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Not having any prior knowledge about what to expect, I was intrigued when I saw that Sapphire had chosen to water cool the Atomic HD4870x2. What I wasn't expecting was that it was not just the card but the processor being cooled as well. The single 120mm radiator and 60CFM fan and 1/4 inch tubing made me instantly skeptical about just how well this Atomic system was going to work. My skepticism turned into joy when I actually put it into the system and fired it up. Having forgotten that I was pushing a 1 gig overclock on my Q9450 with close to 1.375 volts on the CPU, I was pleasantly surprised to see idle temps in the low 30 Celsius range in my 27 degree Celsius room. Even better was that when loaded with two instances of Folding@Home load temperatures did not exceed 53 degrees Celsius. To test the cooling on the Atomic HD4870x2 I looped 3Dmark06 at 1920x1200 with the settings maxed out and only reached 57 Celsius on the GPU cores while running Prime 95 on all four CPU cores. The CPU temperature maxed at 62 Celsius in this test. Pretty impressive for an all-in-one system cooling solution.
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post #2 of 14
Wow. How is that possible?
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post #3 of 14
Who would actually use this? You are cooling a 4870x2 with a single 120mm rad.......

And to top it off there is a CPu block/pump combo thrown in for good measure....
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I don't believe that. A single 120mm rad would have trouble cooling the GPUs let alone throwing an OCed quad in the same loop. Someone's getting paid under the table i think...
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REPOST
Different source though
 
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post #6 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by CorpussStalker View Post
REPOST
Different source though
This is not a repost, but an actual review.
We all thought that the cpu block was a pump, guess we were wrong!
post #7 of 14
Did the review say the CPU temps?
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Originally Posted by Croft View Post
Did the review say the CPU temps?
Did you even read the quote?
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Originally Posted by FIX_ToRNaDo View Post
Did you even read the quote?
Woops my bad, wrong review topic.
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Croft View Post
Woops my bad, wrong review topic.
Marin won't believe it, a lot of people here won't .
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