Breaking the seal, the black beauty slid out of its anti-static bag.

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Let’s not get racist about the PCB dye.

The I/O panel sports dual-display capabilities, but Inno3D went for a mix, rather than dual-DVI. There is also additional Component and S Video outputs on the modular socket.

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Looking at the passive components littering the board, there was nothing to complain about. The typical capacitor-inductor filtering for the bulk of the PWM power regulation, and miniature SMD capacitors for local decoupling. I was glad to find a few low ESR electrolytic capacitors covering Vgpu and Vmem cleansing duties.

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For those keen on knowing, this is the full product title:

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Inno3D has based its 7100GS on the nVIDIA P280 Reference Design.