The GeForce GTX 480 is a hot card in both performance but unfortunately also temperatures, that is not exactly a secret. It's been haunting the product ever since its release.
Here at Guru3D we've continuously been stating that the true aficionados will opt for water-cooling for this product, and we always put our money where our mouth is, thus had to bring you at least one review on a liquid-cooled GeForce GTX 480. Now if you want something beastly in your PC -- this will be it man.
So today we'll liquid cool a GeForce GTX 480. We'll be testing what temperatures we can reach but also look at the more advanced stuff, how well the card would overclock with the much improved temperatures. And does that whale of a reference cooler consume a lot of power? E.g. will the overall TDP of the graphics card go down or up when we add it to a water-cooling loop?
All these questions will be answered in today's article. The folks at Danger Den shipped out their most shiny nickel plated GTX 480 cooling block, and we will put that to the test. We'll have a look at the product, the installation, temperatures before and after, we'll overclock ad yea... thus look at power consumption as well.
Have a peek at what we'll be assembling today... the GeForce GTX 480 with that Danger Den liquid cooling block mounted on top of it. Definitely cybernetic e-peen substance! Have a peek and then head on over to the next page please.
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