Tuesday, August 4th 2009

BFG Tech Announces Limited Edition Self-Contained Liquid Cooled Graphics Cards

BFG Technologies Inc., the leading North American and European supplier of advanced NVIDIA-based 3D graphics cards, power supplies, and the Phobos High-Performance Gaming/Home Theater System, announced today the BFG GeForce GTX 285 H2O+ and GeForce GTX 295 H2OC graphics cards with ThermoIntelligence Advanced Cooling Solutions-saving customers time and money by providing a high performance graphics card plus a fully assembled, self-contained liquid cooling solution right out of the box.

The BFG GeForce GTX 285 H2O+ and GeForce GTX 295 H2OC ThermoIntelligence Advanced Cooling Solutions are maintenance-free, self-contained liquid cooling units attached to enthusiast-grade BFG Tech graphics cards that easily install into most systems right out of the box and never need refilling or additional components. These unique solutions feature a top of the line BFG Tech graphics card plus a high-performance cooling loop designed by CoolIT Systems that pushes coolant across the GPU and exhausts heat directly outside of the system chassis. Three different system speed settings-Auto, Quiet, and Maximum-give total control over acoustics and performance.

"We're very excited to be the first company to bring this type of professional grade advanced cooling solution to PC enthusiasts", said John Malley, senior director of marketing for BFG Technologies. "The BFG ThermoIntelligence Advanced Cooling Solutions provide customers a way to get all of the benefits of liquid cooling their graphics cards right out of the box, without having to install a separate liquid cooling system that requires assembly, filling, and challenging maintenance from time to time."

Impressive Heat Dissipation
Both ThermoIntelligence Advanced Cooling Solutions keep the graphics card running up to 30 degrees Celsius cooler under load as compared to standard air cooled models, which ensures reliable operation and longevity.

Custom Cold Plates
Both solutions feature highly efficient, custom cold plates that direct cooling liquid over vital parts of each specific graphics card to effectively absorb heat.

BFG GeForce GTX 295 H2OC with ThermoIntelligence Advanced Cooling Solution
  • Memory: 1792MB (1.8GB) GDDR3
  • Core Clock: 675MHz (vs. 576MHz standard)
  • Shader Clock: 1458MHz (vs. 1242MHz standard)
  • Memory Data Rate: 2214MHz (vs. 1998MHz standard)
  • Processor Cores: 480 (combined)
BFG GeForce GTX 285 H2O+ with ThermoIntelligence Advanced Cooling Solution
  • Memory: 1024MB (1GB) GDDR3
  • Core Clock: 691MHz (vs. 648MHz standard)
  • Shader Clock: 1566MHz (vs. 1476MHz standard)
  • Memory Data Rate: 2592MHz (vs. 2484MHz standard)
  • Processor Cores: 240
Availability
The BFG GeForce GTX 295 H2OC graphics card with ThermoIntelligence Advanced Cooling Solution will be available in limited quantities starting August 5, 2009 at NewEgg.com in the U.S., and at leading online retailers in the U.K.

The BFG GeForce GTX 285 H2O+ will be available in limited quantities starting August 12, 2009 at NewEgg.com in the U.S., and at leading online retailers in the U.K.

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22 Comments on BFG Tech Announces Limited Edition Self-Contained Liquid Cooled Graphics Cards

#1
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Sweet!

I want to see an ATI version ASAP! Any prices Bta?
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#2
PP Mguire
They really think a single rad will keep these monsters cool if we overclock them?

Is there any way of being able to purchase just the cooling itself? I dont really need a 285 or 295.
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#3
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: TheMailMan78
Sweet!

I want to see an ATI version ASAP! Any prices Bta?
BFG doesn't sell anything ATI. Have to wait for a listing to tell the price.
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#5
toyo
Impressive. I'd be very happy with a 4890, 275 or 285 cooled like this. DX 11 just around the corner though, hopefully, so better wait :)
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#6
HolyCow02
i like the idea. But I agree that a single radiator just won't be enough. Who knows, maybe we will see better versions later?
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#7
Meecrob
by: TheMailMan78
Sweet!

I want to see an ATI version ASAP! Any prices Bta?
You wont ever see an ATI based card from BFG as long as current management are kept around, they have their heads WAY UP nVidias arse, so much so that they wont even consider doing what XFX did and adding ATI cards to their lineup.
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#8
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: Meecrob
You wont ever see an ATI based card from BFG as long as current management are kept around, they have their heads WAY UP nVidias arse, so much so that they wont even consider doing what XFX did and adding ATI cards to their lineup.
Honestly I don't care about BFG. I want EVGA. FYI that rad is fine for what its used for.
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#9
iStink
by: TheMailMan78
Honestly I don't care about BFG. I want EVGA. FYI that rad is fine for what its used for.
Maybe they'll sell just the cooler.

Does any other company sell coolers like this for video cards? I've sorta been out of the loop with this stuff for the past few months...
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#10
t77snapshot
This is a great idea, but wont this setup make it impossible for an after market cooler? It would better if there was an option to mount the rad on the outside of the case.
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#11
BazookaJoe
I'ts a great idea.. In theory...

In THEORY anyone who buys one of these already ALSO has a TRUE120 - or something similar...



Now what ? I hate to always be negative but can anyone here SERIOUSLY see anyone who buys a High-Performance Overclocker Video Card, running a Sock CPU cooler?
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#12
Meecrob
common joe, there are alwase ways around these little problems for inventive geeks like us ;)
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#13
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
by: TheMailMan78
Sweet!

I want to see an ATI version ASAP! Any prices Bta?


That came out quiet a while ago, also has a CPU cooler in it's loop. I can't remember where it was reviewed, but I think they ran a Q6600 under it at like 3.4ghz and it did just fine. Going to be a hard card to find though.
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#14
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: 1Kurgan1
http://www.generation-3d.com/UserImgs/imgs/Sapphire/HD4870X2/sapphire_atomic_4870x2.jpg

That came out quiet a while ago, also has a CPU cooler in it's loop. I can't remember where it was reviewed, but I think they ran a Q6600 under it at like 3.4ghz and it did just fine. Going to be a hard card to find though.
Yeah I know about the Atomic but I don't like the CPU in the loop. I like the idea of a dedicated rad to the GPU.
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#17
Meecrob
by: t77snapshot
I single rad cooling a cpu AND gpu?...:laugh:

Still it's cool idea;)
it can work, my buddy used a heater core from an old car to cool his whole pentium-d system(encoding box that ran hot as hell) but it takes a large rad and good airflow :P
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#18
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
by: t77snapshot
I single rad cooling a cpu AND gpu?...:laugh:

Still it's cool idea;)
Yeah, it didn't do bad, check the review that bta linked, was running a 3.8ghz e8x00 proc and it on that single rad. Granted I do think it should have a bigger rad, and another review I remember seeing tried running a QX9770 on it and it just was too hot.

But something like that most likely is going to be for people who don't know much about OC'ing and want easy WC, so it's a great buy for that.
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#19
kylzer
Damn thats sweet if the prices are ok i mite get a GTX285.
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#20
KH0UJ
put that liquid cooled GTX 295 on my external cooler and let`s set it to -10 C and see what happens LOL

Im gonna rob a bank first before I get that LOL

one sweet card (i think it taste like lollipop LOL)
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#21
BazookaJoe
by: Meecrob
it can work, my buddy used a heater core from an old car to cool his whole pentium-d system(encoding box that ran hot as hell) but it takes a large rad and good airflow :P
I have also used heater cores For custom water cooling kits - VERY effective.

Had a NICE one 12X24 CM - so it was just the right size for 2x12cm fans - ran them on 5v - was DEAD silent, and worked 10x better than any of these silly little commercial rad's.
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