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On-Die watercoolers could reincarnate in graphics card solutions

Discussion in 'News' started by Bastieeeh, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. Bastieeeh New Member

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    On-Die also known as Direct-Die cooling got quite popular a couple of years ago. Watercooling addicts tried to get the best out of their selfmade cooling units and found water spilling around the CPU die itself to be competitive solution. But the obvious hurdles with leakage and complicated maintenance prevented companies from incorporating this technology.
    However, I came across an interesting piece of information that reveals MSI has plans to sell special NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX cards with an On-Die watercooling setup. Afterall it sounds quite unbelievable especially if you take a look at the second picture which shows the cooling unit at a higher resolution. But MSI clearly said so if the guys from HardTecs didn't mess with the translation. I will get in contact with them and see how they respond.
    If we assume this is indeed an On-Die cooler then I would direct your attention to the last picture at the end of this post. This shows a watercooled R600 card and the pump, hoses and general appearance look very similar to the aforementioned 8800GTX board. Sadly both cards aren't available yet so the time will tell what exactly we are looking at here.

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    Source: HardTecs4U
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  2. WarEagleAU

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    Very interesting pictures and indeed an interesting Water Cooling Setup. Sooner or later we will have two water cooling systems in one pc. One for CPU and one for GPU. (Cpu can include NB, SB, Mosfets, PWRM, HDD, etc and GPU includes one, two or even three gpu cards!)
  3. olstyle


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    The translation is correct. But MSI is talking of 700MHZ GPU-clock while having a die-temperature of 100°C . That doesn´t sound like a superior sollution to me.

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