NVIDIA’s GeForce 900 Series has been a long time coming and gamers have anxiously awaited it. NVIDIA has been using the Kepler architecture for quite sometime and when Maxwell was introduced last year we only saw the entry-level and budget friendly cards. When we finally got word that we would be seeing performance segment Maxwell cards let’s just say we got excited. Today we will be looking at our first review of a GeForce 900 series card and it comes in the form of the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming. For starters the GeForce GTX 970 has 1664 CUDA cores, 104 texture units, 64 ROPs and packs 4GB of GDDR5 memory. Normally this card would have speeds of 1050 MHz core and 1178 MHz boost, but Gigabyte has overclocked their version to speeds of 1178 MHz core and 1329 MHz boost. On top of that Gigabyte has implemented their latest WindForce 3X cooler on the card to give you the best cooling possible. Let’s get this card on the bench and see what it can do!
We all got to know of the new releases of the GV-R929XOC-4GD (Radeon R9 290X) and GV-R929OC-4GD (Radeon R9 290) through the official Gigabyte website. Without any prior notice, the company straight away published details on the website regarding the new custom-cooled and factory-over locked graphics cards which are powered by AMD’s Hawaii GPU.
Gigabyte has an upcoming Radeon R9 290X OC Edition graphics card. This card will feature Gigabyte’s own high performance WindForce 3X cooler. Many people have been waiting for custom R9 290X cards as the reference designed card run extremely hot and have noise issues. There have been rumors that we might not see these custom cards till 2014.
With all of the GeForce GTX 780 Ti releases yesterday there was one that caught our eye, but then we looked into it we were a little confused. Gigabyte introduced a GeForce GTX 780 Ti Overclock Edition (GV-N78TOC-3GD) graphics card. The reason why were are confused is that unlike EVGA, Gigabyte did not list the speeds of the card at all in their press release.
Gigabyte has announced another variant to its GeForce GTX 770 line of graphics card. This one is called the GeForce GTX 770 WindForce 3X OC, which is basically an overclocked version of the already released GeForce GTX 770 WindForce card. It features a factory overclock, a non-reference PCB, Gigabyte’s WindForce 3X cooler and 4GB of onboard memory.
NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX Titan has been making waves over the past few weeks. It still stands as the fastest consumer-based graphics card available. We have seen many different companies release Titan cards, but they are all based on the reference design and have reference coolers. Today we get a first look at a Titan card that does not have a reference cooling solution, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX Titan WindForce 3X.