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Industry Computer hardware
Founded 1984
Headquarters Taipei (Taiwan) Headquarter
Munich Germany European HQ
Area served
Products Graphics cards
Number of employees
20 (European HQ)
Parent Palit Microsystems

Gainward is a computer hardware company which produces video cards. 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] 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 products gained recognition for their overclockability.[4] The company has also released 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.[4]Gainward have had success with their Phantom series of graphic cards, featuring removable fans.

There was a gap in which the company did not produce any new products, but resumed manufacturing with the Nvidia 8800 GTS series which brought them back up to date with other companies such as Gigabyte and PNY Technologies.


  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 March 30, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Gainward To End Partnership with AMD/ATI". TechPowerUp. 26 May 2009. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Baker, Shawn (1 February 2007). "Gainward Bliss 8800GTS 640MB Golden Sample - Overclocked!". TweakTown. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 

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