TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,144 Reviews & Articles | 39,490 News Posts
Weekly Giveaway: Win an Antec Case, PSU and Cooler (Global Entry!)

GIGABYTE unveils Gamer HUD 8800GTs

Voltage Gear OverDrive chip

| Posted: Jan 21, 2008 11:56 pm

GIGABYTE has just quietly released two new 8800GT graphics cards which are a large step away from the typical reference design models on offer. Sitting on the blue PCB is an aftermarket dual-slot cooler which promises better performance at quieter noise levels.

 

The biggest highlight of these particular cards however is the fact that they sport GIGABYTE's new "Gamer HUD" technology whereby a power control VGO chip is built into the card, allowing the user to adjust GPU voltages according to what thy're using the card for at the time (3D/2D tasks) through the use of Windows based software.

 

The folks at Expreview have further details and images here.

 


We have reported Gamer HUD before. In those time we think other brand's 8800GT flashed with Gigabyte's bios can also use the applications. But now Gigabyte adds a power control chip on the card and it made our idea become impossible.

 

The chip is called "Voltage Gear Overdrive". With the chip and the software Gamer HUD, users can adjusting the GPU voltage for 3D gaming, or save some powers from the electtricty intensive 8800GT.

 

Further Reading: Read and find more news at our news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases