As Nvidia has just launched its GDDR5 enhanced GK107 and the GK106 video cards yesterday, most of the company’s add in board (AIB) partners are now announcing and launching their own implementations of the two models.
Chinese video card manufacturer Colorful has just announced its own GTX 650 graphics adapter and the official denomination is iGame GeForce GTX 650.
The card comes with reference clocks of 1058 MHz for the GPU
and 5000 MHz for the memory, but in overclocking mode it will jump to 1110 MHz for the GPU while the memory clock unfortunately remains unchanged.
Overclocking can be easily done by just pressing a button on the backside of the card’s I/O bracket.
The company’s GTX 660 implementation is reportedly
much more interesting as the card comes with a 5-phase power system and even its own overclocking button.
The official name of the card is Colorful iGame GeForce GTX 660
and it features a Silver-Pleated PCB, the Shark Bionic cooling system and One-Key Overclocking function that’s the overclocking button we were telling you about.
By pressing the button, the user will make the card work 1058 MHz for the GPU. Initially, the card is clocked at the default 980 MHz while the memory always stays at the same 6008 MHz.
It is most unfortunate that there are so few video card makers that take the time and effort to pre-overclock or facilitate the user to overclock the GDDR5 memory over the reference specifications.
Colorful is not one of those few, but the cards launched today feature good cooling, decent PCBs and will probably have good prices so we can’t complain much.