Alongside all the other AMD board partners, Gigabyte has also announced today two new graphics cards based on AMD’s recently launched Radeon HD 7870 and HD 7850 designs, which utilize the company’s proprietary WindForce cooling system.
The more powerful of the two solutions announced today is dubbed the GV-R787OC-2GD and, as its name suggests, this is based on the more powerful AMD Radeon HD 7870 graphics card.
Much like other high-end Gigabyte
creations, the GV-R787OC-2GD also sports the company’s proprietary WindForce 3x cooling system, which relies on three angled fans to dissipate heat produced by the card.
The advanced cooling system is also accompanied by a special Ultra Durable PCB that utilizes only high-end components in order to improve the reliability and overclocking potential of the card.
According to TechPowerUp
, this design enabled Gigabyte to raise the clock of the Pitcairn XT GPU to about 1,100MHz.
The second video card to be announced by Gigabyte today is the GV-R785OC-2GD, which is built around AMD’s Pitcairn Pro graphics core
Compared to its older sibling, this card uses a much simpler cooling solution dubbed the WindForce 2x by Gigabyte. Despite this change, the installed GPU is also said to come factory overclocked by about 5%.
Both cards include a 256-bit memory bus that is connected to 2GB of GDDR5 video buffer working at 1.2GHz (4,800MHz data rate).
As far as pricing goes, WccfTech
suggests that Gigabyte has chosen to respect AMD’s MSRP for the Radeon HD 7870
and HD 7850, meaning that the two solutions cost $349 and $249 (265 and 190 EUR), respectively.
Both AMD Radeon HD 7800-series graphics cards have been made official by AMD earlier today and are based on the company’s new Graphics Core Next (GSCN) architecture, which made its debut in the Radeon HD 7970.