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MSI Unveils N285GTX SuperPipe 2G Graphics Card

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  1. btarunr

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    Leader in graphics card cooling technology, MSI International is always inventing new, better thermal designs to give our customers the most efficient products. Launched today, the N285GTX SuperPipe 2G is not only powered by one of the most powerful GPU in the market – the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 – but also adds an amazing 2GB GDDR3 RAM, and utilizes MSI’s exclusive SuperPipe and Twin Frozr thermal design. This card dominates the market with peak performance in both graphics and cooling efficiency.

    The N285GTX SuperPipe 2G is one of the most powerful cards equipped MSI SuperPipe technology. The heatpipe on a graphics card is a very important component which is responsible for dissipating heat away from the GPU to the surrounding fins. The thicker the heatpipe, the faster the heat can flow to allow better cooling. MSI SuperPipe technology is using 8mm thick heatpipe that is 60% thicker than the traditional heatpipes, and improves the cooling by 90%. With such performance, there is no doubt that MSI SuperPipe technology is perfect thermal solution for high-end graphics cards.

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    Twin Frozr thermal design
    The N285GTX SuperPipe 2G uses MSI all new Twin Frozr thermal design, which features an intelligent dual-PWM fan design that changes speed with the GPU’s temperature and load to keep it cool. During idle condition, the card remains almost silent, and even when the card is running 3D games, the Twin Frozr design remains quiet while efficiently eliminating the heat of GPU. The dual-fan design also offers twice the cooling efficiency and protects from any single fan failing that makes the system malfunctioned due to overheating.

    Additionally, Twin Frozr cooling system uses an industry leading 5-heatpipe design that outperforms other two – four pipe designs by greatly increasing the speed of the heat flow. This design spreads the heat out through the heatpipes to the fins, and then dual fan system quickly carries the heat away.

    2GB memory – Push your game settings to the max
    More and more DirectX 10 games are offering ever more realistic environments to gamers who are demanding the absolute best visual effect which requires much more video memory than reference design. For example, recently the hottest game, Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA4), requires 1.5 GB of graphics memory to run smoothly with turning on its special effects to maximum.

    MSI builds upon its recent N260GTX Lightning which has 1792 MB of video memory, and will attract even more positive attention from the media and markets with the N285GTX SuperPipe 2G series which double memory to a whopping 2GB. MSI N285GTX SuperPipe 2G sports the most video memory in its class, and is sure to satisfy gamers’ desire for high quality and blazing fast performance.

    Source: MSI
  2. iStink

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    Improves the cooling by 90%? Good lord...
  3. Rey17

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    on the cooling, thats amazing :D

    but for the video memory, does it matter if you have either GDDR 3, 4, or 5....
    because i think, if im correct, that 2gb of GDDR3 would be equal to about 1GB of GDDR4 memory..... I think......

    either way, it looks cool
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    No its not.GDDR4 is an unsaccessful type of g ram.Anyway, u must not compare the quantity with frequency.
    The 1000MHZ=2000mhzgddr3=4000mhzgddr5
    So u cant compare 2GIGS@2GHz with 1GIG@4000GHz
    The same GPU would perform a lot better with GDDR5 than GDDR3.
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    GDDR 5 is much faster the GDDT3, but what ATI did was use 256bit GDDR5, and Nvida used 512bit GDDR3 at the end of the day they both preform about the same, the GDDR5 is alittle faster.
    GDDR4 was almost none faster then 3 so its been skipped.
    Now back to the card, its very nice, but other than GTA and maybe FC2 no games will use more then 1gig, even Crysis shows almost no gain 2 gig vs 1gig.
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    Do want now :p


    I though AA uses video memory as well, and ofcourse high resolutions.
    2560x1600 with 4xAA anyone?

    (not me though :p 2048x1536 with 4xAA maybe ;) )
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    please dont double post...

    I wonder when a fully copper cooler will become a oem cooler...
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    Wonder how loud this thing is - with 90% improved cooling in all. Although i wonder if this 90% imporved cooling actually leads to 90% improved temps...
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    yeah thats what i was thinking. I was wondering at lunch, what does 90% improved cooling actually mean?
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    90% improved cooling, even if it is accurate, might only apply under very specific testing, withing a certain GPU load range. If at all.
    I'd take it with a grain of salt, but at least it looks very swish, and for those with good airflow in their cases, it should do well.
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    What's really nice about that card is, you could just use a universal water block on it, without having to buy additional parts, as the rest of the hot components already have independant sinks on them.

    I wish I had an SLI board right now. lol.
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    i like the SuperPipe , my cpu cooler is gigabyte g-power with 8mm heat pipe size , this pips do really good work

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