Gigabyte to Bundle WindForce 450W on Select GTX Titans

Gigabyte’s rather impressive looking WindForce 450 W cooler was formally unveiled in April during the company’s “New Idea” Tech Tour, and since then, the tri-fan GPU cooler has been seen on a GTX 680,  GTX 770 and the GTX Titan. Since Nvidia currently restricts companies from altering the latter card’s reference cooler, Gigabyte plans to circumvent this by bundling the WindForce 450 W cooler as a “DIY upgrade with select batches of reference design GTX Titans.”

The bundle will retain the GV-NTITAN-6GDB codename and will include instructions on how users can replace Nvidia’s cooler without affecting warranty coverage.

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  • vmem
    LOL, BRILLIANT strategy. tho the reference cooler is still better looking.
    however, if the bundle package means that I DON'T void the warranty by taking the reference cooler off, this would be awesome for people with custom water loops and whatnot
  • bryonhowley
    I really do not understand why Nvidia is so restrictive on some things like making all of the Titan GPU's have the same exact cooler seems silly and petty. Not that I would ever spend the kind of money it would take to buy a Titan in the first place it is just way way to much money for a single card at least for me.
  • kensingtron
    The major benefit in the 3rd party cooler on the titans is the price savings; Which is lost if they are selling 2x coolers with each unit. I guess titan customers don't care about savings though. I'll shut up now.