Gigabyte Releases GeForce GTX 670 with WindForce 2X Cooling

Published: 9th Jul 2012, 12:48 GMT

Gigabyte Releases GeForce GTX 670 with WindForce 2 Cooling
Gigabyte launches a new ‘castrated’ version of GeForce GTX 670 graphics card with a dual-fan WindForce 2X cooling. So here we are the first to report the existence of a new model.

A Taiwanese company has added a new variant of GeForce GTX 670 to its lineup. Gigabyte has already a GeForce GTX 670 OC with WindForce 3X. Now they added a new model with two fans, also known as WindForce 2X cooling solution, which is quite similar to the one on GTX 550 Ti. It has two 100mm fans covering the heatsinks with copper heatpipes. Besides the new cooler, there are no noticeable differences in comparison to WindForce 3X model, so this looks like a cheaper variant.

It does however come with new clocks. Base core clock was set to 941 MHz and boost clock to 1019 MHz. Memory clock was not changed and has the effective speed of 6 GHz. Card has the same modified (copied) board from GTX 680. When we get into details though, we learn that new model is 10mm shorter and 1mm thinner than 670OC version.

As for the features, card is equipped with Ultra Durable VGA components. Gigabyte claims that the upgraded double copper layer PCB can reduce the GPU temperature by 5 to 10%. This also increases the overclocking capability.

Card is already available in UK for £327.56 inc. VAT, or in Belgium for €422,81.

NameGTX 670 OC WindForce 3XGTX 670 WindForce 2X
ModelGV-N670OC-2GDGV-N670WF2-2GD
Chipset
GeForce GTX 670
GeForce GTX 670
Base Clock
980 MHz
941 MHz
Boost Clock
1058 MHz
1019 MHz
Memory Clock
6008 MHz
6008 MHz
Process Technology
28 nm
28 nm
Memory Size
2048MB
2048MB
Memory Bus
256 bit
256 bit
Card Bus
PCI-E 3.0
PCI-E 3.0
Memory Type
GDDR5
GDDR5
I/ODual-link DVI-I *1Dual-link DVI-I *1
DVI-D *1DVI-D *1
DisplayPort *1DisplayPort *1
HDMI *1HDMI *1
Digital max resolution
2560 x 1600
2560 x 1600
Analog max resolution
2048 x 1536
2048 x 1536
Card size
H=43 mm, L=275 mm, W=136.6 mm
H=42 mm, L=265 mm, W=136.5 mm
Power requirement
550 W
550 W




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