Wednesday, April 8th 2009

ECS Pairs GeForce 9 Series Cards with Arctic Cooling L2 Pro Coolers

ECS is introducing two new GeForce 9 series accelerators which feature low-power designs. The accelerators based on GeForce 9800 (N9800GTE-1GMU-F) GT comes with reference clock speeds, while GeForce 9600 GT (N9600GTE-1GMU-F) with slightly reduced clock speeds. The cards feature 1 GB of GDDR3 memory, double that of the reference design.

The cards make use of Arctic Cooling L2 Pro GPU cooler with a 92 mm PWM-controlled fan. Power is drawn entirely from the PCI-Express slot, as the cards lack the 6-pin PCI-E power inputs. The N9800GTE-1GMU-F comes with clock speeds of 600/900 MHz (core/memory), which are the reference speeds for 9800 GT, while the N9600GTE-1GMU-F 550/900 MHz.

Source: Expreview
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17 Comments on ECS Pairs GeForce 9 Series Cards with Arctic Cooling L2 Pro Coolers

#1
kenkickr
That looks like the same HSF that's on the 4830. If it is, it is very quiet and actually cools pretty well.
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#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Yeah, several companies use that cooler. AC is starting to find it more lucrative being an OEM supplier. Bad for us retail folks.
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#3
Studabaker
Wow, that's damn interesting, just a couple days ago in a recent thread about AC's new GPU cooler I asked why vid card companies don't team up with AC and put these high-power and efficient coolers on the cards instead of the massive crap coolers they use. And now it's begun! Ahhh...
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#4
kenkickr
Yeah, I would've kept my 3870x2's if they would have released that 4870x2 triple fan cooler(would have tested for compatibility first) back in March but just got tired of waiting.
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#5
iamverysmart
Nice coolers BUT why is the 9600GT longer then the 9800GT?
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#6
ShadowFold
My old ASUS 4830 had a cooler that was eerily similar to those. It worked well so these will probably be good too!
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#7
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Nice, a 9800GT at stock clocks with no 6-pin.

And does that black piece of metal on the side of the card remind anyone else of XFX cards?
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#8
tkpenalty
by: newtekie1
Nice, a 9800GT at stock clocks with no 6-pin.

And does that black piece of metal on the side of the card remind anyone else of XFX cards?
Yep and it makes the cards stiffer and thus less likelier to die from mechanical faliure (BGA+heat = broken solder contacts).
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#9
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
They should make PCB braces standard for video cards. Like this one
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#10
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I agree Bjorn. Hell, my Asus DK hd4870 1gb has that strengthening bar on it. It actually makes it more rigid, and therefore, leads to longer use. A huge difference with that and my IceQ3 HD 3870.
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#11
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
by: WarEagleAU
I agree Bjorn. Hell, my Asus DK hd4870 1gb has that strengthening bar on it. It actually makes it more rigid, and therefore, leads to longer use. A huge difference with that and my IceQ3 HD 3870.
Yeah.. I just hate it when the card's PCB warps due to the heat it generates.. Bent PCBs are not nice to look at also :D
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#12
theorw
I really hate the misalligned chocks...Cant they put them straight like every other brand does...???It preoccupies u for the ECS low quality....
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#13
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: theorw
I really hate the misalligned chocks...Cant they put them straight like every other brand does...???It preoccupies u for the ECS low quality....
ECS video cards are top notch they are not cheap anywhere
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#14
theorw
well they might be since i have no personal experience on them but still they could pay more attention on the design...
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#15
Mussels
Moderprator
I've got a cooler very similar to that sitting on my parts bench.

Its got clear fins instead of white, but otherwise looks pretty much the same.
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#16
LittleLizard
i wonder what would happen if u run that 9800gt in a no pcie 2.0 slot :shadedshu
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#17
Mussels
Moderprator
by: LittleLizard
i wonder what would happen if u run that 9800gt in a no pcie 2.0 slot :shadedshu
it would run exactly like it does in a 2.0 slot.
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