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.