ZOTAC Gives GeForce GTX 670 Extreme Edition Treatment
Posted By: Dennis - Source: Web
You may not know this but the GTX 680 and GTX 670 are pin compatible GPUs meaning that you can design a single PCB and interchange the chips without any issue. Simply flash a BIOS image and call it good. That was one reason why you saw boards like the Gigabyte GTX 670 rolling with a customized GTX 680 PCB and why we are seeing a super extreme GTX 670 from Zotac.
Cooling the beast is the same swanky cooling solution as the one found on the GTX 680 Extreme Edition. Staying within the confines of 2 expansion slots, the cooler packs a large aluminum fin heatsink that spans the entire length of the card, which uses five 8 mm-thick nickel-plated copper heat pipes that draw heat from the copper GPU base, to the aluminum fin stack. The heatsink is then ventilated by a pair of 92 mm fans.
The PCB is a monster with, what looks like, 13 power phases and extra camel hump to contain them all. Sadly, according to Zotac, these boards will never be introduced outside of the China market which sounds more like a challenge than a promise.
Who thinks I need to "import" one of these cards for testing in the Ninjalane Labs?
This story is souced from TechPowerUp but ultimatly generated from a news posting at EXPReview as you can tell from the watermark.
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