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Wednesday, 30 July 2008 14:31

EVGA GTX 280 HC with water cooling

Written by Sanjin Rados

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Preview: Hydro Copper 16 works at 691MHz


EVGA Geforce 280 GTX Hydro Cooper 16 is one of the fastest 280 GTX cards on the market, and definitively the quietest one. It sports a massive water block that can keep the GPU temperature under 59°C while running at 691MHz.

This is great, as the GPU's overclocking potential is held back by the temperatures, and this way, cooling it with water, we expect some extra speed and performance tuning capabilities on this card. Its massive copper block is as heavy as hell, and the back plate is also made of copper and is used to cool memory and to hold the water block safe on the card's front side.

The cooling system is designed in such a way to allow easy installation of a second 280 GTX HC card in an SLI setup, or even a third one in a Tri-SLI setup.

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Mounting is very easy, and you get different watterblock fittings with the card. We used the standard one and everything was ready in about 10 minutes.

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The GPU works on 691MHz, Shader clock is 1458MHz, while its 1GB of memory runs at 1215MHz (efective 2430MHz). It scores P8622 marks in Futuremark's Vantage test.

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Stay tuned for more details and results.

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