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October 3, 2005

Review: PowerColor X800 GT EVO Liquid Cooled


(Via Neowin) Rafal Zak has a world exclusive review at Bjorn3d.com:

Today we are looking at something special from PowerColor. Something overclockers will drool at. What if I told you we have a card equipped with its own liquid cooling system? That’s right, it’s the first card ever to be coupled with Thermaltake’s TideWater system. No other AIB used this type of solution before. The card I’m referring to is PowerColor X800 GT EVO based on R480. Let me tell you, it rocks like crazy in our system!

PowerColor is a brand of the Tul Corporation of Taiwan. All the details by following the link, but it doesn’t seem that the package provides much of a speed boost.

I haven’t dabbled with overclocking in years, so I haven’t really felt the need to jump on the liquid cooling bandwagon. It seems like just one more mechanical gadget that can go wrong although the Tidewater unit promises 10,000 hours (approx 1.14 years) before refilling and 40,000 hours before you need a new pump. Maybe it’s because I don’t like the thought of that antifreeze sloshing around inside my PC.


Posted at 9:22 am. Filed under ATI, Companies, Graphics Cards

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