Wednesday, August 15th 2007

BFG Announces Four New Graphics Cards Featuring ThermoIntelligence Cooling

BFG Technologies announced today the release of the BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT OC and OC2 graphics cards with ThermoIntelligence cooling. Both cards are available now in 256MB & 512MB versions at leading retailers and etailers throughout North America and Europe.
We’ve added our custom ThermoIntelligence custom cooling solutions to our 8600 GT lineup, lowering GPU temperatures up to 18°C over the reference cooler
said Dean Brady, Sr. Director of Marketing for BFG Technologies.


Bigger isn’t always better
Better cooling solutions often come at the expense of space inside your computer, many of them taking up two add-in card slots when installed. The BFG 8600 GT series with ThermoIntelligence fansinks only use a single PCI Express slot, leaving you with room for other add-in cards.


Quiet by design
Many custom cooling solutions today increase the fan speed to reduce temperatures, but this results in excess noise. The 8600 GT ThermoIntelligence fansink was specifically designed not to increase acoustic noise while providing, on average, an 11°C lower GPU load temperature. For users running two graphic cards in an NVIDIA SLI configuration, the thermal performance improves with the primary graphics card operating at up to 18°C cooler

BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT OC2 with ThermoIntelligence
(256MB & 512MB versions)
  • Core Clock: 620MHz
  • Shader Clock: 1350MHz
  • Memory Clock: 1600MHz (256MB), 1500MHz (512MB)
BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT OC with ThermoIntelligence(256MB & 512MB versions)
  • Core Clock: 565MHz
  • Shader Clock: 1242MHz
  • Memory Clock:1400MHz
Please visit thermointelligence.com for further information.Source: BFG Tech
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7 Comments on BFG Announces Four New Graphics Cards Featuring ThermoIntelligence Cooling

#1
tkpenalty
Its.... just the same cooler flipped around... yippie?
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#2
anticlutch
It also has the HD 2x00-esque flames too! Hopefully they won't charge a fortune for these ...
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#3
jydie
I have a question. There are a lot of video cards that exhaust the air toward the capacitors on the video card... as this one does I am not very knowledgeable on electronics, so I do not know if this is a good or bad thing. Do capacitors typically run hot? If so, then I would guess that blowing air across them would be a good thing... even if the air was warm. If the capacitors run warm, then running warm air across them might make them hotter. The only reason I ask is becuase I have seen a lot of motherboards go bad because of blown capacitors. Keeping them cool is very important to extending their life.

The video card is typically the hottest component in a system these days. I personally like the video card coolers that exhaust the hot air out the back of the case... even if it takes up one of the slots below the video card. I do not know of any system that has an intake fan mounted in the rear of the case, so this is ideal.
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#4
OnBoard
Cooler they run, longer they last. Those solid state ones (text on top) are tougher though and can handle bigger temp, but there are 3 cheaper regular ones too.

"Many custom cooling solutions today increase the fan speed to reduce temperatures, but this results in excess noise. The 8600 GT ThermoIntelligence fansink was specifically designed not to increase acoustic noise while providing, on average, an 11°C lower GPU load temperature."

This is such an marketing gimmick it's not even funny. Basicly it's lying and only think that is true is there's a bigger heatsink = lower temps. Doesn't matter how "smart" heatsink is, to run it cooler you need more fan rpm = more noise.

edit: from their page:

"In an acoustically controlled environment with a background acoustic noise level of 19.2<20 dB(A), the NVIDIA reference fansink measured 39.9 dB(A) and the BFG ThermoIntelligence fansink measured 39.2 dB(A)"

0.7db whii xD So it's even the same fan, just running a bit slower, because the heatsink is bigger.. Silly BFG :)

edit2:

"ThermoIntelligence fansink maintains a 5C lower GPU temperature on average vs. the NVIDIA reference fansink with a single card setup. For power users running dual cards in an NVIDIA SLI configuration, the thermal performance gets even better with the primary card operating at up to 11C cooler."

"ThermoIntelligence fansink was specifically designed not to increase acoustic noise while providing, on average, an 11°C lower GPU load temperature. For users running two graphic cards in an NVIDIA SLI configuration, the thermal performance improves with the primary graphics card operating at up to 18°C cooler"

funny how their info on 2 pages doesn't add up, 6-7C difference.
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#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Thanks for the clear up onboard. I didnt look at their page and to me, Im not all about silence. Hell my fans are all turned up to the highest and I barely hear anything.
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#7
rick22
great looking card...i problem with BFG the cards are over priced...
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