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ELSA Releases GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB ST Graphics Card

After releasing their GTX 1080 Ti on December 2017 (a little late when it comes to this particular GPU, I'd say), ELSA is now launching a new (late) addition in the form of the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB ST. It sports the exact same cooler design as the GTX 1080 Ti they've previously released (if it isn't broken, don't fix it or spend money improving it), and the exact same port distribution as the GTX 1080 Ti (3x DisplayPort, 1x Dual link DVI-D, and 1x HDMI 2.0b). All in all, this is a pretty vanilla release, the kind of which ELSA seems to favor, even if months behind other competitors.

ELSA Releases GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB ST Graphics Card

ELSA 's appearances in TechPowerUp's front pages have been few and far between, with the last iteration of a graphics card from this manufacturer having made its way into our news feed around February 5th, 2015, with its GTX 960 SAC graphics card. That doesn't mean they ELSA isn't worthy of our attention, though, so here goes: the announcement of a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card.

The ELSA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB ST graphics card features a stock blower design that's reminiscent of those offered in AMD's base models, with a subdued black and silver color scheme. It's a pretty graphics card, though it will likely be let down by its cooling and acoustic performance. Specs are vanilla when it comes to NVIDIA's reference GTX 1080 Ti clocks: there's a base clock of 1,480 MHz (actually 1 MHz lower than NVIDIA's reference) and 1,582 MHz Boost, with 11 GB of 11 GHz GDDR5X memory. The ELSA GTX 1080 Ti 11GB ST graphics card draws power from the PCIe bus, and from 1x 6-pin and 1x 8-pin connectors. Display outputs on this dual-slot graphics card come in at 3x DisplayPort, 1x Dual link DVI-D, and 1x HDMI 2.0b. The card's dimensions stand at 266 mm (L) x 111 mm (H) x 39 mm (D).

ELSA Announces GeForce GTX 960 SAC Graphics Card

ELSA rolled out its premium GeForce GTX 960 graphics card, the GTX 960 SAC (silent air-cooling). It combines an NVIDIA reference-design PCB, with a custom single-fan cooling solution, featuring a heat-pipe fed aluminium fin-stack, and single 80 mm fan suspended on an easy to detach cooler shroud. The company also launched the GTX 960 SAC Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zero edition, featuring a longer dual-fan cooling solution. Both cards offer clock speeds of 1127 MHz core, 1178 MHz GPU Boost, and 7.00 GHz memory.

ELSA Launches GeForce GTX 980 SAC Graphics Card

ELSA launched its first custom-design GeForce GTX 980 graphics card, bearing its SAC (silent air-cooling) badge. The card retains its signature Inno3D-sourced look, featuring a cooling solution that lets you easily clean it, to keep its cooling performance up to the mark. The cooling solution consists of an aluminium fin-stack heatsink, to which heat drawn from the GPU, is fed by a number of copper heat pipes, and ventillated by a pair of fans. The shroud on which the two are suspended, can be detached, by pulling out thumb-screws. The PCB under this cooler appears to stick to NVIDIA reference design.

The GTX 980 SAC from ELSA is factory-overclock, although the overclock is nothing to write home about. The core is clocked at 1152 MHz, with 1253 MHz GPU Boost, and 7.00 GHz memory, compared to NVIDIA reference clocks of 1126 MHz core, and 1216 MHz GPU Boost. Based on the 28 nm GM204 silicon, the GeForce GTX 980 features 2,048 CUDA cores, 128 TMUs, 64 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 4 GB of memory. The card draws power from a pair of 6-pin PCIe power connectors. Display outputs include three DisplayPorts, and one each of HDMI 2.0 and dual-link DVI.

ELSA Announces Single-slot GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics Card

ELSA announced the GeForce GTX 750 Ti SP, a single slot, air-cooled graphics card based on NVIDIA's first "Maxwell" based GPU. Sticking to single-slot dimensions, the card is 18.4 cm long, featuring a full-length metal shroud covering a nickel-plated copper channel heatsink, which is ventilated by a 70 mm spinner. The card draws all its power from the PCI-Express 3.0 bus interface. Display outputs include two dual-link DVI, and one mini-HDMI. That's not all, it also comes with a tiny factory-overclock. The core runs at 1045 MHz (vs. 1020 MHz reference), and memory at 4.40 GHz (vs. 4.34 GHz reference). The card will release in the Japanese market first, on the 23rd of September

ELSA Announces GeForce GTX 760 SAC Graphics Card

ELSA announced its non-reference GeForce GTX 760 offering, the GTX 760 SAC (silent air-cooling). Based entirely on Inno3D's iChill design, the card features a blue-colored non-reference design PCB, and a cooling solution that's easy to clean. It uses a conventional aluminum fin-stack design, covered by an easy-to-remove die-cast metal shroud, on which its two 70 mm fans are suspected. The shroud can be detached by simply turning a few thumb-screws, letting you clean the fans and heatsink. The GTX 760 SAC features NVIDIA-reference clock speeds of 980 MHz core, 1033 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory. Based on the 28 nm GK104 silicon, the GeForce GTX 760 packs 1,152 CUDA cores, 96 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 2 GB of memory. ELSA is including a 1-week's subscription to ArcheAge, a Japanese MMO.

ELSA Announces 4 GB GeForce GTX 770 SAC

NVIDIA partner ELSA, which specializes in Quadro and GeForce graphics cards, rolled out its GeForce GTX 770 SAC graphics card, featuring 4 GB of memory. The card appears to be sourced from Inno3D, which can be made out with the design of the cooler. The cooler features an easily detachable shroud, which lets you clean the underlying heatsink. This factory-overclocked graphics card ships with 1070 MHz core, 1100 MHz GPU Boost, and 7.00 GHz memory. Based on the GK104 silicon, the GeForce GTX 770 features 1,536 CUDA cores, 128 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide memory interface. ELSA didn't announce pricing.

ELSA Announces GeForce GTX 770 SAC

ELSA rolled out its GeForce GTX 770 SAC (silent air cooling) graphics card (model: GD770-2GERX). It combines a custom-design PCB with its SAC cooling solution, both of which appear to be Inno3D designs. It offers factory-underclocked speeds of 1046 MHz core, 1070 MHz GPU Boost, and 7.00 GHz memory. The SAC cooler uses a series of copper heat pipes that make direct contact with the GPU, which convey heat to a monolithic aluminum fin-stack. This is ventilated by a pair of 80 mm fans, suspended on a die-cast metal shroud that's easily detachable by turning six thumb-screws. The card draws power from a combination of 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors; display outputs include two dual-link DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort. The card should be priced on-par with most reference-design GTX 770 cards.

ELSA Announces GeForce GTX 650 Ti SAC Graphics Card

ELSA announced the GeForce GTX 650 Ti SAC (silent air cooling) graphics card. While the card bears striking resemblance to the GTX 650 SAC, it uses a different (NVIDIA-reference design) PCB, since the ASIC is different (GK106-220-A1). The card features GPU clock speed of 928 MHz, with 5.40 GHz memory. It draws power from one 6-pin PCIe power connector, display outputs include two dual-link DVI, and a mini-HDMI. The SAC cooler combines an monolithic aluminum heatsink with an easy to detach cooler shroud on which the fan is suspended, which makes the cooler easy to clean. Slated for October 25, the GTX 650 Ti SAC from ELSA is priced around 16,800¥ (US $210).

ELSA Announces GeForce GTX 660 and GTX 650 SAC Series Graphics Cards

ELSA announced a pair of new SAC (silent air-cooling) series graphics cards based on the GeForce GTX 660 and GTX 650. Likely originally made by Inno3D, ELSA's graphics cards feature an easily removable cooler shroud that lets you clean the fan assembly and the heatsink. The GTX 660 SAC uses a dual- 75 mm fan cooler that can keep the card running at 25 dBA, and up to 8°C lower than NVIDIA-reference cooler. It is clocked at 980 MHz core, 1033 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz memory. It packs 2 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 192-bit wide memory interface.

ELSA's GeForce GTX 650 SAC, on the other hand, features a more compact PCB, with a single 85 mm fan that keeps the card running with a noise output of 24 dBA, and below 60°C. Its core is clocked at 1085 MHz, and memory at 5.00 GHz. It packs 1 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 128-bit wide memory interface. Both cards include ELSA's GPU Optimizer software that lets you tweak clock and fan speeds. Slated for market release on October 25, the ELSA GTX 660 SAC is expected to be priced at 25,800 JPY (US $328); the ELSA GTX 650 SAC, on the other hand, is slated for October 18, and is priced at 12,800 JPY (US $163).

ELSA Rolls Out GeForce GTX 680 Hybrid Graphics Card

ELSA announced its newest high-end graphics card, the GeForce GTX 680 Hybrid. Available in 2 GB and 4 GB variants, the card features a slightly modified NVIDIA reference design PCB, and Arctic Accelero Hybrid air+liquid cooling solution. The cooler uses a combination of closed-loop liquid block and fan-heatsinks to cool the GPU, memory, and VRM areas of the PCB.

Both 2 GB and 4 GB variants of the ELSA GTX 680 Hybrid ship with 1006 MHz core, 1124 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.28 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory. The cards draw power from 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Display connectors include two dual-link DVI, and one each of DisplayPort and HDMI. The cards are 4-way SLI-capable. Slated for October 12, the 2 GB ELSA GTX 680 Hybrid is priced at 64,800 JPY (US $830), while the 4 GB variant will go for 72,800 JPY (US $933.12). In related news, ELSA also announced a single-slot, low-profile graphics card based on the GeForce GT 640. The card sticks to NVIDIA-reference clock speeds of 900 MHz core, 1.80 GHz memory, and packs 1 GB of DDR3 memory. It is priced at 9,980 JPY (US $127).

ELSA Announces Thunderbolt PCI-Express Expansion Box

Run out of expansion slots in your system? Bulky graphics cards eating into smaller PCI-Express x1/x4 slots for devices such as PCIe SSDs, sound cards, and other expansion cards? ELSA has a solution for you, provided you have a Thunderbolt port to spare. The company announced the MAGMA ExpressBox 3T, an external add-on card enclosure, which talks to its host over Thunderbolt.

The MAGMA ExpressBox 3T encloses three standard expansion card bays, with two open-ended PCI-Express 2.0 x8 slots and a PCI-Express 2.0 x4. The three can be used for PCI-Express add-on cards of nearly every electrical configuration. The enclosure packs its own 250W power supply. It features two Thunderbolt ports, with which it can be a part of a larger Thunderbolt device daisy-chain, letting you conserve the limited number of Thunderbolt ports in your system. The enclosure is PC and Mac-compatible. Measuring 371 x 200 x 110 mm (WxDxH), the enclosure is made of aluminum panels with a steel frame. The company did not reveal pricing or availability information.

ELSA Announces GeForce GT 640 2 GB Graphics Card

ELSA announced a new 2 GB GeForce GT 640 graphics card in the full-height, single-slot form-factor (model: GD640-2GERGT). The card uses an aluminum fan-heatsink that stays within the confines of a single expansion card slot. The card sticks to NVIDIA reference clock-speeds for the GeForce GT 640, of 900 MHz core and 1.78 GHz memory. The card packs 2 GB of GDDR3 memory installed across a 128-bit wide memory interface. The 28 nm GK107 silicon packs 384 CUDA cores. The card draws power from the PCI-Express slot. Display outputs include two dual-link DVI and a mini-HDMI. It is slated for mid-August.

ELSA Announces GeForce GTX 670 SAC Graphics Card

NVIDIA AIC partner known more for its Quadro professional graphics cards, launched the GeForce GTX 670 SAC (silent air-cooling) graphics card (model: GD670-2GERX2). The card combines a reference clock-speed GeForce GTX 670 graphics processor with a custom-design cooler that comes with a tool-free removable shroud that makes it easier to clean the heatsink beneath. The card appears to be originally manufactured by Inno3D.

As mentioned earlier, the ELSA GTX 670 SAC ships with reference clock speeds of 915 MHz core, 980 MHz GPU Boost, and 6.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory. The cooler design consists of a dense aluminum fin array, to which heat is conducted by a number of copper heat pipes, which is then ventilated by a pair of 75 mm fans, which offer 12 dBA lower noise, and up to 12°C lower temperatures than NVIDIA reference design cooler. The PCB appears to be essentially the same as NVIDIA reference design PCB, except its blue color. It is slated for 11th August.

ELSA Catches Up With Its Gladiac GeForce GTX 670 Graphics Card

Japanese company ELSA, which specializes in Quadro and GeForce graphics cards, finally unveiled its Gladiac GeForce GTX 670 graphics card (model: GD670-2GERX). Pictured below, the ELSA's card sticks to NVIDIA reference design, except for the color of the PCB. It even sticks to reference clock speeds of 915 MHz core, 980 MHz GPU Boost, and 6008 MHz memory (GDDR5 effective). Based on the 28 nm GK104 silicon, the GTX 670 packs 1344 CUDA cores, a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 2 GB of memory, on this card. It is priced at 52,800 JPY.

ELSA Rolls Out its Gladiac GeForce GTX 680 Graphics Card, Finally

Japanese company ELSA, which specializes in NVIDIA-powered graphics cards, known more for selling Quadro professional graphics, finally unveiled its Gladiac GeForce GTX 680 graphics card. This launch comes nearly 15 days after NVIDIA unveiled the new GPU, and even as Japanese PC enthusiasts queued up outside stores at midnight to get their GTX 680 graphics cards sold by other AIC partners (NVIDIA NDA went up at midnight March 23, in Japan).

ELSA's Gladiac GeForce GTX 680 brings just the NVIDIA-reference design card to the table. It even sticks to NVIDIA's reference clock speeds of 1006/1056/1502 MHz (core-base/core-boost/memory-actual). Making use of a 28 nm GK104 GPU based on the "Kepler" architecture, the GeForce GTX 680 packs 1536 CUDA cores, and 2 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 256-bit wide memory interface, with 192 GB/s memory bandwidth. ELSA GeForce GTX 680 goes for 64,800 JPY (US $787.4), while graphics cards from other AIC vendors are typically priced around 57,000 JPY in the Akihabara shopping district.

StormST Unveils Still Tower Gamer Edition PC

Japanese PC manufacturer StormST unveiled the Still Tower Gamer Edition desktop PC, which is configured to offer decent features and performance at a value price point. It's more of a "pre-integrated PC", since even its chassis is sourced from other brands. The chassis is an NZXT H2 (white or black) silent case.

Innards include Intel Core i7-2600K processor cooled by SCYTHE APSALUS2 120 closed-loop water cooler, ASRock Z68 Pro3 motherboard, 8 GB (4 GB x2) DDR3-1333 MHz memory, ELSA Gladiac GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1 GB graphics, Intel SSD 320 Series 80 GB holding the OS and Program Files, 2 TB storage HDD holding Users and Documents folders, Pioneer DVD writer, Antec Earthwatts Green 650W PSU, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS. All this, for 129,780 JPY or US $1,685.

ELSA Unveils Compact GeForce GTX 560 Ti Graphics Card

As the market for compact PCs grows, so will the push to make them faster. In space-congested mini-ITX form-factor cases, you're more likely to face a crunch with the length of addon-cards the case can accommodate, than its height (whether it's low-profile or full-height). To address this, Japansese graphics card manufacturer ELSA unveiled its latest GeForce GTX 560 Ti based graphics card, which uses a much shorter PCB (lengthwise).

Called the ELSA Gladiac GTX 560 Ti Mini, the card provides a reasonably powerful GPU that's game for 1080p gaming, in a compact form-factor. The PCB's length is 59 mm less than that of NVIDIA reference PCB. It uses a heat-pipe fed fan-heatsink assembly that uses a 80 mm fan to ventilate a dense aluminum fin array. The card uses clock speeds of 822 MHz, 1644 MHz, and 4008 MHz (core/CUDA cores/memory effective). It features 1 GB of GDDR5 memory over a 256-bit wide memory interface. It can pair with any other GTX 560 Ti card in 2-way SLI configuration. It will make its way to markets next week.

NVIDIA Announces Quadro 400 Professional Graphics Card

NVIDIA announced today the NVIDIA Quadro 400 graphics processing unit (GPU), a new professional graphics solution that puts the power of the GPU in the hands of designers and engineers. Built for use with professional applications, such as Autodesk AutoCAD, the NVIDIA Quadro 400 GPU provides up to 5X faster performance over high-end consumer gaming cards. It also gives up to 10X improvement when running industry leading CAD/CAM applications.

Priced at just $169, the Quadro 400 GPU also offers excellent power efficiency, consuming less than 35 watts, and its low-profile footprint means it offers the flexibility to fit into any workstation, including small form-factor systems.

NVIDIA Introduces NVS Business Graphics Solutions

NVIDIA announced today the immediate availability of the NVIDIA NVS 300 Business Graphics Solution, a graphics processor designed for the enterprise that delivers exceptional visual fidelity across up to eight displays while consuming minimal power. With nearly 25 percent more efficient power utilization, the NVS 300 graphics processor is designed for mission-critical applications ranging from command and control centers, to securities trading floors, to digital signage installations.

The NVS graphics processor brand has become the standard for multi-display business computing environments because it is easy to deploy, cost-effective and power efficient. The NVS 300 graphics processor simplifies IT administration, offering the most versatile display connectivity available in a low-profile, space saving graphics card design. Regardless of the display type (LCD, DLP or plasma) or system type (standard tower PC, workstation or small form factor system), the NVS 300 delivers the best image quality, supporting VGA, DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI at resolutions as high as 2560x1600.

ELSA Intros GeForce 210 Low-Profile PCI-Express x1 Accelerator

Japanese firm ELSA is out with a low-profile graphics card based on the NVIDIA GeForce 210 GPU, this one uses a PCI-Express 2.0 x1 interface, for broader compatibility. It makes for an ideal match with PCs that have PCI-Express x16 slots populated. The card retains the simple PCB layout of most of its PCI-E x16 counterparts. The GPU holds 16 shader cores, and a 64-bit wide memory interface, with which it connects to 512 MB of DDR2 memory on this card. Output connectivity includes DVI and HDMI. The company seems to believe the PCI-E x1 interface to be a big incentive to its target buyers, and hence priced it at the JPY equivalent for US $137.

ELSA Rolls Out Gladiac 998 GT SS (Save Power & Silent) Graphics Accelerator

Japanese NVIDIA partner ELSA unveiled a new graphics accelerator based on the GeForce 9800 GT. The Gladiac 998 GT SS (Save Power & Silent) falls into the new breed of 9800 GT cards that have been touting features such as energy-efficiency, some even abandoning the use of auxiliary PCI-Express power input. The clock speeds of this card stay below the reference speeds for 9800 GT, although kosher considering the number of companies that have done something similar to lower power consumptions. The core is clocked at 550 MHz (1375 MHz shader), while the 512 MB memory adheres to reference speeds of 900 MHz (1800 MHz DDR). The double-slot cooler is very quiet according to the company, with a rated noise output of 15 dBA. The card is yet to reach Japanese markets for a quote of its price.

ELSA Japan and LucidLogix to Introduce High Performance Computing Products

ELSA Japan, a leading computer graphics solution provider and Lucidlogix (Kfar Netter, Israel, CEO - Moshe Steiner) announce an agreement to deploy Lucid's HYDRA based chip in ELSA Japan High Performance products.

The companies have teamed up to transform high performance computing in the Japanese marketplace. For the first time, a product based on Lucid's HYDRA technology will be used in a new line of ELSA Japan high performance systems for the HPC, broadcast and medical markets.

ELSA Innovates Efficient GeForce 9800 GTX+ Design

One look at ELSA's GLADIAC 998 GTX Plus V2, and you're bound to say "It looks familiar". ELSA has taken advantage of the smaller thermal and electrical footprints of the 55nm GeForce 9800 GTX+, and has borrowed heavily from the design of the GeForce 8800 GTS-512 to come up with this design, both with PCB and cooler designs, albeit a slightly larger fan.

This card will use reference NVIDIA clock speeds for the GeForce 9800 GTX+, that's 738/1836/2200 MHz (core/shader/memory). The PCB length gets a cut from 267mm (reference 9800 GTX(+) PCB) to 229mm. The company claims the card to run about 7 °C cooler than the reference cooler. It sports 512 MB of memory, SLI and dual-DVI connectors with HDCP-compliancy. The card is expected to become available in Japan in the next few days.
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