Cards exterior doesn't differ much from the competitors' cards. It's all in the little details where this card seems to stand out from the crowd.
Gigabyte opted to not improve the cooling solution and choose to go with the reference stock cooler. They rather went the hard way and selected the GPU's on performance and heat output. This card doesn't run any hotter than the other brands, yet it is clocked significantly higher
This card isn't covered with the usual back plate that we all know from the reference models. Maybe a hint for future voltmodding ?
Three outputs to choose from. From left to right : DVI-I connector, D-sub monitor connector and on the far right the HDMI connector. The latter one wasn't available on previous GTX 260 216 models.
The Gauntlet selected GPU in all its glory:
The ram IC's are also one of the strong points of this card. Clocked at a whopping 1250mhz out of the box and there's even more headroom :)
The “naked” video card: