Gainward

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Gainward
TypePrivate
IndustryComputer hardware
Founded1984; 37 years ago (1984)
HeadquartersTaipei, Taiwan
(Headquarters)
Munich, Germany
(European HQ)
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsGraphics cards
Number of employees
20 (European HQ)
ParentPalit Microsystems
Websitewww.gainward.com

Gainward is a computer hardware company which has produced video cards since 1984. Taiwan-based TNC Industrial sold the company to Palit Microsystems in 2005, acquiring the Gainward brand and branch Gainward Europe GmbH for $1 million.[1]

Product families[edit]

Gainward GeForce4 Ti4800SE AGP graphics card

Their graphic cards used to be exclusively based on Nvidia chipsets; however, the company also announced ATI-based graphics solutions after the successful launch of ATI 4800-series hardware,[2] although Gainward does not currently produce any cards from the ATI Radeon range.[3]

Gainward traditionally offers overclockable graphic cards that deviate from the reference specifications set forth by Nvidia, such as their Golden Sample range of graphics cards. These cards are overclocked past their stock speeds and tested before they are sold, to ensure quality for customers. Gainward have had success with their Phantom series of graphic cards, featuring removable fans.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gruener, Wolfgang (2 February 2005). "Graphics-card maker Gainward sells brand to Palit". Tom's Hardware. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Gainward goes ATI". Archived from the original on 30 March 2009.
  3. ^ "Gainward To End Partnership with AMD/ATI". TechPowerUp. 26 May 2009. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  4. ^ Rados, Sanjin (24 June 2016). "Gainward GTX 1080 Phoenix GLH reviewed". Fudzilla. Retrieved 8 July 2017.

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