TAIPEI, Taiwan - Gigabyte introduces powerful new additions to its Super Overclocked Series: GTX 580 SOC (GV-N580SO-15I) and HD 6870 SOC (GV-R687SO-1GD). To qualify for Super Overclock Series, GPUs must go through GIGABYTE’s innovative GPU Gauntlet Sorting process and they must be equipped with Ultra Durable VGA or VGA+ boards. Designed specifically for overclocking competition and gaming battle, GIGABYTE’s secret weapons GTX 580 Super Overclock Edition is built with NVDIA GeForce GTX 580 GPU; HD 6870 Super Overclock Edition is built with AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series GPU. To satisfy hardcore gamers and extreme overclockers, GV-N580SO-15I is especially designed with GIGABYTE Extreme Dual BIOS technology. And just as the gamers care about, GIGABYTE makes both card also featured with GIGABYTE WINDFORCE 3X, and OC Guru graphic card smart tuner.
GIGABYTE introduces WINDFORCE, the latest cooling technology that differentiates the brand’s graphics cards from the rest. GIGABYTE understands that a fan is crucial to the graphics card, and knows that this is what gamers really care about. Therefore, only the fan with the most efficiency is selected for GIGABYTE WINDFORCE. To qualify for WINDFORCE, the cooling solution must be equipped with anti-turbulence inclined-fans and pure copper heat pipes. Inclined-fans redirect airflow and help to reduce excessive heat and turbulence. Depending on its orientation, there are 4 types of inclined-fan designs: outward-inclined, 3D-inclined, parallel-inclined, and mirroring-inclined. Each type contributes to generating excellent exterior airflow for efficient heat dissipation from the interior GPU core.
GV-N580SO-15I and GV-R687SO-1GD are both equipped with WINDFORCE 3X cooling solution, but in different types of inclined-fan. GV-N580SO-15I features with WINDFORCE 3X outward-inclined fan design; GV-R687SO-1GD features with WINDFORCE 3X 3D-inclined fan design. These are GIGABYTE’s innovative new generation triple-fan solutions, and sincerely dedicated to gamers!
In addition to GIGABYTE patented inclined-fan design, GV-N580SO-15I is equipped with two 8mm copper heat pipes and a king-size (140x86 mm) vapor chamber to maximize the speed of heat dissipation. The special outward-inclined triple-fan design effectively minimizes the flow of turbulence between three fans. With a unique vapor chamber, WINDFORCE 3X is able to transfer heat from the hot spot to the cool spot as thermal energy becomes evaporated to the surrounding air. By capillary action, the condensed liquid droplets circulate back to the base of chamber. The cycles of evaporation and condensation enhance heat dissipation for greater cooling efficiency.
As opposed to the traditional concept of dual BIOS chips where one is a main BIOS and the other one is a backup BIOS, GIGABYTE Extreme Dual BIOS technology contains two different BIOS chips designed for separate purposes. GIGABYTE Extreme Dual BIOS technology supports one-touch dual BIOS switching button to shift between two BIOSes.
GIGABYTE’s very own GPU Gauntlet Sorting process is the key to the best GPUs for Super Overclock Series. A GPU must pass a sequence of tests to be selected. This unique process offers three major advantages. First, full-throttle performance tuning improves overclocking ability. Second, optimized thermal efficiency lowers extra temperatures. Fan speed is guaranteed at standard rpm in high-rated 3D and physics-accelerated games to reduce noise for an absolutely quiet environment. Lastly, expert power switching lowers power switching loss. With GPU Gauntlet Sorting, GIGABYTE SOC graphics card guarantees higher overclocking ability.
Thanks to Ultra Durable VGA+ that features 5+1 quality components, the Super Overclock Series supports top performance in graphics benchmarking. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA+’s 5 units of proadlizer on GV-N580SO-15I graphics cards is able to provide purer power supply compared to traditional power design (zero proadlizer). One of the quality components of Ultra Durable VGA+ is GIGABYTE’s exclusive use of proadlizers. On GV-N580SO-15I graphics cards, GIGABYTE uses five NEC Proadlizer, also known as film capacitors, to provide amazing current capacity and extremely low ESL/ESR for super overclocking ability. The added proadlizers transmit more stable power even during heavy loading.