Wednesday, April 7th 2010

Inno3D iChill GTX 470 Cooler Drawings Surface, Company Tanks Up on Fermi Stocks

Inno3D's quest for the first non-reference GeForce GTX 470 has taken a turn with the company now planning to design its own cooling assembly. First surfaced in late March, Inno3D's non-reference GTX 470 wasn't much more than a reference-design card with green colored PCB instead of black. It also retained the reference cooling assembly, albeit slightly toned down with four copper heat-pipes instead of five.

The new cooling assembly, now in the form of CAD drawings, makes use of an elaborate aluminum fin arrays to which heat from the GPU is fed by heat-pipes. These are cooled by three 80~90 mm fans. While cooling the GPU, the three also blow air onto heatsinks over the memory and VRM areas. Inno3D plans to brand its new card the Inno3D iChill GTX 470 Hawk 1280 MB. The DirectX 11 generation GeForce GTX 470 GPU packs 448 CUDA cores, and addresses 1280 MB (1.25 GB) of memory across a 320-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface. The company did not share when it plans to get these out.
In related news, Inno3D released pictures from its warehouse where it just received crate-loads of GeForce GTX 400 series graphics cards from NVIDIA. This time around you can see the actual cards in the boxes. Ironically, Inno3D released pictures of its branded boxes of GTX 400 cards back in March, without showing pictures of actual cards. It had then claimed to be ready to ship those cards.

From here on, Inno3D, like every other authorized board partner, will place company stickers on those virgin cards, pack them in their shiny Inno3D branded boxes (pictured earlier), and off they go to wherever market demand takes them.
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24 Comments on Inno3D iChill GTX 470 Cooler Drawings Surface, Company Tanks Up on Fermi Stocks

#1
aCid888*
Am I the only one bored of seeing pictures and reading these awfully translated press releases??


WHEN ARE WE GOING TO SEE THE DAMN CARDS ON SHELVES, NVIDIA?!?!?! :confused: :wtf: :rolleyes:



Edit: Another AC clone, I do believe.
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#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Aside from that not being a press release, I don't see where it's awful. NVIDIA says you'll see those cards on shelves on the 12th of this month.
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#3
aCid888*
While this exact news article may not be a press release, have you read any of the many, many poorly translated press releases/info on coming products/other such stuff??

Half the time they cant make sense and the other half the time is spent telling you how 'blazing fast' something is.


I guess I'm bored of hearing all this Failme news without seeing anything out as of yet.

If your going to shout about a product or some other fine thing your coming out with....at least have something to shout about in the first place. All I see at the minute are boxes in some storage facility and not cards in peoples rig. :shadedshu


When the latter happens, they by all means shout about a new (rebranded) cooling solution.
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#4
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
aCid888* said:
While this exact news article may not be a press release, have you read any of the many, many poorly translated press releases/info on coming products/other such stuff??

Half the time they cant make sense and the other half the time is spent telling you how 'blazing fast' something is.


I guess I'm bored of hearing all this Failme news without seeing anything out as of yet.

If your going to shout about a product or some other fine thing your coming out with....at least have something to shout about in the first place. All I see at the minute are boxes in some storage facility and not cards in peoples rig. :shadedshu


When the latter happens, they by all means shout about a new (rebranded) cooling solution.
Well, welcome to planet Earth. This is a pretty normal product launch. Reviews were allowed to be published less than a month ahead of the cards reaching the store, giving space for each of the AIC partners to spread news about their products. There's nothing absurd/awful about any of it.
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#5
aCid888*
That's your view, mine is above...expression of different views is what a forum is all about. ;)


I stand by my statements and until I see cards they wont change.


Edit:

Can we at least agree on this being yet another AC rebranded cooler??
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#6
yogurt_21
aside from the random rant above that should be removed to some sort of internal discussion rather than appearing on our news page discussion;

I think the heat argument is essentially goign away with all of the cooling and board enhancements we're seeign pre-launch.

By the time they hit the shelves it seems liek a wide array of solutions will be avialable to where the argument becomes "Is this card worth the extra cash or should I buy a regular 470 and get an after market cooler?"

seems like nvidia's partners have the issue handled imo.
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#7
HalfAHertz
Ignoring everything else, that cooler is simply gorgeous.
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#8
gumpty
Ah yes, the box thread.

Now these boxes I can believe.

aCid888* said:
Can we at least agree on this being yet another AC rebranded cooler??
Dunno. Got some pics/drawings of the AC version?
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#9
aCid888*





Aside from the fans that are a little different, the entire cooling unit looks the same.

Pretty obvious its a rebrand. :)


Edit: The pictures above are also the "Extreme" edition...so I assume they are slightly different than the AC unit on this Inno3D card.

Edit 2: Better picture added. :toast:
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#11
TRIPTEX_CAN
Should be decent enough to get the heat away from the card but still need epic exhaust to complete the work.
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#12
Kenshai
Definitely not that cooler, the heat pipe design is different. I wouldn't be so sure that this is a rebrand.
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#13
aCid888*
Kenshai said:
Definitely not that cooler, the heat pipe design is different. I wouldn't be so sure that this is a rebrand.
I never said it was exactly that cooler, but I did say its a rebranded Arctic Cooling unit.



Inno3D have used AC products on their cards before...."iChill" for example. :)


Edit: Inno3D GTX260 "iChill"

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#14
Animalpak
now that's is intelligent, go to hell XFX !!! If you do not want to spend all the money you earn in some new cooling solution because you're too greedy.

Instead of seeking solutions do not care because it affects only gain the money.
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#16
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Pretty tall card actually, good luck trying to run them in SLI.
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#17
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
aCid888* said:
That's your view, mine is above...expression of different views is what a forum is all about. ;)


I stand by my statements and until I see cards they wont change.
I don't need to be told what forums are for, however we can all tell the normal from the abnormal, and that doesn't have to be according to anyone's opinion. Less than a month's delay between launch and cards reaching stores isn't abnormal.

Besides, here in India, the sales have already begun. Here's a listing: http://www.lynx-india.com/index.php?categoryID=674&offset=16
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#18
OnBoard
aCid888* said:
Can we at least agree on this being yet another AC rebranded cooler??
Yes we can. It has the obvious reversed fan design of Arctic Cooling on the middle fan. But the kicker is that the side fans are regular.

Also it looks like middle fan is 92mm and side fans 80mm. Opposed to 3x80mm in Accelero Extremes. That is likely so that it can tame the GTX 480. GTX 280 version is 250W and 4870x2 version was 320W.

Also you can compare the 4870x2 version with the heatpipe X to the cad thing: http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalog/images/gallery/4870X2_06h.png
http://www.techpowerup.com/img/10-04-07/25b.jpg

Oh and buy this if you don't want to spend 50€-60€/$67-$77 more later on Accelero ;)

edit: the GTX260 Inno3D iChill came out way before you could actually get Accelero Xtreme on store. They most likely steal the first Acceleros again and leave rest waiting.

eidairaman1 said:
Pretty tall card actually, good luck trying to run them in SLI.
It'll be 3 slots like all previous Acceleros. So three 16x slots needed for SLI. Can be done on x58 boards and high end P55.
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#19
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
No 480 eh? Ima guess that their having problems with the pwm temps on it.
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#20
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
not the way slot spacing is, all boards have single spacing for the slots, having a 3 slot card makes configs harder due to 3 slots total being used up and having a SLI board that way usually makes the second PCI E 16x slot not usable. TBH I think they should move the cooling to the side closest to door or a twin fin array that is sandwiching the card. that also Cools VRM and Memory instead of just GPU.

OnBoard said:
Yes we can. It has the obvious reversed fan design of Arctic Cooling on the middle fan. But the kicker is that the side fans are regular.

Also it looks like middle fan is 92mm and side fans 80mm. Opposed to 3x80mm in Accelero Extremes. That is likely so that it can tame the GTX 480. GTX 280 version is 250W and 4870x2 version was 320W.

Also you can compare the 4870x2 version with the heatpipe X to the cad thing: http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalog/images/gallery/4870X2_06h.png
http://www.techpowerup.com/img/10-04-07/25b.jpg

Oh and buy this if you don't want to spend 50€-60€/$67-$77 more later on Accelero ;)

edit: the GTX260 Inno3D iChill came out way before you could actually get Accelero Xtreme on store. They most likely steal the first Acceleros again and leave rest waiting.


It'll be 3 slots like all previous Acceleros. So three 16x slots needed for SLI. Can be done on x58 boards and high end P55.
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#21
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
aCid888* said:
Am I the only one bored of seeing pictures and reading these awfully translated press releases??


WHEN ARE WE GOING TO SEE THE DAMN CARDS ON SHELVES, NVIDIA?!?!?! :confused: :wtf: :rolleyes:



Edit: Another AC clone, I do believe.
Happens all the time with new video card releases, even when the 5800 series launched people couldn't get there hands on em till weeks later.

Anyways, that's a real nice cooler, hope they can keep the temps down to a good degree unlike the stock Fermi heatsink.
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#22
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
Since the 470 is so hot to begin with its a shame that the Inno3D iChill isant a better cooler.

(fins should be along the axis of the card and the exhaust should be improved to aid in removal of heat rather than just swirling it all over the inside of the case)
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#23
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Stock coolers are meant to keep the card cool under non overclocked situations. Atleast back in the day they were, hence why i had a AC VGA Silencer Rev 3 on my Radeon 9700 Pro AIW (Overclock)
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#24
MKmods
Case Mod Guru
sorry I misspoke, I reworded my comment (stock cooler is ok because its stock but if a company is gonna go through all the baloney to build a better cooler they should have tried harder)

(omg, that Inno3D GTX260 "iChill" looks even worse)
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