDDR5X video memory running at an effective clock rate of 10 GHz on a 256-bit bus. The GeForce GTX 1080 is designed to deliver 3x more performance than previous-generation graphics card and its breakthrough innovations in gaming give gamers new possibilities to enjoy via VR experiences.

Colorful Introduces the iGame Z170 Ymir-X Gaming Motherboard

Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards and motherboards, proudly debuts its high-end gaming motherboard: the iGame Z170 Ymir-X for the latest 6th-generation Intel Core processors. As part of the iGame family of high-performance products intended for gamers and enthusiasts, this board sports the most sought-after features for the best gaming experience.

Sporting a rich arsenal of features, the iGame Z170 Ymir-X motherboard is built to let gamers experience the best from Colorful with powerful hardware built and designed for the most demanding gamers. Featuring 14-phase power delivery design for stable and reliable power delivery, complimented by 10K black gold solid caps and SANYO tantalum capacitors.

Colorful Announces Retail Availability of the GTX 980 Ti iGame KUDAN

Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards, introduces its most powerful GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card with the iGame GTX 980 Ti KUDAN featuring a revolutionary hybrid cooling solution to deliver extreme cooling for the best gaming experience.

The iGame GTX 980 Ti KUDAN features a unique custom-cooler from Colorful integrating powerful heatsinks with an integrated watercooling loop to deliver unsurpassed thermal dissipation. Five heatpipes carry heat away from the GPU and disperse it to the densely packed fins and the integrated water-cooling loop kicks in when extra cooling muscle is needed. Full-time GPU thermal monitoring gives smart control over when the integrated liquid cooling system operates.

Colorful Launches New GeForce GTX 950 Graphics Cards

Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards, is proud to announce its GeForce GTX 950 lineup with the introduction of the Colorful 950-2GD5 and iGame 950-2GD5 Ymir-U graphics cards. Both cards feature the 2nd-generation Maxwell GPU from NVIDIA, featuring highly efficient performance per watt, this translates to excellent efficiency making the new Colorful GTX 950 consume less power but still deliver excellent performance. Perfect for those concerned about keeping their electric bills to a minimum.

The iGame 950-2GD5 Ymir-U is the latest member of the iGame family of gaming graphics card from Colorful featuring revolutionary technology to improve gamers' visual experience. The NVIDIA GTX 950 GPU delivers the perfect upgrade for users still using older-generation graphics cards looking to find a better visual experience with their games. The GTX 950 is the perfect graphics card for MOBA with optimization intended to bring the best response times for these games.

Colorful Releases GeForce GTX 980 Ti iGame Ymir-X Graphics Card

Colorful launched its factory-overclocked GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card, the iGame Ymir-X. This custom-design board is positioned between the Ymir-U and the KUDAN, in Colorful's product stack, and offers a reasonably big feature-set. To begin with, the card features a 2-slot thick, triple-fan based air-cooling solution, with twin aluminium fin-stack heatsink, to which heat drawn from the GPU is conducted by six 8 mm-thick nickel-plated copper heat pipes. Its three fans are temperature-activated, and it features a red glowing "Colorful iGame" logo on its top.

Under the hood is a completely custom-design PCB by Colorful, which draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors, and conditions it using a meaty 14-phase VRM, with solid ferrite-core chokes, driver-MOSFETs, and poscap capacitors. The PCB features silver instead of copper for its contact points. Other features include dual-BIOS, and a load-indicating LED array that lights up towards the back of the card. The card offers factory-overclocked speeds of 1127 MHz core, 1216 MHz GPU Boost, and an untouched 7.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory. The package includes a multipurpose toolkit. Colorful didn't announce pricing.

Colorful Also Unveils its Flagship Z170 Motherboard

In addition to its flagship GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card, Colorful unveiled its most premium socket LGA1151 motherboard, the Z170 Ymir-G. This board offers a massive 18-phase CPU VRM with provision for liquid cooling, four DDR4 DIMM slots, supporting up to 64 GB of dual-channel DDR4-3400 memory, three each of PCI-Express 3.0 x16 and PCI-Express 3.0 x1 slots, making up the expansion area. Storage connectivity includes two SATA-Express 16 Gb/s, one M.2 32 Gb/s (under a detachable portion of the metal shroud, two USB 3.1, six USB 3.0 ports; two gigabit Ethernet connections, and a premium 8-channel HD audio solution.

Colorful iGame GTX 980 Ti Ymir TOP Graphics Card Pictured

Colorful unveiled its top of the line air-cooled GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card, the iGame-Ymir TOP. The card features a massive 2+ slot cooling solution, which consists of two aluminium fin-stack heatsinks that meet at the GPU base, where their 8 mm thick nickel-plated copper heat pipes draw heat directly from the GPU die; ventilated by three 100 mm spinners. The card sticks to the standard height for add-on cards, and draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors. It is expected to feature a 20-ish percent factory-overclock, and a failsafe BIOS (dual-BIOS).

Colorful to Become World's Second Biggest Graphics Card Vendor in 2015: Report

PRC-based Colorful, which started out as (and continues to be) a vendor of wacky, over-the-top GeForce GTX graphics cards, has surpassed industry stalwarts MSI, ASUS and Gigabyte, in terms of graphics cards shipped worldwide this year, according to industry numbers published by DigiTimes. The report notes that Colorful could become the second largest graphics card maker in terms of shipments by the end of the year, next only to Palit (the current leader in terms of shipments).

Colorful has been clocking an average of 500,000 graphics cards shipped per month, and is projected to have shipped over 5 million cards in 2015. The company has currently outsold ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, and ZOTAC, all of which are multinationals. Colorful has developed a strong brand-image in the Greater China region, particularly in the mainland. With a brand portfolio that includes Galaxy, Gainward, Point of View, and its own namesake, Palit is the biggest graphics card manufacturer by volume. Colorful's motherboard business is accelerating at a similar rate, and the report notes that the company could become "a very big threat" to ASUS and Gigabyte.


Source: DigiTimes

Colorful iGame-Z170 Motherboard Pictured

Here is the first picture of Colorful's premium socket LGA1151 motherboard, the iGame-Z170. The company plans to carve out at lease three unique SKUs out of this PCB (second picture below), the iGame-Z170 being the base model. As its name suggests, the board is based on Intel's upcoming Z170 Express chipset, and is designed for 6th generation Core "Skylake" processors. Some variants of this board, such as the iGame-Z170U, will feature DDR4 DIMM slots (up to 64 GB), while others will feature DDR3 (up to 32 GB).

The board offers a pretty decent feature-set, including a 14-phase CPU VRM, two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (electrical x8/x8 when both are populated) wired to the CPU, a third PCI-Express x4 slot wired to the PCH, three other PCI-Express x1 slots; storage connectivity that includes six SATA 6 Gb/s, one SATA-Express, and one M.2 10 Gb/s; two USB 3.1 ports, six USB 3.0 ports, gigabit Ethernet, and a modern onboard audio solution with ground-layer isolation, and audio-grade capacitors. The iGame-Z170 series will launch some time in Q3, 2015. The three will likely be exhibited at Computex 2015, this June.

Colorful Announces GeForce GTX 960 BURI-Mini Graphics Card

Colorful Technology, the biggest NVIDIA AIC in China, announced its ITX edition GTX960, named the iGame GTX960 2GD5 BURI-Mini. The card is 168 mm in length, and it can be easily installed in congested ITX and mATX cases.

Colorful iGame GTX960 2GD5 BURI-Mini features Colorful-designed cooler, with two 8 mm and one 6 mm heat-pipes. On the PCB, Colorful uses 5 phases VRM, which is equipped all POSCAP capacitors. Like the other iGame series cards, this one also provide two different clocks models. In power efficiency mode, it runs at 1127/7010MHz; and in performance efficiency mode, the clock is set at 1152/7010MHz.

Top Three Graphics Card Vendors Net 12 Million in Shipments, in 2014

According to stats put out by Taiwan-based industry observer DigiTimes, the top three graphics card vendors by shipments were ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI (in that order), 2014. ASUS leads the pack with over 5 million graphics cards shipped in the year. Gigabyte comes in second, with over 3.6 million cards shipped. MSI is third, with between 2.8 and 3 million cards shipped in the year. The three sell both AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards. 2014 overall, has seen graphics card shipments drop by 10 percent, owing to a pop in the bubble created by crypto-coin miners in 2013. Other notables from the report include a rise in shipments from PRC-based vendors such as Colorful and Onda.

Source: DigiTimes

Colorful Announces its GeForce GTX 960 Lineup

Colorful Technology, the biggest NVIDIA AIC in China, announced the latest GTX960 series graphics cards. Four different models had been released this time, including Colorful GTX960 CH with reference design for entry users, Colorful GTX960 i-Cafe for System Integrators, iGame GTX960 Ymir-U for general users and iGame GTX960 Ymir-X for enthusiasts. Colorful GTX960 CH uses reference design and runs at reference Clock, with 1127 MHz of core and 7010 MHz of memory.

Colorful GTX960 i-Cafe has longer PCB than reference design but runs the same clock with Colorful GTX960 CH. The i-Cafe series provide better stability and longer lifespan, with the efficient cooler and high quality electronic component, ensure that it could be steadily working long term in high ambient temperature in the computer case. iGame GTX960 Ymir-U is designed for general users and gamers and it provides two different clocks models. In power efficiency model, it runs at 1127/7010 MHz; and in performance efficiency model, the clock is set at 1203/7010 MHz.

Chaintech Announces iGame Z97 Motherboard

Chaintech, brought back to life as a motherboard brand, in partnership with Colorful, launched the iGame Z97 socket LGA1150 motherboard. A cross between a gamer-centric and overclocker-centric motherboards, the iGame Z97 combines strong electricals with features gamers expect, such as good onboard audio, and Killer E2200 NIC. The board's most striking feature is its full-coverage water block, which cools the CPU VRM and Z97 PCH.

The LGA1150 socket is powered by a 16-phase VRM. The board draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS power connectors. Expansion slots include three PCI-Express 3.0 x16, and four PCI-Express 2.0 x1. Storage connectivity includes six SATA 6 Gb/s, and an mSATA. Display outputs include DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI. 8-channel HD audio, with an OPAMP circuit and electrolytic capacitors, and Killer E2200 NIC. Dual-BIOS, and a feature-rich setup program, make for the rest of it. Chaintech is planning to launch the board in Europe and APAC markets.

Colorful Launches GeForce GTX 980 iGame Graphics Card

Colorful launched its flagship GeForce GTX 980 based graphics card, the GTX 980 iGame. It should come as no surprise to anyone following the over-the-top engineering from this company, that the GTX 980 iGame comes with one of the meatiest cooling solutions, and one of the most muscular VRM solutions, a GTX 980 ever shipped with. The GTX 980 iGame ships with a non-reference design PCB by Colorful, which features pure silver traces, a gargantuan 14-phase VRM that draws power from two 8-pin PCIe power inputs, server-grade tantalum capacitors, high-grade DPAK MOSFETs, and high-current solid-chokes (which don't 'whine' under load).

Colorful GTX 980 iGame ships with dual-BIOS, the first one runs the card at 1127 MHz core, 1216 MHz GPU Boost, and 7.00 GHz memory. The second BIOS drives clocks up to 1178 MHz core, 1279 MHz GPU Boost, and 7.01 GHz memory. The two BIOSes can be toggled with a push-type switch. As always the factory-overclock isn't intended to make the most of the VRM and cooling, because that's what Colorful expects enthusiasts to have fun with. Moving on to the cooling solution, and you get a massive triple-slot compound aluminium fin-stack heatsink, which features three 100 mm fans. Display outputs include three DisplayPort 1.2, one HDMI 2.0, and one dual-link DVI. A solid metal back-plate with a dotted-mesh pattern dons the back. Colorful began shipping the card to select markets in APAC and EMEA regions. The company plans to launch an even more over-the-top card based on this PCB, called the GTX 980 iGame Kudan, later this month; and the GTX 970 iGame, which is essentially this card with a GTX 970 chip.

Colorful Announces iGame Z97 Ymir-X Motherboard

Colorful officially launched its flagship socket LGA1150 motherboard, a fruition of its partnership with Chaintech, the iGame Z97 Ymir-X. This motherboard is also being referred to as "Flame Warrior" in some markets. The motherboard was first unveiled at Computex 2014, early this June. Built in the standard ATX form-factor, this board draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX, and 8-pin EPS power connectors. A highlight here is its 16-phase CPU VRM, which uses driver-MOSFETs, and Poscap capacitors. The CPU is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, and three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (electrical x8/x4/x4 when all three are populated, x8/x8 when two are, and x16 when one is.) Four PCIe 2.0 x1 slots make up the rest of its expansion area. Overclockers are offered on-board base-clock tweaking switches, auto-OC buttons, and PCIe slot power gating, apart from a feature-rich UEFI BIOS, with manually selectable dual-BIOS.

Storage connectivity on the iGame Z97 Ymir-X includes eight SATA 6 Gb/s, and an mSATA 6 Gb/s that doubles up as mPCIe. Display outputs include dual-link DVI, D-Sub, HDMI, and DisplayPort. Bolstering its gaming PC credentials, are its Killer E2200 gaming-grade gigabit Ethernet, and 8-channel "Voice Gamer" HD audio with audio-grade capacitors, a headphones amp, and ground-layer isolation that prevents electrical noise with headsets plugged in. Six USB 3.0 ports (four on the rear panel, two by header), and a number of USB 2.0/1.1 ports. Colorful speaks of a new dense-weave fiber PCB that's resilient to humidity. Colorful plans to market this motherboard in the Asia-Pacific and Europe markets.

Colorful Shows off its First LGA1150 Motherboards

After its Chaintech deal, Coloful acquired a great deal of ingredients need to build a motherboard lineup. The company took the battle to the top (high-end), by launching three new high-end socket LGA1150 motherboards, all based on Intel's latest Z97 Express chipset. The lineup begins with the Battle Axe Z97 X5; moves on to the Battle Flag Z97 X5; and is led by the iGame Z97 Ymir.

The Battle Axe Z97 X5 offers a 9-phase CPU VRM, four DDR3 DIMM slots, one PCI-Express 3.0 x16, one PCI-Express 2.0 x4 (physical x16), two legacy PCI, and a PCIe 2.0 x1 making up the expansion area; five SATA 6 Gb/s, and one M.2 making up the storage connectivity; four USB 3.0 ports; DVI + D-Sub + HDMI display connectivity; 8-channel HD audio, and gigabit Ethernet. The Battle Flag Z97 X5 tops that up with a similar CPU VRM, but two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots (x8/x8 when both are populated), six SATA 6 Gb/s, an M.2 in addition to an mSATA 6 Gb/s; and 8-channel HD audio with ground-layer isolation. Leading the pack is the iGame Z97 Ymir, with a strong 17-phase CPU VRM, three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (x8/x4/x4 when all three are populated), eight SATA 6 Gb/s and one mSATA, but a surprising lack of M.2; Killer E2200 NIC, and 8-channel HD audio.

Colorful Unveils Fan Rail Cooling Solution

Colorful showed off its newest air-cooling solution, the fan-rail. Designed for most mid-thru-performance segment graphics cards, the cooler features two rails, along with fans are suspended. You can slide the fans out of the rails (for cleaning), or reposition them as you see fit. This is done by simply pulling out a few thumb-screws holding the fan onto notches along the rail. Under the rail is the card's main aluminium fin stack heatsink, with its usual heat pipe spaghetti.

Colorful Also Shows off iGame GTX 780 Buri-Liquid 6 GB

Colorful showed off the most over-the-top GeForce GTX 780 graphics card out there, the iGame GTX 780 Buri-Liquid. The card features 6 GB of GDDR5 memory (double the standard amount), and a factory-fitted closed-loop liquid cooling solution. Colorful appears to have innovated the cooling solution all by themselves, and not sourced it from one of the liquid cooling majors. It consists of a full-coverage water block on the card, with the pump+reservoir assembly being located at the 240 x 120 mm radiator's end. The card features dual-BIOS, with one running it at NVIDIA-reference speeds, and the other at factory-overclocked speeds of 1006 MHz core.
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