Friday, December 26th 2008

Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 280 Extreme Edition Pictured

Our colleagues over at Expreview published today information on a new Inno3D video card, part of the company's premium iChiLL series. The Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 280 Extreme Edition pictured below comes with the massive Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme VGA cooler that features five copper heatpipes and three ultra quiet 80mm PWM fans with low noise impeller. Although the huge cooler suggests that the card should be factory overclocked, it's not. It comes with stock clock speeds - 602MHz core, 1296Mhz shader and 2214MHz for the 1024MB of GDDR3 memory - but no one can stop you from overclocking it yourself. Remaining specs include DirectX 10 support, PhysX support with the latest GeForce drivers, CUDA support and triple-SLI support, plus the standard dual-DVI ports. The release date and pricing information for this product are yet to be determined.


Source: Expreview
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32 Comments on Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 280 Extreme Edition Pictured

#1
DaJMasta
Holy lord.... that cooler is enormous!
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finally, a non-reference GTX card
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#3
magibeg
Wonder if the cooler will actually allow for higher overclocks. You'd think an extreme edition would already be at least partly overclocked. Makes me think these are low binned chips that need the extra cooling.
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#4
TheGuruStud
I'd only use it on a volt modded 55nm 280. My eyes would explode.
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#5
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
hmm.. so an Arctic accellero would fit a GTX200 board huh.. didnt know that. Anyways, that was good to know :)
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#6
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
That heatsink over the VRM area looks inadequate. Remember when Thermalright HR03 GTX was first pictured, it came with a VRM heatsink that had more fins that the one this cards has, the one that looked like a cheese-grater? Later tests showed that VRM heatsink to fail when the card was put through Furmark, and Thermalright had to halt production, send out a PCN, come up with a better heatsink and then release the product (causing an almost 2 month delay in release).
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#7
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I like it though. Could probably make your own VRM heatsink or something of the sorts.
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#8
eidairaman1
Looks Like A Tripple Slot, who whould try to run 3 of these in Tri Sli when there is not enough room on anyboard for those slots, and i hate when boards are deved where you cant utilize all slots on it, sorry for me a Sound Card is a must.
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Our colleagues over at Expreview published today information on a new Inno3D video card, part of the company's premium iChiLL series. The Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 280 Extreme Edition pictured below comes with the massive Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme VGA cooler that features five copper heatpipes and three ultra quiet 80mm PWM fans with low noise impeller. Although the huge cooler suggests that the card should be factory overclocked, it's not. It comes with stock clock speeds - 602MHz core, 1296Mhz shader and 2214MHz for the 1024MB of GDDR3 memory - but no one can stop you from overclocking it yourself. Remmaining specs include DirectX 10 support, PhysX support with the latest GeForce drivers, CUDA support and triple-SLI support, plus the standard dual-DVI ports. The release date and pricing information for this product are yet to be determined.



Source: Expreview
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eidairaman1
by: WarEagleAU
I like it though. Could probably make your own VRM heatsink or something of the sorts.
maybe an old Intel Pentium HS or something of that would work when combined with ASE/AS5
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#10
leonard_222003
My god this is the biggest cooler i've seen for a graphic card , should cool the card enough but can it go higher in clocks than referance ? if it doesn't it's worthlles.
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#11
eidairaman1
since its a 280, its probably as high as its gonna get.
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#13
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
by: eidairaman1
since its a 280, its probably as high as its gonna get.
Are you daft? My 280 reaches 730MHz if I overclock and I have stock cooling. They aren't giving you a factory clock. What's the big deal? Overclock it yourself w/EVGA Precision or RivaTuner.

This is good news to the single card solution. After speeds of 700MHz I've personally seen GTX280s really fly.
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eidairaman1
Ya im daft, Daft Punk that is, btw your card is not a guarantee all will overclock, and when a card is already overclocked it usually wont go much further.

by: Binge
Are you daft? My 280 reaches 730MHz if I overclock and I have stock cooling. They aren't giving you a factory clock. What's the big deal? Overclock it yourself w/EVGA Precision or RivaTuner.

Also, really fly, what in benchmarks? Lol.

This is good news to the single card solution. After speeds of 700MHz I've personally seen GTX280s really fly.
On another Point, usually best to get a stock board and put after market cooling on it yourself so you dont pay out the ass for a clocked board that you can do yourself.

My 9800 256M Clocked from 350/300 to 459/417, that was with a TIM Replacement and Ramsinks placed on the chips.
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#15
Salsoolo
who else thinks watercooling gpus will be a waste of money these days? !
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#16
eidairaman1
for one to come from maker that way, yes.
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Binge
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by: Salsoolo
who else thinks watercooling gpus will be a waste of money these days? !
by: eidairaman1
for one to come from maker that way, yes.
Come on... stay on topic? Eidairaman what you said about factory OCed cards not going any higher is complete bunk! I've just overclocked a GTX280 Super Clocked Edition up past my vanilla model. Please... the card in this topic has no overclock at all. It is stock 602/xxxx/xxxx which means it should at least be able to hit 680/15xx/1166 or so without breaking a sweat.
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#18
eidairaman1
Feeling a littel Tension are we???

by: Binge
Come on... stay on topic? Eidairaman what you said about factory OCed cards not going any higher is complete bunk! I've just overclocked a GTX280 Super Clocked Edition up past my vanilla model. Please... the card in this topic has no overclock at all. It is stock 602/xxxx/xxxx which means it should at least be able to hit 680/15xx/1166 or so without breaking a sweat.
Usually 1s that come with Extravagant Cooling are Overclocked, Last company that didnt overclock with special cooling was Hercules, that ive seen.

and Overclocking is very unpredictable, even that quote about 680/15xx/1166 isnt guaranteed, its the way of the beast. Listen i have no grudge against you but you seem to be building 1 against me which i have not given you any reason to unless if this subject we are talking about has you very touchy or something.
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#19
qwerty_lesh
they couldve prettied up the backplate :(
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#20
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
by: eidairaman1
Usually 1s that come with Extravagant Cooling are Overclocked, Last company that didnt overclock with special cooling was Hercules, that ive seen.

and Overclocking is very unpredictable, even that quote about 680/15xx/1166 isnt guaranteed, its the way of the beast. Listen i have no grudge against you but you seem to be building 1 against me which i have not given you any reason to unless if this subject we are talking about has you very touchy or something.
I think it's impolite to the company to warn people of issues that have not been reported or simply do not exist to the consumer base. There's no reason a reference card with non-reference cooling of this degree should not clock well. I'd RMA the damn thing if it didn't at least hit 680/15xx/1166, and anyone else should too. If they're just peddling crap cards with fancy coolers then you can call them on it and raise a stink, but until then I wouldn't go out of my way to shame them.

by: qwerty_lesh
they couldve prettied up the backplate :(
For sure :laugh:
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#21
eidairaman1
well, they are not required or is it their responsibility to tell you how high or guarantee how high a card will clock beyond their specs because 1, they need to capitalize on OC edition cards- which are cherry picked ex. the Intel Extreme CPUs, 2 they dont condone overclocking unless if they are the ones that Preoverclock the parts, aka EVGA/Sapphire, which then those OC Speeds they put in are "Stock" thus previous clock rules apply.

1 thing i was thinking, since they are placing an Aft-mark cooler on it, i wonder how much it would be for a stock card and then buy the Aft-mark cooler separately, after shipping even since you should be able to get both parts from same site in a single pack.
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#22
LittleLizard
That monster wont fit even on the biggest case :shadedshu
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#23
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
by: LittleLizard
That monster wont fit even on the biggest case :shadedshu
:wtf::wtf::wtf: It's smaller than the triple slot HD4870x2s. Come on!
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#25
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
Remember... they are corporate level. They do not need to buy the reference card with reference cooler and then take that off and slap a different cooler on. In fact I bet you they have a deal with AC to promote AC's products.

Yes, AC doesn't have to risk putting an aftermarket cooler on the market that may not sell because it's so specialized. Another company bought the sinks already and is helping AC with publicity. It's winning for just about everyone. The card will probably cost a bit more than a reference card, so who's losing money on the corporate end? ;)
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