GIGABYTE Gives Their GTX 960 the 4GB Treatment

GIGABYTE has given two of their GeForce GTX 960 graphics cards an upgrade to 4GB of memory, the WindForce 2X and the G1.Gaming. The two GIGABYTE cards feature better cooling solutions and are factory overclocked.

The WindForce 2X (N960WF2OC-4GD) features a the twin fan WindForce 2X cooling solution and comes with a factory-overclock of 1241 MHz core and a 1304 MHz GPU Boost speed. The G1.Gaming (N960G1 GAMING-4GD) comes with the bigger WindForce 3X cooler that has three fans and a bigger heatsink. It comes with a core speed of 1266 MHz and the same 1304 MHz GPU Boost speed. Both of these cards now feature 4 GB of GDDR5 memory on their 128-bit wide memory bus running at 7 GHz.

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Leadtek Launches WinFast GTX 960 HURRICANE Graphics Card

Leadtek has unveiled their Nvidia GTX 960 based WinFast HURRICANE graphics card that comes factory overclocked, with a dual-fan cooler to keep the card cool at the increased load levels.

Leadtek’s GTX 960 HURRICANE comes with 2GB GDDR5 memory and has 1024 CUDA cores. The card runs with a base clock of 1228MHz and a Boost speed of 1291MHz. A 9% improvement over the reference speed. The two-slot card has a power draw of 120W which really isn’t much for the performance you get.

The card has a pretty common connector layout with three DisplayPort, one HDMI and one DVI and it supports up to 4 screen Nvidia Surround View. A 4GB version of the card is also planned, but no further details were revealed at this time.

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ASUS Readies GeForce GTX 970 DirectCU Mini

It looks like ASUS is getting ready to launch their mini-ITX take on the Nvidia GTX 970 card, which would make them the first. TechPowerUp is reporting that ASUS are putting the final touches on the GeForce GTX970 DirectCU Mini (GTX970-DCM-C-4GD5) graphics card.

The factory overclocked card will come with a 1088 MHz core frequency and a Boost speed up to 1228 MHz while the memory is untouched at 7 GHz. The power-economic GTX 970 card only requires a single 8-pin PCIe connector and comes with two dual-link DVI, one HDMI 2.0 and one DisplayPort 1.2 connectors.

The new card looks identical to the previous DirectCU mini cards and comes with a nice looking matte-black back-plate. Sadly no word on pricing or availability yet, but considering the other GTX 970 offerings it won’t be expensive.

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Gigabyte Silently Launches New GTX 970 Graphics Card

Just a week ago Gigabyte launched their GTX 980 and 970 G1 Gaming edition and now they’ve silently launched their second factory overclocked GTX 970 version. The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 WindForce 3X OC (GV-N970WF3OC-4GD). While their press room didn’t mention the new card, it has appeared under the available products and some shops already stock them ready to ship.

The new card features a factory-overclocked GPU with a core speed of 1114 MHz and a boost to 1253 MHz. The 4 GB memory runs at 7.00 GHz (1750 MHz). The base clock is slightly lower than the G1 Gaming Edition, but the boost stays the same; the reference version runs on 1050 MHz with a boost to 1178 MHz, just as comparison.

The cooling is taken care of by the newest generation of Gigabyte’s dual-slot WindForce 3X cooling solution. The three axial 80 mm fans couple with the effective heatsink can handle a lot higher thermal loads than this card can provide; a meagre 145W TDP.

Based on the 28 nm GM204 silicon, the GeForce GTX 970 features 1664 CUDA cores, 104 TMUs, 64 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 4 GB of memory. It performs 370 GFLOPS (Single) and 154 GFLOPS (Double)

There should be plenty of connection options for everyone on this card with two DVI, a HDMI 2.0 and three DisplayPort 1.2. With the Flex Display four of these can be used at once. The card measures 310 x 129 x 43 mm and allows multi-SLI setup.

While I couldn’t find it listed in neither UK nor US, German retailers have started to list it this morning starting at €339 plus shipping and handling.

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