Whether you are an AMD or Nvidia partner, your aim is to make a unique card that can harness the chips power and performance, while adding a unique spin onto things, whether it be from an overclock straight out of the factory, or a custom cooler. Heck, it may even be both, giving you a sweet recipe that will keep the consuming wanting more.
Now occassionally you’ll see a range of graphics cards that really break the boundaries, and we see this with every brand on the market today, and it’s what makes them famous and recognizable within the retail industry. MSI are famous for their TwinFrozr coolers, while Sapphire are renowned the world over by their Vapor-x specialist cooling solution, and XFX are known for their Double Dissipation cooler, or as most would prefer the big Double D’s.
Then we have Gigabyte, who are known across the world for their patented Windforce cooler with triple fan design, which looks very similar to the solutions we see from leading GPU cooler; Arctic.
The card comes with a factory overclock straight out of the box to give the user even more power than a reference GTX 670, which is already a powerful card for a reasonable price. Having an overclock means the reference clocks have been pushed further, past their stock limits, meaning that the extra cooling provided by the Windforce 3X cooler should really come in handy, and we’re extremely keen to see how this card compares in our lineup of AMD and Nvidia based cards.
As you know we us, we like to give you a full look at what’s on offer, so before we get benching, lets take a look at the packaging and bundle that is on offer from Gigabyte. Once this is out the way, we can take a look at the card in some more detail, including the Windforce 3X cooler that’s been strapped on, including taking a look at those overclock speeds.
Once that’s done and dusted, we can get on to seeing how this thing performs across our usual variety of games and benchmarking applications.
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