Premium Graphics Card with World’s #1 GPU Cherry-picking Process ─GPU Gauntlet™ Sorting

September 21, 2009 // 5:06 p.m.

Taipei, Taiwan, 21st September, 2009 – GIGABYTE, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the latest addition to its new Super Overclock Series. Built with an NVIDIA GTX 275 GPU, the GIGABYTE GV-N275SO-18I features astonishing 1792 MB GDDR3 memory and 448-bit memory interface. Each GPU is cherry-picked for top performance, power efficiency and reliability using GIGABYTE’s innovative GPU Gantlet Sorting Process and the memory size is doubled compared to a standard GTX 275 graphics card on market. Using advanced technical selection with combined with Ultra Durable VGA boards; users will enjoy excellent graphic card performance on all the top 3D gaming titles.



GPU Gauntlet Sorting

First, GIGABYTE’s database analysis system evaluates the GPU core engine, shader engine and memory. If a processor doesn’t meet the pre-defined standard, it will not qualify for the Super Overclock Series.



In addition, GIGABYTE’s proprietary testing toolkit allows engineers to inspect and select the GPUs with the highest frequency. This program operates for 30 minutes and provides important data on the maximum overclocking ability when compared to a stock GPU. Once the Super Overclock point has been determined, engineers will boost the frequency to offer the highest factory default clock setting in the market.

Next, each Super Overclock Series GPU faces the Graphics benchmarks, FurMark and 3Dmark Vantage, to measure performance and stability under an intense graphics load. A GPU that passes this stage will perform at a lower temperature and fan speed compared to a standard GPU. By choosing the cream of the crop, GIGABYTE ensures rich rendering of intricate 3D scenes and realistic physical effects such as water, gas, steam, fire, etc for a lifelike gaming adventure.


Last but not least, engineers test the power switching and stability. The GPUs with the best power efficiency and lowest power consumption qualify for the Super Overclock Series. And GIGABYTE understands that premium graphics cards should not sound like a cement truck rolling down the freeway, so a large cooling fan provides for a quiet computing environment.



Thanks to Ultra Durable VGA 5 quality components, 2 oz copper PCB, first tier memory, Japanese solid capacitors, ferrite core cokes and low RDS on MOSFET, the Super Overclock Series provides for top performance in graphics benchmarking. These high-quality components promise consumers 5%~10% lower GPU temperatures, 10-30% higher overclocking capability, and switching power loss that is reduced by 10-30%.



GIGABYTE’s innovative GPU Gauntlet™ Sorting process provides three main benefits:



1. Full-throttle Performance Tuning

Proprietary database analysis system helps engineers investigate GPU core, shader and memory. Super Overclock Series video card sets its factory overclocked at optimal stability point (Super OC point), which is an exact balance between high frequency and efficient power consumption, delivering top performance for power users.




2. Optimized Thermal Efficiency

With high-quality Gigabyte Ultra Durable VGA components, the processor selected by GPU Gauntlet™ Sorting boasts extra lower temperature by 5 to 10%. The guarantee fan speed at 1500 rpm in high-rated 3D and physics-accelerated games helps reduce noise for an absolutely quite environment.




3. Expert Power Switching

GPUs are examined and tested for the highest power efficiency and lowest power consumption using the FurMark and 3DMark Vantage benchmark. A Gigabyte GTX 275 Super Overclock Series graphics card delivers a 9% increase in performance compared to a standard GTX 275 card. And a Gigabyte GTX 275 Super Overclock Series card guarantees the same overclocking capability as a standard GTX 275 reference video card, but with lower power consumption.


Realistic Gaming Experience

GIGABYTE GV-N275SO-18I supports NVIDIA PhysX® technology which grants gamers realistic 3D gaming experience. NVIDIA PhysX® technology adds an element of realism never before seen in gaming. Gamers can experience dynamic PhysX® effects like blazing explosions, reactive debris, realistic water, and lifelike characters. In addition, GV-N275SO-18I features NVIDIA CUDA® technology to accelerate the most demanding system tasks, delivering incredible performance improvements over traditional CPUs. Integrated with unique NVIDIA SLI® Technology, GIGABYTE GV-N275SO-18I is able to offer amazing performance, scaling for the world’s fastest gaming solution under Windows 7 with solid, state-of-the-art drivers. GIGABYTE GV-N275SO-18I integrated with NVIDIA PureVideo® HD technology enables gamers to enjoy ultimate HD gaming experience on your digital playground.

Furthermore, GIGABYTE GV-N275SO-18I also supports NVIDIA 3D Vision™ technology. Forming the foundation for a new consumer 3D stereo ecosystem for gaming and home entertainment PCs, 3D Vision is a combination of high-tech wireless glasses, a high-power IR emitter and advanced software that automatically transforms hundreds of PC games into full stereoscopic 3D experiences.


For more details of GIGABYTE GV-N275SO-18I, please visit the GIGABYTE VGA website at:

www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/VGA/Default.aspx



About GIGABYTE Upgrade Your Life

GIGABYTE, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a global leading brand in the IT industry, with employees and business channels in almost every country. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a research and development team and has since taken the lead in the world's motherboard market. On top of motherboards and graphics accelerators, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include notebook and desktop PCs, digital home entertainment appliances, networking servers, communications, mobile and handheld devices, servicing every facet of people's lives at home or business. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with the most innovative designs and impeccable quality and services. Visit www.gigabyte.com.tw for more information.
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