MSI's GeForce GTX 480 to Offer Over Voltage Too

We saw in a previous article that Asus's GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 product will pack a special (supported?) feature that will allow the user to tweak the voltage to "shift into overdrive" to make things "50% faster."

Most of you figured with much sense that the "50%" figure sounded a little curious –a fact that we won't be able to investigate until after the official launch this Friday evening. But now MSI's has shown its card(s) and we can see that its offering has a similar "Over Voltage Function" that boasts a more reasonable 15% performance boost.

 

Perhaps this is early indication of the extra overclocking headroom built into the first batch of Fermi cards.

Image source: MSI.

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  • elel
    Next generation of SLI: forget the second vid card, go for a second power supply!
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  • dimar
    Next: Gigabyte, XFX, and the rest will offer the same thing, yeah yeah yeah... Now if one of them would include a free 2kW 95% efficient power supply, that would be news :-)
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  • Anonymous
    so it MSI's over volt will be a smaller thermonuclear explosion compared to asus's bigger one
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  • elel
    Next generation of SLI: forget the second vid card, go for a second power supply!
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  • builderbobftw
    Wow, Somebody at MSI knows the first thing about Graphics cards, and any air cooling can't make it 50% faster!
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  • Anonymous
    so it MSI's over volt will be a smaller thermonuclear explosion compared to asus's bigger one
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