I think we are going to see quite a few of these from various vendors .... with some real significant improvements over the reference designs w/ the 470.....lotta room for OC'ing.
June 2, 2010 4:19:59 AM
so really this is an article with pictures of a 470. because there have never been factory oced versions of gpus sold before. no specs, no details, no dates, nothing substantial except we know the pcb will be blue! gigabyte has never done that before!
I doubt it'll be worth it... I'm kinda expecting 'Super Overclocked' to be at 40MHz o/c on the core/shaders at most, and I'm predicting they're going to charge a $20 or so price premium. Just like how a regular EVGA GTX 480 costs $499.99 on newegg, yet the EVGA GTX 480 SuperClocked costs $23 more at $522.99, for a 25MHz overclock. Although these Super Overclocked cards have more power phases, I think they are relatively pointless in the sense that it's far more likely extreme overclockers and people of the sort who would be able to make use of these extra phases would buy a GTX 480 instead, yet this is just the GTX 470. Hopefully it'll have a much better cooling system than nVidia's reference design cooler.
This looks like a nice offering but the price is high!! When is the 40nm of TSMC gona be in good working i want to see a full blown fermi card that can do what its ment to do so overclocking these cards is not gona work for me with these prices.