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The Radeon 4800 Series has been around for a while now and in recently manufacturers have been enhancing the cooling for these cards. Generally this involves replacing the reference cooler with a quieter, better performing model but some manufacturers go that little bit further and recently we saw our first liquid cooled version of the 4870.

It therefore comes as no surprise to us that there are also versions of the 4870X2 hitting the market with extreme cooling solutions in addition to enhanced speeds. Today we will run two of the most interesting through a selection of real world tests, including gaming at 2560x1600 and Blu-Ray playback to find out how good the 4870 X2 can get.
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nice pretty good temps on the sapphire card.
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nice pretty good temps on the sapphire card.
Best be sarcasm.
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CPU block fails....

You just can't run a 4870X2 along with a CPU on a single 120mm rad...
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Best be sarcasm.
Why? The temps aren't terrible.
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CPU block fails....

You just can't run a 4870X2 along with a CPU on a single 120mm rad...
thats a pump...
    
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CPU block fails....

You just can't run a 4870X2 along with a CPU on a single 120mm rad...
It's not a cpu block . It's a pump.
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Why? The temps aren't terrible.
A whole 2c lower than air cooling under load. Wow.

Putting a cpu and a gpu in the same loop with a weak pump, and a 120 rad is nothing short of laughable. For the price this thing is going to cost, I could buy a setup that would destroy it 10 times over.

And for those of you saying it's just a pump, please do your research first. It's a pump / cpu block in one.
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It's not a cpu block . It's a pump.
Read the article much

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The other component shown above is the CPU block and system pump, an all in one design. This cooling block has a copper core and connects to the CPU fan header on our motherboard via a 3pin plug. It is compatible with Socket 775 and AM2 but unfortunately not Core-I7 at this time.
Its a block and pump but i dont think anyone in there right mind would use it as a block
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Why don't they jack the reference cards fan speed up for a comparison, of course you're gonna hit 90°c at default speed.


Did you guys noticed the oc'd version putting out better benchmark numbers than the GT295?
The previews that are posted all over the place right now
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