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Asetek to liquid cool AMD's Radeon HD 4870 X2

by Parm Mann on 12 August 2008, 15:52

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In its ongoing effort to eradicate high-end air cooling, Asetek has today announced that its LCLC liquid-cooling solution will be available to OEMs looking to quietly cool AMD's Radeon HD 4870 X2.

HEXUS found the all-conquering Radeon HD 4870 X2 to be far and away the world's fastest consumer graphics card, but it isn't without its problems. Though the card's jaw-dropping numbers leave the competition in its wake, it does so with load temperatures edging toward 100°C and power-draw at a whopping 289W.

Asetek's LCLC should solve the heat problem, and the California-based thermal solution provider promises to lower Radeon HD 4870 X2 temperatures by up to 28 degrees.

That isn't the only good news, either. Asetek's slim all-in-one LCLC solution will use only a single slot, or just two PCI slots in CrossFire configuration. It's quiet, too, with only the system heat exchanger fan making any audible noise, and even that's a relatively quiet 30 dB.

It's exactly what the Radeon HD 4870 X2 needs, but there's a problem. Asetek's LCLC solution remains OEM-only, and won't be available as a standalone cooler. We're certain it won't be long until high-end system manufacturers adopt the cooler for their Radeon HD 4870 X2-based machines, but we'd love to be able to buy the cooler itself.

Gary Baum, Asetek's senior vice president of marketing, said:

The days of computers that sound like jet aircraft taking off are over. Our award-winning, LCLC provides worry-free, aggressive thermal management for advanced gaming and graphics-intensive applications - especially those using multiple GPUs like AMD's latest R700-based graphics cards.

Official press release


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Any standalone waterblocks out there yet?

the X2 is looking very, very tempting but I always have to wait for the WB's to be available.
I suppose I might need to factor in another PSU given it's peak draw..