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PCB Design

Due to the fact that virtually all graphics cards based on the GeForce 7800 GTX graphics processing units (GPU) are made by a manufacturing partner of NVIDIA Corp. in large quantities and the company sells ready products to other add-in-board partners, there is not much to talk about when it comes to the board design of ASUS Extreme N7800GTX TOP/2DHTV.

 

The print circuit board (PCB) of ASUS’ top-end graphics card has no ASUSTeK’s signs or markings, but there is NVIDIA’s logotype instead, which proves the theory that NVIDIA sells its partners pre-made boards rather than graphics and memory chips.

The lack of PCB design originality has a good role and a bad role: the advantage is that end-users will get equally high-quality graphics cards based on the GeForce 7800 GTX processor, the disadvantage is that graphics cards makers have small headroom for increasing clock-speeds or reducing the cost of a product.

What is really special about the ASUS Extreme N7800GTX TOP/2DHTV is probably its cooler, the NV Silencer 5 (Revision 3), which was made by well-known Arctic Cooling company.

 
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