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MSI Unveils N285GTX HydroGen Graphics Card

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Along with the shiny new laptops, MSI today took the wraps off their latest N285GTX HydroGen graphics card powered by the 55 nm NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 GPU series. As you have probably figured it out from the pictures, the card is equipped with an all-copper full-cover watercooling solution, specifically designed to fit in a single slot and make possible overclocking the GPU and memory components to 702 MHz (648 MHz stock) and 2600 MHz (2484 MHz stock) respectively. The card is also equipped with 1024 MB of 512-bit GDDR3 memory. No other specific characteristics have been mentioned at the time of this publication. MSI is also mum on the pricing and availability date.

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Why do they bother using a single slot cooling solution if they still use the double slot brackets? :banghead:

And the block looks suspiciously like a copy of the design of HK's blocks:
 

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Wonder if they'll get sued:ohwell:
I suppose I'll only buy it if I have a Loop:p
 
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Lol yeah that is just retarted ^^. A single slot solution but uses two slots for back panel
 
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Lol yeah that is just retarted ^^. A single slot solution but uses two slots for back panel
new to cooling? This saves space, it is less bulky, even though it uses 2 brackets (because it is heavy)
 

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and more airflow if you have those generic back plates without ventilation holes
 

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new to cooling? This saves space, it is less bulky, even though it uses 2 brackets (because it is heavy)
Well, the thing I reacted on was all the yay 1-slot cooling when almost every WC block nowadays are single slot. In addition to that you have to hunt down a single slot bracket if you want to use two next each other.
 

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It sucks to mention this, but if you were to get it, you could just dremel half of it off.
 
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not only card with water cool , but also nice look water block
 
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That ogre on the cover is from their 790GX gaming boards. I wonder why they put it on an Nvidia GPU. You would think they'd use something different. Sexy looking card none the less.
 
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lol, clearly watercool eK made this block for MSI, you really think MSI has any idea how to make a waterblock? :rofl:
 
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It's nice to see manufactures selling cards with blocks already installed. Would love to see some comparision between this and the Heatkiller mentioned in post #2.
 
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i would still go for the nickel/acetal full cover blocks from EK..
IMHO :)
 
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Yeah.. copper tends to have that layer of color overtime when heated water is ran through them.. lowering its efficiency.
 

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and that's when it tells you "you need to change your graphics card!!"
 
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