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BFG Dishes Out Watercooled GeForce GTX 285

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According to BFG Technologies, consumers can now pick up its new watercooled GeForce GTX 285 H2O graphics card starting Monday.

Looking for a single-slot solution that will stay cool under hot situations?  Danger Den has the answer despite its dangerous name, co-developing a very cool solution with manufacturer BFG Technologies. With the ThermoIntelligence Water Cooling solution, BFG's latest GeForce GTX 285 graphics card--the GeForce GTX 285 H2O--will deliver up to a 42°C lower GPU operating temperature than "reference" cooling solutions using standard air cooling.

The system is built in the good ole US of A using pure copper--good for the workers, good for the environment. Each one is hand-built by a BFG technician using the Arctic Silver thermal compound. Additionally, the cooling system includes high quality, high-flow 3/8-inch and 1/2-inch fittings (barbs) to maximize water flow with captured o-rings to prevent leakage. The cooling system can also accommodate a Quad Nvidia SLI configuration using the included 1/2 micro fittings (barbs) and tubing.

“BFG innovated the idea of offering pre-built water cooled graphics cards back on the GeForce 6800 Ultra and then extended that initiative by partnering with our friends at Danger Den for full coverage copper blocks starting with the GeForce 8800 GTX”, said John Malley, senior director of marketing for BFG Technologies. “Our industry leading experience in providing top-of-the-line pre-assembled water cooling solutions continues with the GeForce GTX 285 H2O, and offers customers a rock solid product that is backed by our famous lifetime warranty and 100 Day Trade Up Program.”

But with all this talk about watercooling, what's actually on BFG's new GeForce offering? Featuring Nvidia's GeForce GTX 285 clocking in at a devilish 666 MHz (versus the standard 648 MHz), the GeForce GTX 285 H2O coughs up a shader clock of 1512 MHz, a texture fill rate of 53.3 billion/sec., and 240 stream processors. The card comes with 1 GB GDDR3 memory clocked at 2482 MHZ, has a 512-bit memory interface and a 159 GB/sec. memory bandwidth. Want multiple monitor support? It's there. Need a little Nvidia SLI love? It can do that too, either 2-way or 3-way, depending on consumer orientation and preference.

All in all, the card sounds quite tasty and cool all rolled up into one package. Consumers even get a plus when picking up this card, knowing that it will not only perform under stressful situations, but will not moan and whine like many significant others. As of this writing, Newegg and the likes have not loaded the product into their databases, however other BFG GeForce GTX 285 1 GB cards cost around $350USD.

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    Tindytim , March 11, 2009 9:35 PM
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    The cooling system can also accommodate a Quad Nvidia SLI configuration using the included 1/2 micro fittings (barbs) and tubing.

    You might want to fix that.

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    what's actually on BFG's new GeForce offering? Featuring Nvidia's GeForce GTX 285 clocking in at a devilish 666 MHz (versus the standard 648 MHz), the GeForce GTX 285 H2O coughs up a shader clock of 1512 MHz, a texture fill rate of 53.3 billion/sec., and 240 stream processors. The card comes with 1 GB GDDR3 memory clocked at 2482 MHZ, has a 512-bit memory interface and a 159 GB/sec. memory bandwidth. Want multiple monitor support? It's there. Need a little Nvidia SLI love? It can do that too, either 2-way or 3-way, depending on consumer orientation and preference.

    Might want to fix that aswell.
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    Tindytim , March 11, 2009 9:35 PM
    Quote:
    The cooling system can also accommodate a Quad Nvidia SLI configuration using the included 1/2 micro fittings (barbs) and tubing.

    You might want to fix that.

    Quote:
    what's actually on BFG's new GeForce offering? Featuring Nvidia's GeForce GTX 285 clocking in at a devilish 666 MHz (versus the standard 648 MHz), the GeForce GTX 285 H2O coughs up a shader clock of 1512 MHz, a texture fill rate of 53.3 billion/sec., and 240 stream processors. The card comes with 1 GB GDDR3 memory clocked at 2482 MHZ, has a 512-bit memory interface and a 159 GB/sec. memory bandwidth. Want multiple monitor support? It's there. Need a little Nvidia SLI love? It can do that too, either 2-way or 3-way, depending on consumer orientation and preference.

    Might want to fix that aswell.
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    vaskodogama , March 11, 2009 10:14 PM
    This Will cost muchhhhhh!! but it's damn good!
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    1raflo , March 12, 2009 2:42 AM
    Quote:
    ...Nvidia's GeForce GTX 285 clocking in at a devilish 666 MHz (versus the standard 648 MHz), the GeForce GTX 285 H2O coughs up a shader clock of 1512 MHz, a texture fill rate of 53.3 billion/sec., and 240 stream processors. The card comes with 1 GB GDDR3 memory clocked at 2482 MHZ, has a 512-bit memory interface and a 159 GB/sec. memory bandwidth.


    I think the specs are wrong, should be a hella higher since this card is watercooled. The normal bfg aircooled comes with 675MHz core and 2520MHz memory.
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    scarpa , March 12, 2009 6:01 AM
    "Consumers even get a plus when picking up this card, knowing that it will not only perform under stressful situations, but will not moan and whine like many significant others."

    ha ha ha nice.
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    Anonymous , March 12, 2009 8:17 PM
    good to see you having fun with your writing style, although the technical errors really do hurt.