XFX First to Offer Premium Cooler For 4770Category: Video Cards
Posted: May 1, 2009 02:12AM
Over the last few days various AIBs have been releasing their versions of the ATI Radeon HD 4770. At these early stages all the cards are the same, with only the sticker changing in appearance depending on the manufacturer. Some people aren't aware that AMD has released two versions of the stock cooler, and so far AIBs have opted to go with the cheaper one to increase profit margins. XFX is going to offer the first 4770 with the premium, more expensive cooler which offers slightly better thermal performance, bundled with their signature black PCB. XFX's premium 4770 will still retain the standard 4770 clock speeds.This is good news as XFX will hopefully get the ball rolling for other AIB's 4770 custom cooling solutions. XFX have not disclosed any details on pricing or availability of the premium 4770, although I'd expect it to cost a bit more than the standard 4770.