Overclockers UK Launches Huge Graphics Cards Sale!

Overclockers UK often engages in heavy promotions and offers some of the best prices for components. In particular, their huge graphics card range caters to various budgets and aggressively targets the UK’s lowest price-point. As a result, consumers can acquire graphics cards at a discounted price and other retailers try to price match to become competitive. However, many struggle to compete with OCUK’s staggering buying power and stock levels.

Today, the company launched a comprehensive sale across a wide array of graphics cards. This includes budget-orientated models like the R9 270X all the way up to the GTX 980Ti. Interestingly, OCUK’s graphics card promotion spans to a number of older-generation cards at rock-bottom prices. For example, you can purchase an MSI Frozr Gaming GTX 780 for only £169.99. This performs similar to the GTX 970 while being approximately £100 cheaper! There is also a reference designed MSI GTX 770 for £109.99 and GTX MSI Gaming LE 780Ti for £239.99. These cards are all backed with a 2-year warranty.

For the price, the 780Ti is astonishing value and used to be a top-tier graphics card. In terms of real world performance, the card competes with the GTX 980 which retails between £375-£450.

Finally, you can pick up the Fury X for £499.99 and the R9 Nano is priced at £469.99. Thankfully, the Fury X prices have come down to the RRP as inflated prices were imposed by retailers due to stock shortages. On another note, the KFA2 GTX 980Ti is available for £479.99 and built on the Titan X PCB. This makes it a good choice for custom water-cooling configurations. My pick of the sale has to be the EVGA GTX 980Ti Superclocked+ which retails for £509.99.

This particular card is used in my own personal rig and features a core clock of 1102MHz and boost of 1190MHz. Additionally the ACX 2.0+ cooling system results in quiet operating temperatures and utilizes a semi-passive 0db mode under low load. The GPU implements a lovely EVGA logo and branding via white LEDs and opts for a hefty backplate.

Please note, only the NVIDIA 900 series cards are eligible for the free game promotion.

Nvidia Discontinues Cards and Cuts Prices in The Wake of GTX980 Launch

In the highly unlikely event that you should have missed it up until now, Nvidia just launched their brand new GeForce GTX 980 and 970 graphics cards during their GAME24 event. These new cards are so powerful that they’ll render the old cards completely obsolete. This is further aided by the fact that the new cards are a lot cheaper to manufacture.

The GeForce GTX 980 is launched at just $549 in the U.S. and £439.99 in the U.K. The new cards are cheaper to make than the previous models as they have 2 billion transistors and four memory chips less. They also have a lighter VRM now, due to the decreased power consumption. This cannibalizes the GTX 780 Ti and GTX 780. The GeForce GTX 970 targets the sub-$350 products and is launched at a price of £259,99 here in the UK, simply blasting the GTX 770 out of the way.

Nvidia has also tweaked the price on their GeForce GTX 760 down to just $219, in order to keep the price versus performance ratio. This is only a temporary meassure until the replacement will be launched sometime in October, the GeForce GTX 960.

If you’re interested in seeing how great these new cards are, head over to our review section and check them out. We already had the Nvidia stocker version and the Gigabyte G1 Gaming edition on the bench, and we’ve also tested them in SLI for you.

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Image courtesy of Nvidia

 

Gigabyte Showoff Huge External “WaterForce” GPU Water Cooler

The team over at VR-Zone saw something very interesting this week while taking part in Tech Tour 2014, they stumbled upon the monstrosity you see in the images here, the Gigabyte WaterForce GPU cooler. It’s not clear at this time if this is a final product, demo, prototype or whatever, but I’m going to guess prototype, because it looks an absolute mess right now.

The water cooling system, that is the radiators, fans, pumps and the control panel are all mounted in an external block, this can be seen sat on the top of the chassis in the picture, much like the extra chassis add-ons for the Cooler Master HAF Stacker. The top component features a set of controls to change everything from temperature, fan and pump speeds, giving you absolute control of the setup and how much cooling performance is needed at any one time.

There are three GeForce GTX 780 Ti graphics cards inside the system and while the cable routing looks drastic, keep in mind that there are six flexible water cooling pipes running amongst that lot as well. These pipes run up to the top 5.25″ drive bays, out through the front of the chassis and up to the top control / radiator block. Cable routing inside the chassis shouldn’t matter too much as it’s relying on the flow of water to cool the graphics cards, not air.

I like the idea, but it’s clear that it needs some work, not to mention a more suitable chassis as a little cable routing wouldn’t go a miss just to stop it looking like garbage in there. What do you think about external GPU water cooling, a good idea or a waste of time?

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Inno3D Introduce GeForce GTX 780Ti iChill DHS 3072MB Graphics Card

Equipped with all new voltage management, including 3 rail PWMs with load balancing, the GTX 780Ti iChill DHS can deliver an insane core overclock of over 1300MHz. Backed up by 3GB of VRAM and a 384-bit interface means that even the latest DX11 gaming are delivered to your monitor in their full cinematic glory. Out performing the GTX Titan Black without breaking a sweat, the GTX 780Ti iChill DHS is a true powerhouse of a graphics card.

The DHS-Edition with its bombastic Triple-Fan-Cooler “Herculez X3 Ultra” is a true High-End-Device that not even the GTX Titan Black can beat. The abbreviation DHS (Double Hand Selected) in this case makes clear that already pre-selected Chips for the Graphics Card have been hand picked yet another time. There is no way of getting more quality and performance. Recommended only for Extreme Gamers! Exclusively available at Overclockers UK.

NVIDIA’s latest Geforce 780Ti takes the fight right to the competition in the battle for current worlds fastest single GPU. Packing a fully enabled GK110 GPU with a whopping 2880 cuda cores this card has huge amounts of processing power to enable it to power through any game. Infact the 780 Ti is so impressive, it’s not just cheaper than TITAN, it beats it in performance and takes the crown as the Best Gaming GPU on the Planet.

NVIDIA are supporting the overclocking community even further with an advanced three rail PWM with load balancing, whereas older GTX 780 and Titan pulled all their power through three rails, they did not load balance. 780Ti’s new PWM means it can source power from three sources and load balance resulting in the same amount of power from each rail, allowing for more superior overclocks and stability. Here at Overclockers UK we tested this and where we found Titans would top out at 1100-1150MHz core, whereas the 780Ti was able to hit 1200-1300Mhz core over and over again, proving this new PWM not only offers efficiency and stability, but also great overclocking ability. When overclocked this cards performance can be increased by upto a further 30%, making it a truly unstoppable force.

The card is exclusively available at Overclockers UK for £619.99.