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Gigabyte Adds WindForce 3X Cooler to Select GTX Titan Black

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 2 comments

Gigabyte has bundled a WindForce cooler with one of its GTX Titan Black graphics cards.

Gigabyte has announced a GTX Titan Black that comes with a WindForce cooler. Unlike most graphics cards, this time when we say that it comes with a WindForce cooler, we mean that the card itself features the standard Nvidia NVTTM cooler, but Gigabyte has opted to include one of its WindForce 3X 600W coolers in the package.

You might ask what is the point of including a powerful cooler but not mounting it for you. However, there is a good reason for this. Nvidia has restricted the board partners from mounting alternate coolers on its GTX Titan Black graphics cards. In order to get around this restriction, manufacturers simply include a different cooler as well as instructions on how to mount it.

Of course, mounting a cooler is not everybody's cup of tea, but most folks who are interested specifically in a Titan Black are probably able to swap coolers on a graphics card anyway.

The graphics card itself in the package features raised clock speeds with a base frequency of 1006 MHz along with an expected boost frequency of about 1111 MHz – a respectable jump from the reference 889/980 MHz clocks.

When shopping for this card, look for the GV-NTITANBLKGHZ-6GD-B SKU.

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    FastGunna , April 17, 2014 3:24 AM
    If you swap the cooler do you void warranty?
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    FormatC , April 17, 2014 4:00 AM
    Simply swap it back in case of damage :D 

    The Gigabyte cards comes without seals on the screws.
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    Zepid , April 17, 2014 6:08 AM
    This is awesome. I can get a black and an aftermarket cooler without voiding the warranty? Sign me up. Where can I buy one? Searching the model only brings me to the US site, I'm in the US.
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    BranFlake5 , April 19, 2014 10:29 AM
    If you swap the cooler do you void warranty?

    I don't believe so. If Gigabyte policy is like Asus or Evga's, then no it doesn't void warranty. You'll be fine, just keep the stock cooler and put it back on before shipping it back.