At first I want to thank Gainward for providing me their Gainward GTS250 512MB "Deep Green" video card for testing and reviewing.
About Gainward :
"Gainward is a computer hardware company which produces video cards. Their graphic cards used to be exclusively based on NVIDIA chipsets. However, they also announced ATI-based graphics solutions after the successful launch of ATI 4800-series hardware. Gainward products are famous for their overclockability. The company has also recently released cards that deviate from the reference specifications set forth by NVIDIA. They have released a 20 pixel pipeline 7800GS AGPs with 512 MB of memory (based on the G70 core), and a 24 pixel pipeline 7800GS+ AGP video card with 512 MB of memory (based on the G71 7900gt core).
Gainward is well-known for their famous 'Golden Sample' range of graphics cards. These cards are overclocked past their stock speeds and tested before they are sold, to ensure quality for their customers. Current examples of 'Golden Sample' cards are; nVidia 7900GS, 7900GT, 7950GT and 8800GT and most recently ATI's HD 4850, HD 4870, and HD 4870x2. At one stage 'Golden Sample' cards came with a "Free 2 Choose" game voucher which could be redeemed for a downloaded game from www.gainwardgamingzone.com . The 'Golden Sample' cards now come packaged with a free game.
Gainward had a gap in which they did not produce anything new but they started producing again with the nVidia 8800 GTS series which has brought them back up to date with other companies such as Gigabyte and PNY Technologies.”