GIGABYTE Inaugurates OC Lab With 'G-Powered' GTX Titan And Upcoming Platform!

Exactly five days ago we brought you the news of GIGABYTE officially opening their OC Lab. As it seems, the lab was ready right in time for the next "secret oc". The secret refers to the scores, apparently, as pictures on Facebook demonstrate, the gathering is not that secret. Although we do not have the exact details, it seems that the GIGABYTE OC Lab is currently the place to live, eat and sleep for a couple of top extreme overclockers. We all know Hicookie and Dinos22 are regular guests at the GIGABYTE HQ office as they both work for the company. Next, we have YoungPro and SniperOZ from Australia, Mad222 from Hong Kong and and 8Pack from United Kingdom.

As we mentioned already, the results of this overclocking session will remain a secret for at least another month and a half. Why? Well, it is an upcoming board! In one of the pictures below, you can see a GTX Titan mounted on what is supposed to be an upcoming OC board. Or, at least one of the OC boards as "Brix" hinted to multiple boards in an earlier blog post. In another picture, we see Youngpro showing a GIGABYTE version of the eVGA ePower, unofficially called the "G-Power". The PWM daughterboard features a 6-phase UP power design and will probably not make it to retail channel. It is just for in-house testing, in other words. With eVGA and GIGABYTE having their own freshly designed daughterboard and ASUS using the Matrix PMW to power the GTX Titan, we wonder how long it will take MSI to pair a GTX Titan with their Lightning PWM design.

Have fun boys! Enjoy the "magic" of the upcoming platform!


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Belgium Massman says:

Cool to see two "new" faces getting time inside HQ! Nice, 8Pack and SniperOZ!

United States xxbassplayerxx says:

I WANT THE G-POWER!

Why does everyone keep them secret and away from retail :(

United States Bobnova says:

Can't have a G-Power getting records for an MSI branded card now can we?
I'd love to see the G-Power and the EPower and a SolderOnLightning all available, that'd be wonderful.

Eeky NoX says:

Ahah! Owned xxbassplayerxx :D Umh! Interesting... gonna ask someone to find that blue pcb stuff for us... (a spy become thief! lol)

GENiEBEN says:

Push-in pins lame :p

United Kingdom borandi says:

I knew 8P was up to something :)

Canada Vinster says:

I'd wish these daughter boards would become public... nice way to keep records to the select few. Vin

Belgium leeghoofd says:

Looking great, looking forward to some sick scores !

Belgium Massman says:

Vinster said: I'd wish these daughter boards would become public... nice way to keep records to the select few.

Vin


You can take the VRM from any dead high-end card and turn it into a G-Power. No need for this to be retail.

United States Bobnova says:

If you have access to the datasheets on the controllers, yes. The datasheets that have nasty nasty NDAs on them, that nobody outside the industry has. I can't offhand think of any cards with power sections to match a G-Power or EPower that have available datasheets for the controller. Can you?

Australia Yamunsa says:

not specifically answering your question but this link should help

United States Bobnova says:

That GPU, while solid, is not on par with an EPower or G-Power (Assuming the G-Power is as good as it should be).

Poland Xtreme Addict says:

G-Power has 60 amp so it should do :D

TiN says:

You don't need datasheets for making VRM work standalone, just a pinout is 100% enough with some patience ;)

Brazil Rbuass says:

@TiN - I have a death Lightning ... and can cut the card and make a PWM card.... but regardless I know how to "link" the phases... and disable original Titan PWM, I don't know how it works, because need the scheme to link the 3.3V.
Let me know if I am wrong.

Tks

TiN says:

@ rbuass

Well all is needed in such stuff - have working Lightning where you can find all +3.3V connections on VRM.
Then just provide +3.3V on cut PWM card - and take care of VRM Enable and PWRGOOD and usually it's good to go from here.

Canada Vinster says:

Yamunsa said: not specifically answering your question but this link should help


Thank you very much, now here's a question, when adding a zombie to a GPU, are you using the PWM from the card and the zombie or just the zombie itself?

if in parallel how you you "sync" the voltages between both VRM's?

I'd think the zombie is needed for the added current form the extra load, but if the zombie replaces the VRM from the GPU, then the Titan VRM must be a real joke.

I'll have to start reading the theory from the link provided. but again thank you for that link.

Vin

Brazil Rbuass says:

TiN said: @ rbuass

Well all is needed in such stuff - have working Lightning where you can find all +3.3V connections on VRM.
Then just provide +3.3V on cut PWM card - and take care of VRM Enable and PWRGOOD and usually it's good to go from here.


I understand TiN, but how can I find it without the Datasheet?

Thanks in advance

Slovenia Moonman says:

If I want to make a zombie and also have the working card I do the following (reverse engineering :D)

Make pci-e adapter so I can power up the working card and measure the values.



Then measure voltages on every pin of controller when the card is in working (PWRGOOD==1) condition and when (PWRGOOD != 1) condition. Spot the differences and work your way up from there.
Example:

Germany der8auer says:

That's one awesome idea! Thanks for that :)

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