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Nvidia Touts (Quiet) 'Fastest DX11 GPU on Planet!'

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Next title up for grabs: fastest DX11 GPU in galaxy!

Ahh, video card evolution is such an exciting thing. The basic duopoly that Nvidia and AMD have create a great back-and-forth competition that in the end benefits the consumer (and industrial markets). While AMD's been carrying the DirectX 11 crown for a while, Nvidia is looking to snatch it from them with what it is touting as the "Fastest DX11 GPU on Planet!" – and who wouldn't want to have that?

Not only will it be the fastest, but Nvidia promises it to be one of the quietest high-performance part. At a recent PDX LAN 16.5 event just past, Nvidia gave a few small details about its upcoming flagship DX11 GPU. Nvidia wouldn't reveal the name of the p

Besides just being really fast, Nvidia says it will be one of its quietest modern GPUs to date. It'll definitely be quieter than the GTX 480, but it'll be even quieter than the old GTX 285.

The sound-friendly cooler design is thanks to vapor chamber cooling, which utilizes water. The heat generated by the GPU boils the water, which then sends it up towards the heatsink fins. The water then cools and condenses then gets sent back down to the GPU plate again.

This boost in efficiency means that the upcoming Nvidia graphics card will run at around 47dBA under load of Crysis Warhead.

Check out the full presentation below for more, including another couple of Nvidia tech demos.

Nvidia Vapor Cooling Presentation at PDX LAN

Source: Rumorpedia

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    wintermint , November 8, 2010 4:53 PM
    Frankly, I don't care whether AMD or nVidia has the fastest GPU... I'm more concern about the price drops that will follow suit after new and better products come out :D 
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    wiyosaya , November 8, 2010 5:04 PM
    47db is not what I would consider quiet.
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    hixbot , November 8, 2010 5:10 PM
    Marcus, Nvidia already has the fastest DX11 GPU on the planet, the GTX 480. ATI's 5970 is faster but it has two GPUs.
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    IM0001 , November 8, 2010 4:49 PM
    Just a rehashed 480 with more performance "unlocked" from the drivers.
    Still will be interesting if the cooling and performance pan out, and look forward to the battle between it and the 69XX series.
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    restatement3dofted , November 8, 2010 4:49 PM
    Hope that bad boy's adequately sealed - dropping the cash for the then-fastest DX11 GPU on the market, only to have its water chamber leak onto the rest of your $2000+ system would make for a bad day.
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    carlhenry , November 8, 2010 4:51 PM
    yay! another price drop just around the corner! *drool*
    will be rooting for the gtx 460's!
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    wintermint , November 8, 2010 4:53 PM
    Frankly, I don't care whether AMD or nVidia has the fastest GPU... I'm more concern about the price drops that will follow suit after new and better products come out :D 
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    nevertell , November 8, 2010 4:55 PM
    So now you'll be able to boil water for your tea while playing crysis.

    I think they should fight the temperatures at the source- reducing power usage.


    Anyway, nvidia is the way I'll go, since ATI/AMD has s#itdrivers for linux.
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    joebob2000 , November 8, 2010 4:58 PM
    This sounds like the same thing Shuttle designed into their XPC line like 10 years ago, and cpu/gpu cooler makers have been toying with ever since. Except instead of water, they use a pressurized refrigerant with more ideal phase-change properties to move heat faster and to not pose a hazard if it ever leaked. How is this any different from one of those systems?
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    eddieroolz , November 8, 2010 5:00 PM
    That's some serious claims they're making there. Hopefully manufacturers will begin focusing more on noise as well.
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    wiyosaya , November 8, 2010 5:04 PM
    47db is not what I would consider quiet.
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    Anonymous , November 8, 2010 5:06 PM
    Nothing new with the vapor chamber, ATI used it in the 2000 series and I am sure they were not first do so either.
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    N.Broekhuijsen , November 8, 2010 5:09 PM
    "It's a MILLION times better then the old GTX480! Although, thats not saying much since other things that were a MILLION times better then the old GTX480 included syphilis, and tuberculosis... and things like being on fire!"

    Perfect Description! Tell me if you know where this is from!
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    DjEaZy , November 8, 2010 5:09 PM
    ... so the GPU will theoretically be not hotter the boiling point of water? so it will be about 100 c'...
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    hixbot , November 8, 2010 5:10 PM
    Marcus, Nvidia already has the fastest DX11 GPU on the planet, the GTX 480. ATI's 5970 is faster but it has two GPUs.
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    xaed , November 8, 2010 5:10 PM
    Can someone correct me if I'm wrong?

    How is that gonna cool anything? Won't the condensed water just run into the hot water that's on its way up? Then just head back up again?
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    dman3k , November 8, 2010 5:14 PM
    Sapphire has been using vapor cooling for a while using Vapor-X on the (old) ATI's...
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    Anonymous , November 8, 2010 5:20 PM
    Wait , wait wait ... Am I the only one that is getting a deja vu here . He says its a brand new termal solution !!! Come on . here is a link that ati was testing it back in 2008 : http://www.tomshardware.com/news/radeon-4870-4850-cooler,6523.html.
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    tolham , November 8, 2010 5:24 PM
    "Nvidia wouldn't reveal the name of the p"

    really now?
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    zak_mckraken , November 8, 2010 5:25 PM
    xaedCan someone correct me if I'm wrong?How is that gonna cool anything? Won't the condensed water just run into the hot water that's on its way up? Then just head back up again?

    Pretty much, yes. Not only that, but water boils at 100°C (212°F). I'm not sure I want my GPU to get that hot.
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    bokiaia , November 8, 2010 5:26 PM
    "IS IT CALLED SUPERMAN??"
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    insider3 , November 8, 2010 5:27 PM
    47dba? What they use? A fan or a speaker. That's still loud as hell.
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    aevm , November 8, 2010 5:30 PM
    Sapphire had a Vapor-X version of the HD 4850 in 2008, IIRC, using this technology. I guess it's mature enough to be trusted by now.

    47dB is excellent news IMO. My trusty old 8800GTX is rated at 61 dB under load, and it's several times weaker than the GTX 480.
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