ZOTAC GeForce GTX 670 Extreme Edition Detailed

Hassan Mujtaba

Latest pictures and details of ZOTAC's GTX 670 Extreme Edition graphics card have emerged which suggest that the card is based on a beastly PCB designed featuring some of the most high class components ever used on a GTX 670.

For example, The GPU core along with its 2GB Hynix GDDR5 memory chips are powered by an 8+3Phase VRM equipped with the bleeding edge International Rectifier GaNpowIR driver-MOSFETs, server-grade tantalum capacitors, and FPCAP multi-phase capacitors, All driven by the CHiL CHL8318 VRM controller.

The clock frequency is maintained at 1100MHz/1200MHz for Core and Boost respectively while the memory runs at 6600MHz up from 6GHz on reference models. The GPU is powered by 8+6 Pin connectors and voltage measurement points are located right next to them. ZOTAC has also included the OC+ module which is a USB controlled expansion card which fits in the drive bay located at the front of the PCB allowing for voltage/clock adjustments and GPU monitoring.

The cooler itself is a mammoth featuring five 9mm heatpipes running through the dense aluminum fin array and cooled by dual fans. ZOTAC adds a backplate and a PCB supporter in the package. Card hits retail next month.

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