Inno3D GeForce GTX295 iChill liquid cooled review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/05/2009 01:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Ah yes .. customized graphics cards, altered cooling solutions .. you know, I'm such a sucker for nice looking liquid cooled gear.
So every now and then, from that baseline of enthusiast hardware and gaming, we see a product that is just cool. And often, such products make no sense when we talk about the matters of money -- no Sir. It's the dark side of the hardware industry, the extravagant... the excessive 'top' gear.
Now if you want something beastly in your PC -- here's a thought, Inno3D has released GeForce GTX 295 iChill. This card has a single GTX 295 PCB with a shiny cute single-slot waterblock. The product name will be Inno3D GeForce GTX 295 iChill Black Series and it's going to be one exclusive product to find in the stores I'm afraid, but we managed to get a sample into our lab.
And sure, though we know everything there already is to know about the GeForce GTX 295, this one is all about the x-factor, a product that is extraordinary and just looks downright cool. The Inno3D GeForce GTX295 iChill graphics card comes with a liquid cooling block pre-equipped on the board PCB, and that cooling block we'll try an show you in-depth .. it's shiny, it's reflective and just downright cool to look at.
We almost skipped over the fact that the GeForce GTX295 iChill edition comes pre-overclocked and is stuffed with a sweet game-bundle that will make your ears wiggle a little bit, it's a product that in most scenario's is faster than a Radeon HD 5870 because the GTX 295 packs 480 Processing Cores has 1792MB of GDDR3 memory and has its clock frequencies set on 600 MHz on the graphics core, 1242 MHz on the shader domain and 2160 MHz on the memory.
Go have a first peek at the product, after which we'll happily add this card to a liquid cooling loop and check her out in-depth. Next page please.
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