Gigabyte Intros R9 270X OC 4GB with WindForce 3X Cooler

It seems that many manufacturers are releasing R9 270X graphics cards with 4 GB of graphics memory rather than 2 GB, and Gigabyte is one more manufacturer to join the crowd. Its latest graphics card, the R9 270X OC, with codename GV-R927XOC-4GD, features something the competitors don't – a triple-fan cooler.

The card is built on a non-reference PCB design. The triple-fan cooler is known as the WindForce 3X cooler, and is also featured on various high-end graphics cards from Gigabyte. It is built with three fans, two aluminum fin stacks, as well as a number of heat pipes and a plastic shroud.

Gigabyte has clocked its R9 270X OC 4 GB at 1050 MHz base with a 1100 MHz GPU boost frequency. The memory on the card is clocked at an effective speed of 5.6 GHz.

There was no word on pricing or availability yet.

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  • Before anyone complains about the 4gb being unnecessary, it does have a practical use. Think about people wanting to do crossfire and end up with more performance then an R9 290x, wouldn't be much use to crossfire without all the Vram otherwise you would end up with 2gb of vram.
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  • Before anyone complains about the 4gb being unnecessary, it does have a practical use. Think about people wanting to do crossfire and end up with more performance then an R9 290x, wouldn't be much use to crossfire without all the Vram otherwise you would end up with 2gb of vram.
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  • And where does all that heat go?
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  • As next-gen is on our doorsteps, I think the better future proofed you are right now, the better. 1-2 GB video for today will be TINY in the following 1-2 years, as texture quality will explode.
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