Colorful Announces GTX 980 Ti iGame KUDAN

Even though the current Maxwell line-up is set to be replaced by Pascal relatively soon if recent revelations are true, it hasn’t stopped new custom models from entering production. Colourful, a vendor offering high-end solutions primarily in the Chinese market has announced their latest product based on the GM200 core. This particular GPU entitled, the GTX 980 Ti iGame KUDAN utilizes an overclocked core of 1203MHz and boost reaching 1304MHz. On another note, the graphics card is powered by two 8-pin PCI-E connectors and includes three DisplayPort connectors, one HDMI and a DVI-I port. Of course, it’s built on the 28nm process and comes with 6GB GDDR5 memory using a 384 bit bus.

The GTX 980 Ti iGame KUDAN opts for a unique cooling solution with an integrated water cooling loop and five heatpipes. Furthermore, the densely packed fin array provides exceptional thermal dissipation and should allow for some impressive manual overclocking performance. The water cooling aspect even allows you to add the GPU to a custom loop via the embedded block mount.

Colourful have employed silver plating technology to improve the PCB’s reliability compared to traditional copper alternatives. This also reduces oxidation and should allow for a longer lifespan.

The graphics card employs an impressive power delivery to enable large overclocks, and there’s EMI shielding throughout. This hefty cooling solution and impeccable components makes it a great choice of users demanding the ultimate in performance. While the timing is a little strange given the upcoming release of Pascal, I highly doubt the GTX 980 Ti is suddenly going to become outclassed by lower end options. However, its price might reduce by a decent amount once the new cards arrive.

Colorful Launches Two New GTX 950 Graphics Cards

The GeForce GTX 950 series is a nice mid-way product both in terms of performance and price. As such it is a go to card for a lot of people, especially MOBA gamers that don’t require the horsepower that comes from the flagship cards. Colorful just launched two new cards based around just that GPU, the Colorful 950-2GD5 and the iGame 950-2GD5 Ymir-U graphics cards. Both of these cards feature the second-generation Maxwell GPU from NVIDIA that brings a high efficiency per watt and thereby a lower power bill and a need for less wattage from your power supply.

The Colorful iGame 950-2GD5 Ymir-U is the latest member of the iGame family and comes with features that usually are found on high-end cards. The iGame features include high-performance GDDR5 memory, Silver Plating Technology for improved stability compared to regular PCBs together with the iGame Pure-Power Inductance (IPP) assuring stable power delivery, low operating temperatures, and reduced electromagnetic interference.

To further aid in performance, the custom iGame cooler features Bio-Shark design fans for 30% more cooling efficiency in tandem with the sand-blasted cooling module. The iGame 950 2GD5 Ymir-U also feature a semi-passive cooling solution that won’t start up until the temperatures reach 60 degrees. The final extra touch in this edition is the hardware overclock button located on the rear of the card and allowing the user to gain higher clock speeds instantly and without any expert knowledge.

The Colorful 950-2GD5 graphics card is basically the same card, but without the bells and whistles. It’s a basic GM206-based graphics card for mid-range and MOBA gaming. The card still features the shark fin fans that are rated for maximum cooling for up to 30,000 hours and the same cooling design.

 

Colorful didn’t reveal any pricing or availability at this time, but I’m sure they’ll follow up with that shortly.

iGame Reveal Worlds First 100-Series Skylake Motherboard

Intel’s new Skylake CPU series is almost here and with the launch just a few months away now, it’s about time one of the big motherboard manufacturers revealed their next-generation motherboards. The Skylake compatible motherboards will welcome the new Intel 100 Series chipset, bringing a host of new features along with the new processors, such as the capability of supporting either DDR3 or DDR4 memory; something that will no doubt please most consumers, given the current price of DDR4 modules.

The Colorful iGame Skylake 100-Series motherboards come in three editions and don’t look too dissimilar from the ROG TUF series of motherboards from Asus.

The new boards come will all the high-end features you would expect, such as a 14-phase power circuit, GamerVoice, Nichicon Audio Capacitors, Killer E2201 + Intel I211-AT dual NIC, CrossFire / SLI three-way (8x + 4x + 4x), PCI-E M.2 slots, six SATA 6GBPS, two SATA Express, USB 3.1, USB 3.0, DDR3L / DDR4 memory compatibility and more.

The new motherboards certainly look great and they’ve got all the usual high-end features and overclocking support one would expect from a high-end gaming motherboards. With this motherboard now out in the wild, let’s hope other manufacturers step up and reveal their latest products. All eyes will be on Computex 2015 to see the next-generation Skylake hardware, excited?

Colorful IGame’s next Motherboard Could Feature Armor Style Cover

There is still some doubt whether the motherboard that has been shown from Colorful IGame actually is a new product about to be launched or just concept art, but I like what I see. It looks new and fresh, yet very familiar. The motherboard is built around the Z97 platform and the two first things I noticed in these published renderings were what looks to be 12 SATA ports and the pre-installed full liquid cooling for the vital parts.

I thought that they ‘forgot’ to add a M.2 slot at first, but they didn’t and it’s also present. It’s located between the bottom two PCIe x16 slots as it can be seen in the above shot. The cover, or armor, or however you’d like to label it has the Gamer Customization label printed just as the colour choice is a typical one for a gaming setup. Black and red, but Colorful also added some white to the mix.

There isn’t much known about the features set yet, but we can assume that they will be very similar to the iGame Z97 that we saw introduced not that long ago.

It will most likely use the Atheros KillerNIC E2200 Gigabit Ethernet controller and have onboard 8 channel 7.1 surround sound setup with Voice Gamer and solid capacitors. It would also be logic to assume that they took the new dual-BIOS feature with them onto this motherboard.

Colorful Announces Their iGame GeForce GTX 960 KUDAN Mini-ITX Graphics Card

Colorful has revealed their iGame GeForce GTX 960 KUDAN Mini-ITX graphics solution, featuring a custom PCB design and factory overclock frequencies.

The GeForce GTX 960 KUDAN is said to be one of the very few Mini-ITX designs with a GM206 chip, making it very popular in the $200 range market. The graphics solution is said to have a low-wattage percentage and provide great 1080p performance.

In terms of specs, the graphics card comes with 1024 CUDA cores, 64 texture mapping units, 32 raster operation units and a 2 GB GDDR5 VRAM with a 128-bit memory interface. While the memory is clocked at 7010 MHz, the GPU clock comes in two blocks.

The factory overclocked specs that come with the card are set at 1127 MHz base and 1178 MHz boost, but a second OC BIOS is said to be available that can ramp up the card to 1152 MHz and 1216 MHz respectively at the push of the button.

Looking at the aesthetics of the card, we see that it features the same design as the iGame GeForce GTX 980 KUDAN, only a bit smaller. It boasts only one fan, but given its low-budget design, it is enough to keep the Mini-ITX card cool.

Power is said to be provided via a 6-pin connector, having the card coming with a 120W TDP. There is also a single SLI connector present on the card and comes with a single DVI, HDMI and three DisplayPort connectors.

Colorful has already listed the card on its website, but details regarding its availability and pricing have yet to be made available.

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Chaintech Announces Colorful iGame Z97 Motherboard

Chaintech was brought back to life as a motherboard brand with the help and partnership of Colorful after a couple of years away from that market. This cooperation has resulted in a new motherboard that doesn’t really know if it wants to be in the overclocker or gaming category, so the iGame Z97 just covers them both.

The first thing that strikes us is the full-cover water cooling setup ranging from the chipset and southbridge all the way up over the VRM. Speaking of the VRM, Chaintech used a 16-phase VRM around the LGA 1150 socket.

It has three PCI-Express x16 Gen. 3 and four PCI-Express x1 Gen 2 slots, six SATA3 ports and a combo mSATA port. Network connection is provided by the Atheros KillerNIC E2200 Gigabit Ethernet controller and the onboard sound is an 8 channel 7.1 surround sound setup with Voice Gamer and solid capacitors. For iGPU users it has a DVI, D-Sub and HDMI connector although I doubt anyone with a motherboard like this would use the iGPU.

The new motherboard features a dual-BIOS with a “feature-rich” setup program. The board is planned for launch on the European and APAC markets, but no other word on pricing and availability yet.

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Colorful GeForce GTX 980 iGame Revealed

Colorful are preparing to launch their new flagship GeForce GTX 980 graphics card, the GTX 980 iGame. The company has quite a reputation for going completely over the top when it comes to their flagship graphics cards and the GTX 980 iGame is no exception.

The Colorful GTX 980 iGame comes equipped with a massive cooler and a monster sized VRM that makes any other GTX 980 series graphics card look small in comparison. The board ships with a non-reference PCB which was designed by Colorful, which features pure silver traces, a ridiculous 14-phase VRM that draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe inputs, server grade tantalum capacitors, DPAK MOSFETs, high-current solid-chokes that won’t whine while under load.

All that hardware is put to good use from some impressive overclocks which are set via the cards dual-BIOS. The first bios runs the card with a 1127 MHz core, 1216 MHz boost and 7 GHz memory clock. The second bios runs at 1178 Mhz core, 1279 MHz boost and 7.01 GHz memory. Each BIOS can be selected via a simple toggle push switch located on the card. The overclock might not sound like a huge leap given the over the top hardware on this card, but you can bet it’ll run cool and stable. Colorful have left plenty of headroom for enthusiasts to push the clocks even further and we don’t doubt for a minute that this card can do a whole lot more thanks to the coolers triple slot design, which is equipped with a compound aluminium fin-stack heatsink and three 100mm fans.

The card also features three DisplayPort 1.2 ports, a single HDMI 2.0, one dual-link DVI connector and a solid metal back-plate. No details on price, but expect this to be one of the fastest and most expensive GTX 980’s on the market.

If that wasn’t enough, iGame are promising an even faster GTX 980, the GTX 980 iGame Kudan which you can expect later this month along side their new GTX 970 iGame; we can’t wait!

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Flagship Colorful iGame Z97 Ymir-X Motherboard Revealed

Colourful have just officially launched their flagship socket LGA1150 motherboard. The iGame Z97, also known as the “Flame Warrior” motherboard is the product of their partnership with Chaintech. The motherboard made its first appearance at Computex earlier this year, but it’s now ready for the consumer market.

The board features a standard ATX form-factor, drawing power from the usual 24-pin ATX connection and an 8-pin EPS connector. Overclocking looks promising too, with a 16-phase CPU VRM, driver-MOSFETs and Poscap capacitors that should allow good power delivery. You’ll also find on-board base-clock tweaking switches, auto-OC buttons, PCIe slot power gating, and a feature rich UEFI dual-BIOS.

There are four DDR3 DIMM slots, three PCI-e 3.0 16X (electrical x8/x4/x4 when all three are populated, x8/x8 when two are, and x16 when one is.) This is backed up by four PCIe 2.0 x1 slots, eight SATA 6 Gb/s ports, mSATA 6 Gb/S port (can also be used as mPCIe, dual like DVI, D-Sub, HDMI, DisplayPort, Killer E2200 Ethernet, 8 Channel HD, Six USB 3.0 ports (four rear, two header). Overall it doesn’t sound like connectivity is going to be an issue and this is pretty much what we would expect to see from any flagship board.

The board is expected to hit the Asia-Pacific and European markets very soon, expect more details on price and availability in the coming weeks.

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iGame 780-3GD5 Graphics Card Announced By Colorful

Colorful Technology launched its iGame 780-3GD5 graphic card which continued the important features of iGame family, adopting one-key overclocking, high quality IPP inductor and Silver Plating Technology. Although the performance of iGame 780 is under iGame Kudan, the performance of Game 780 is 17% better than GTX 780 reference card even when playing AAA title games.

With one-key over clocking, iGame 780-3GD5, the core clock is set for 1006 MHz and memory clock for 6008 MHz, the performance is 17% better than the reference card GTX780. Referenced from aerodynamics design and using three 9 CM super cooling fans, the cooling solution can efficiently reduce the heat from 1.1 GHz high frequency. The numbers of iGame 780-3GD5 heat pipes are three times more than the reference card. With six heat pipes which can reduce the temperature of the chipsets.

It has a 12+2 phase power design with high quality i.P.P inductor and solid state capacitor, providing powerful over clocking ability. The 8 pin + 8 pin power connectors provide stable electric supply. The 780-3GD5 is packs a 3 GB memory with 384-bit memory interface, has 2 mm thick insulated steel plate are strong enough to avoid PCB bending and features Dual DVI-D ports, 1 HDMI port and 1 Display Port to fulfill different needs.

Anyone interested in acquiring one of these graphic cards can visit Colorful’s website for more information on the iGame 780-3GD5 card.

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