Originally Posted by psyside
I will be getting Gigabyte GTX680 Windforce soon, but im confused about this,
Ultra Durable VGA™
GPU Temperature 5%~10% down
Ultra Durable VGA board provides dramatic cooling effect on lowering both GPU and memory temperature by doubling the copper inner layer of PCB. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA can lower GPU temperature by 5% to 10%.
Overclocking Capability 10%~30% Up
Ultra Durable VGA board reduces voltage ripples in normal and transient state, thus effectively lowers noises and ensures higher overclocking capability. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA graphic accelerators improve overclocking capability by 10% to 30%.
Power Switching Loss 10%~30% Down
Ultra Durable VGA board allows more bandwidth for electron passage and reduces circuit impedance. The less circuit impedance, the more stable flow of current and can effectively improve power efficiency. GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA can lower power switching loss by 10% to 30%.
Does this means this card has completely redesigned PCB? i tought its only the cooler and 1 more phase, are you guys satisfied owners of this card? so this means difference chokes/mofsets etc? are the phases different models then the reference as well?
How well does it overclock and what are the maximum temps when oc to lets say 1250+ does the vrm/power delivery parts gets hot?
Also are there 2 versions of this cards? on same reviews the card is named OC, on some there is no OC in the model name, what gives?