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Gigabyte hikes up the gigahertz

Component maker unveils new graphics cards and software
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Gigabyte Technology has launched its latest overclocked GeForceTM GTX 460 series of graphics cards, which it claims deliver the ‘ultimate gaming experience’.

The GV-N460OC-1GI and GVN460OC-768I are designed to enhance overclocking ability and features include DirectX 11, Nvidia CUDA, 3D Vision Surround, and PhysX, while new highspeed 32x anti-aliasing offers improved image quality.

According to Gigabyte, its Ultra Durable VGA Technology guarantees better overclocking capability, lower GPU temperature, and improved power efficiency.

The two graphics cards come equipped with the vendor’s newest cooling system, the Windforce 2X. The cooler has an ultra-quiet PWM fan, a pure copper heat pipe and inclined fans, which help reduce excessive heat and turbulence, driving temperatures lower than a stock heatsink.

Meanwhile, for those who want an easier way to overclock, Gigabyte has also released two free overclocking applications for its motherboards. Hotkey OC creates real-time overclocking via designated keys on a standard keyboard that allow for different settings to be used during various stages in a benchmark. Cloud OC allows the user to monitor and tweak their overclocking or system status in real time from any internetcapable device with wireless or bluetooth connectivity.

“What makes Hotkey OC and Cloud OC so unique is that they are available on an extensive range of existing Gigabyte motherboards without requiring additional hardware or cost,” says Tim Handley, Gigabyte’s deputy director of marketing.

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