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ASUS Slips-in Glaciator-cooled GTX 260 Accelerator

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  1. btarunr

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    ASUS is building on its Glaciator Fansink graphics card cooler design, with its newest implementation on an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 graphics card. Dubbed Glaciator+ GTX 260 (model: ENGTX260 GL+/HTDI/896MD3), the new card makes use of the Glaciator+ Fansink cooler. The cooler is simpler than its predecessors in having a 5.8 oz copper GPU block from which anodized aluminum fins project radially. A PWM-controlled fan is nested in the center. While the NVIO2 processor gets its own little heatsink, the memory cools off under the fan's air-flow. The 4+1 phase VRM cools passively. The card uses reference NVIDIA clock speeds of 576/1242/999 MHz (core/shader/memory). The 55 nm G200b core provides 216 shader processors, and is wired to 896 MB of GDDR3 memory across a 448-bit interface. ASUS ENGTX260 GL+/HTDI/896MD3 has started selling in the US for $172.99.

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  2. Castiel

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    Why do they put these coolers right in the middle of the card with no covers and still put a extra bracket?? And is this card worth it?
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    wtf this looks like my his 4830...the cooler i meant...only a bit smaller i think
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    poor cardie
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    That's kinda pushing it a bit. That thing won't be anywhere near silent (on load). Though they have done this with 9800GTX+ and HD 48xx series before and those too were cooled with double slot coolers on beginning.

    IMO this is still a downgrade even on the 55nm stock cooler. I do like the NVIO sink, looks a bit more professional than the one I made my self. Send me one ASUS I bought your card :p +points on the black cooler color instead of the previous yellow.
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    That just look.... cheap.
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    same exact cooler used on the HIS 4870
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    You all complain about this card yet miss the REAL point of it.

    IF you want to buy a 260 to drop a waterblock on this is the perfect card, the price should be a little lower than normal so its even better value.

    On the other hand, if you want a card to clock like crazy.....get another version, many out there so no need to complain about this one. :shadedshu


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    Correct. I own one and it does fine. (820c/1000m)
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    Is it just me or is this a VERY VERY LONG CARD. I tend to use the length from the end of the PCI-E slot to get an idea. This one seems a bit longer than usual.
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    Looks to be the same length as my reference 260.
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    Could be because of the weight of it -- having that extra bracket could help out.

    Or, more likely, they're just being a cheap and had a bunch of two-bracket ends left over, and stuck them on this card.
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    your used to seeing the card with that default heatsink on it is all.
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    they made this card knowing you will buy a accelero xtreme or smth . They had to put something on it thoe for the card to work :) It`s a really good ideea to cut the price . That`s like a 2.5EUR cooler in there .
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    Ends up being it's still more expensive than reference designs of the card. The card is on Newegg. Granted before rebates it's close to other, but as soon as you calculate rebates in I would definitely prefer to get a reference design.
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    HSF looks like an overstock 7 series sink just being reused..
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    well , around here you don`t get rebates anyway .. i`m not used to that sort of stuff so i didnt think about it ...
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    wont be surprised if it gets decent temperatures......

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