Thursday, May 10th 2007

MSI Shows off Watercooled Radeon HD 2900XT

At the MSI PC2008 event yesterday in Taipei MSI showed off its watercooled version of the Radeon HD 2900XT and the guys at TweakTown are so kind to show us a image of this beauty. You should check our related news tab for more unconfirmed information, pictures and card specs.

Source: TweakTown
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15 Comments on MSI Shows off Watercooled Radeon HD 2900XT

#1
LiNKiN
Staff
That would be nice to have! I just hope it dont cost a grand!
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#2
mandelore
it will never cost that much, I reckon ATI is gonna be sweet on prices, (fingers crossed) im hoping as a gift for the long delay and waiting of loyal customers...

it does look neat and functional, no flashy plastic covers and all that crap. I like it
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#3
d44ve
it looks just "thrown together" .... I wonder if that is the retail version of it or just a prototype
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#4
LiNKiN
Staff
If I were to get that, the black tubing will be replaced with clear UV reactive ones ASAP.
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#5
Grings
it's nice sure, but i really dont get why they put the pump on the card, i dont get why companies cant get the concept of a watercooled graphics card right, them asus watercooled 8800gtx's looked a bit half arsed, the msi radiator looks a lot better than the asus one though, but why all the pipes on the block?

I personally thing a better idea for graphics card retailers like msi/sapphire etc would be to sell cards like bfg's watercolled 8800gtx, but make a decent radiator with integrated pump kit to go with it, obviously people with decent watercoolers allready could just buy the card with waterblock like the bfg one
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#6
t_ski
Former Staff
I like the idea, but I don't like all the separate parts. The block should be one piece, not two with a ton of tubing sticking out the side. The pump looks OK, but could be integrated into the block as well.
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#7
zekrahminator
McLovin
I'm pretty sure the R600 puts out more heat than most CPU/VGA combos, seeing a built-in LCS that takes care of the R600's heat output is impressive, to say the least.
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#8
d44ve
zekrahminator said:
I'm pretty sure the R600 puts out more heat than most CPU/VGA combos, seeing a built-in LCS that takes care of the R600's heat output is impressive, to say the least.
Thats just it though... we dont know how well it performs. I have my doubts.
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#9
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
::gives a Homer Simpson food grunt::
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#10
-=SNIPER=-
that card will be useless for Crossfire setup :/ ??? they covered the crossfire links with that small pump,,, i think they should re-positioning that pump a little 1~2cm off from the link
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#11
lane
Hmm... This pics have been shown something like 1 month ago on TT.. it's more an ES sample.. it will certainly not be the final aspect of the waterblock.. the part will certainly be re-positioning in final version... i think they was just testing the components of the waterblock... and efficienty
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#12
zekrahminator
McLovin
-=SNIPER=- said:
that card will be useless for Crossfire setup :/ ??? they covered the crossfire links with that small pump,,, i think they should re-positioning that pump a little 1~2cm off from the link
Do you REALLY want 2 R600's + a Core 2 Quad in your system? That's easily over 500W of heat output, which is 500W of electricity. There would be more power flowing through the computer than there is flowing through my 8000BTU air conditioner. And 500W of heat output is a very large number...enough to effectively heat a small room.

And that's why I'm getting a R630, or whatever the midrange DX10 offering from ATI is :).
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#13
Pinchy
zekrahminator said:
Do you REALLY want 2 R600's + a Core 2 Quad in your system?
Yes, yes i do :D
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#14
t_ski
Former Staff
No, I was 2 R600's + a Quad core Barcelona system. :D
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#15
zekrahminator
McLovin
With, of course, 4x4 tech so you have an 8-core system with 2 R600's :p.

That brings us to roughly...600W, enough to power a microwave or a fairly nice air conditioner :roll:.

Personally, I'd put the extra wattage into my AC, your computer ain't much fun if you get a heat stroke ;).
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