Gigabyte Launch Super OverClock Series

"Popular motherboard and graphics card manufaturer launches a new overclocked range of cards."

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Super OverClock Range
 
GPU Gauntlet SortingGigabyte are releasing a new line of GPUs. They will feature a number of new features that will make the cards more stable and also perform faster than others. The first new technology to make it's way into this line is called GPU Gauntlet Sorting. This involves "cherry picking" the best GPUs to ensure the highest performance from the cards.
 
Then the chips are tested to find the maximum overclock possible and then stress tested using an array of benchmarks fom Futuremark. This is to ensure that the cards can operate at high speeds without issues. Gigabyte will then go on to test GPUs switching power to make sure it can provide clean and consistent power as needed.
 
All of this combines with Ultra Durable VGA 5, similiar to the features seen in Gigabyte's motherboards, such as a 2oz Copper PCB, Tier 1 Samsung / Hynix Memory, Japanese solid capacitors and Ferrite core chokes, meaning the cards will not only perform but they will keep on performing for a long time.
 
The first card to carry the Super OverClock name will be a GeForce GTX260. This is set to arrive in September, although the exact clocks have not yet been announced.
 
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22-08-2009, 11:58:38

PeterStoba
PNY Extend the warranty of their high end XLR8 range.

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05-09-2009, 10:55:50

markfran
I just had an 8800 GTX OC PNY card fail under the 3 year warranty. They sent me a refurbished GTX 260. No Box, no paperwork, only the card in a bubble wrap. I emailed them about this and they jumped all over me and slapped their fine print on me that they were no way under obligation to provide a new card. I don't even know if I can register it. I don't think I can because they say my warranty continues from the first failed card.

Well - the refurbished card is bad after just a couple of days. It artifacts - and the clock speeds
of the card show much slower than they should be - and cannot be changed without failure. Example... core clock should be 576 - it runs @ 341. Memory is less than half its rated speed and so on.

Do not trust these people, dont know what they are going to do about this one yet.

05-09-2009, 10:58:12

PeterStoba

I just had an 8800 GTX OC PNY card fail under the 3 year warranty. They sent me a refurbished GTX 260. No Box, no paperwork, only the card in a bubble wrap. I emailed them about this and they jumped all over me and slapped their fine print on me that they were no way under obligation to provide a new card. I don't even know if I can register it. I don't think I can because they say my warranty continues from the first failed card.

Well - the refurbished card is bad after just a couple of days. It artifacts - and the clock speeds
of the card show much slower than they should be - and cannot be changed without failure. Example... core clock should be 576 - it runs @ 341. Memory is less than half its rated speed and so on.

Do not trust these people, dont know what they are going to do about this one yet.



Whilst I agree they shouldn't go mad and quote their terms and conditions, they can't moan about sending you a GTX260, not your fault.

But to tell people not to trust them is a bold move to make on one such case.

05-09-2009, 11:03:04

markfran
I am basing it not only on my experience - but from mine and multiple other reviews - some from reputable reviewers @ magazine sites.

05-09-2009, 15:23:53

sammytomjohn

some from reputable reviewers @ magazine sites.



have you got a source? i mean you cannot make a claim like that without solid proof! where's ur links to these reputable reviewers from magazines??

05-09-2009, 18:41:10

markfran
Look - that was my experience - that is all that matters. Do a search and you will have no trouble finding evidence. Look for PNY warranty.

06-09-2009, 01:46:13

k4p84
BFG swapped my 8800 GTX's for GTX 260's when they went bad....
and yes they were refurb cards too.

I believe that they have to offer you a six month warranty on an rma replacement by law.

I could be wrong but I dont think you are allowed to sell / replace a product and not offer some form of guarantee that it is not free of faults.

Maybe a little visit to C.A.B. if they get the grumpy with you.

06-09-2009, 09:28:21

markfran
Thanks, thats good to know that other companies are doing the same.
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