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Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in Hardware News |

Does NVIDIA prohibits its partners include voltage controls on their video cards?

Does NVIDIA prohibits its partners include voltage controls on their video cards?

For several years, video manufacturers like EVGA, ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, Galaxy and other products we offer breathtaking controls robust, feature much appreciated by the enthusiast sector (overclockers), but these products will soon be a thing the past, at least for the video card manufacturers based GPUs.

Both and Nvidia have received notices to withdraw its voltage control modules (EVGA) and (MSI) of their video cards high end Classified (EVGA) and Lightning (MSI), for Nvidia guidelines prohibit using voltage control based on both software and hardware, including a voltage control via external devices (such as those used by both brands mentioned).

Because of this, both companies have quietly withdrawn their products infringing Nvidia regulations, replacing them with those features disabled editions and / or missing, as many users will see in the “current” ejeplares specifications currently selling products mentioned.

It is still not known why Nvidia for that decision, which undoubtedly limits the ability to overclock their high-end products and added value them less, a situation that is nothing new, because last year we observed a similar measure in the GeForce GTX 590 remembered , though obviously you can not compare the two situations.

It is presumed that this measure will also affect the other video card manufacturers like ASUS, Gigabyte and others, and those of Videocardz presume that could even extend to future GTX 700 Series. We will keep you informed.

Link: EVGA EVBot Drops Support for GeForce GTX 680 Classified Edition (Videocardz)

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