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Now we’ve covered CoolIT’s innovative range of coolers in detail at past shows, but here at Computex 2007, CoolIT have once again pulled something special out of the bag, this time in the shape of a bespoke MTC based cooling system for an HD Radeon 2900XT Crossfire set-up.

The snappily named CoolIT Systems Reference 2900 Liquid Cooling System replaces the air-based cooling on the graphics cards and uses CoolIT’s patented MTEC technology to cool the cards instead. The radiator and fan unit is contained in a separate unit which is designed to fit into two spare drive bays, exhausting the heat to the front of the PC.



The whole thing is powered by a single molex connector and whilst absent in this engineering sample, the retail unit will feature another datawire connector to allow users to control the unit with CoolIT’s custom made software. CoolIT’s Geoff Lyon has told us that the Reference 2900 Liquid Cooling System has been tested on the 512Mb versions of the Radeon HD 2900XT with 3DMark 06 during which, the temps never went over 53 degrees compared with the 85 degrees for the standard cooled cards.



With that extra room on the temperatures CoolIT have clocked their Radeon HD 2900XT Crossfire cards up to 950MHz core and 980Mhz memory, giving them a score of 20016 from the original, stock speed score of 17405 3D Marks, not bad, huh?



And even better, the CoolIT Reference 2900 Liquid Cooling System will be available for end users to fit themselves as well as to buy ready fitted in pre-built systems. And we’ve been told the price for this cracking bit of cooling kit is going to be extremely competitive… so check back soon for more.

http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=8952

Damn.... that is one nice bit of kit...
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Dang those are sweet and have a freakin nice design...
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Wow I might hold off on water cooling for a little while longer. The whole thing fitting in two front bays has me sold. Can't wait to see what the "competitive" pricing for this is. I wonder if they'll make one for single card users.
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Seems like a pre built water cooling system has actually done something right.

Looks sweet also!
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Yeah if I get these the whole thing's going to be painted Cherry Red.
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I would have liked to have seen some better bends (can you mandrel something that small?) and increased diameter on both the rubber and metal tubing...but can't argue with 53 degree overclocked/loaded temps!
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I would have liked to have seen some better bends (can you mandrel something that small?) and increased diameter on both the rubber and metal tubing...but can't argue with 53 degree overclocked/loaded temps!
Let's see some independent testing first.
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I hit 90Cº yesterday @ 11884 3Dmark 06 points. With stock cooling next to an air vent

Just remove the heat from these and they're golden!!!
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Hrm, I am skeptical about the bay situation. But the blocks look pretty good.

I am waiting for DD's benches on their solution...
    
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CoolIT Systems Announces Reference Series Liquid Cooling for AMD High Performance Graphic Cards



Taipei, Taiwan – June 5th, 2007 - CoolIT Systems announces the first product in the new Reference Series liquid cooling systems to quietly and effectively cool a Crossfire configuration of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.’s new high performance graphic card, the ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 XT. This factory sealed, maintenance free system will be on display by appointment for the first time at Computex in Taipei June 5th - 9th.

“I am impressed at how CoolIT's liquid cooling apparatus has successfully implemented micro-channel technology, which was developed in AMD's Thermal laboratory in Toronto, for effective thermal management of the GPU in a single slot PCI-e form factor, thereby eliminating the need for additional clearance space.” said Dr. Gamal Refai-Ahmed, AMD Fellow and lead thermal architect, AMD Graphics Product Group. “Using this microchannel technology in a closed loop liquid cooling design, CoolIT are enabling users to exploit the full potential of AMD's latest GPU's such as the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT. This kind of engineering cooperation is targeted to enable AMD’s enthusiast customers to push the technology to new heights.”

Geoff Lyon, CEO of CoolIT Systems comments “By working together with AMD, we’ve been able to create an advanced liquid cooling system with the ability to effectively and quietly dissipate a tremendous amount of heat and will allow the performance computing community to achieve previously unattainable performance while maintaining safe, stable temperatures. The universally compatible compact form factor fits in a dual 5¼“ drive bay and installs in any chassis quickly and easily. Additionally, the liquid cooling card assembly reduces the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT graphics card to a single PCI Slot size enabling the use of up to 4 cards if the mother board supports it.”

About CoolIT Systems
CoolIT Systems, based in Calgary, Canada, has been working with industry leaders in the computer industry to research, design, and deliver next generation cooling products that provide a comprehensive solution while exceeding high OEM standards for reliability and maintenance-free operation. This carefully designed and patented technology unleashes the full potential of a PC, providing superior cooling performance while reducing system level noise and improving reliability of vital components. The CoolIT Technology can be found in the top names in performance computing like Dell, Alienware, Velocity Micro, Maingear, Biohazard and Shuttle. www.coolitsystems.com


AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, ATI Radeon and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
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