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FPS fans at BFG technologies have released a full line-up of GT200 cards this week and one of them, the GeForce GTX 280 H2OC is claimed to be the fastest around. Equipped with a ThermoIntelligence water cooling system made by BFG in collaboration with Danger Den, the new GTX 280 card is factory overclocked but unfortunately for it, it can't really brag with breaking any records, at least not when compared to EVGA's GTX 280 Hydro Copper edition.

BFG's ThermoIntelligence card features high-flow 3/8†and 1/2†fittings, pre-applied Arctic Silver thermal compound and comes with GPU, shader and memory frequencies of 680, 1458 and 2450 MHz, respectively but that's not enough as EVGA's own watercooled card comes very close with its 691 MHz GPU clock, identical shader clock and 2430 MHz memory. It's too close of a race and we're talking $600+ cards. Has it really come to this?
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And yet BFG's warranty still doesn't allow you to swap their coolers for aftermarket coolers. Tsk tsk. But they'll have a hard time beating eVGA's cards. They literally love saying they have the fastests cards available.

I think BFG should focus on improving their warranty before boasting.
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evga > bfg
Edited by psik0.k1m - 6/18/08 at 2:01am
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Got the DD block so soon?
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this reminds of the launch of the 8800ultra there they where like a grand for a bfg watercooled card
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Looks like nice card tho,But if you aint got a water cooled pc would you still be able to use it,Or would it just over heat? Just wondered as these sort of cards are becomming more regular nowadays.With water blocks on the cards that is.
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Originally Posted by BLAKIE33 View Post
Looks like nice card tho,But if you aint got a water cooled pc would you still be able to use it,Or would it just over heat? Just wondered as these sort of cards are becomming more regular nowadays.With water blocks on the cards that is.
If you wanna fry eggs on the card run it without the WC

If you wanna make slushies with it use the WC


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