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BFG Announces Liquid Cooled Nvidia GPUs

Liquid cooling, even though far more efficient than just air cooling, is often a hassle. Outfitting a video card with liquid cooling is usually a more intensive ordeal than working with the CPU – which is where BFG comes in with its announcement of pre-built, liquid cooled Nvidia GPUs.

BFG will be rolling out the GeForce GTX 285 H2O+ and GeForce GTX 295 H2OC graphics cards with "ThermoIntelligence Advanced Cooling Solutions," a fully assembled, self-contained liquid cooling solution right out of the box designed by CoolIT.

The cooling systems on the GTX 285 H2O+ and GTX 295 H2OC are designed to be maintenance-free, never need refilling and easily install into most systems. Users will be able to choose from three different system speed settings to control acoustics and performance—Auto, Quiet, and Maximum.

"We’re very excited to be the first company to bring this type of professional grade advanced cooling solution to PC enthusiasts," said John Malley, senior director of marketing for BFG Technologies. "The BFG ThermoIntelligence Advanced Cooling Solutions provide customers a way to get all of the benefits of liquid cooling their graphics cards right out of the box, without having to install a separate liquid cooling system that requires assembly, filling, and challenging maintenance from time to time."

The clock speeds of each card is as follows:

BFG GeForce GTX 295 H2OC

  • Memory: 1792MB (1.8GB) GDDR3
  • Core Clock: 675MHz (vs. 576MHz standard)
  • Shader Clock: 1458MHz (vs. 1242MHz standard)
  • Memory Data Rate: 2214MHz (vs. 1998MHz standard)
  • Processor Cores: 480 (combined)

BFG GeForce GTX 285 H2O+

  • Memory: 1024MB (1GB) GDDR3
  • Core Clock: 691MHz (vs. 648MHz standard)
  • Shader Clock: 1566MHz (vs. 1476MHz standard)
  • Memory Data Rate: 2592MHz (vs. 2484MHz standard)
  • Processor Cores: 240
Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • jerther
    Soon we're going to need two seperate boxes for the CPU and the GPU :P
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  • alvine
    will cost an arm and leg. can't wait for new graphic cards to come outttt
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  • scooterlibby
    I love that coolit is bringing the self contained thong to GPU's. Probably too expensive though. It would be nice if Coolit started selling the self contained water cooling unit as a standalone like they do with the Domino.
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  • scooterlibby
    Um while a self contained thing is kind of redundant, I meant "thing." :)
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  • unlicensedhitman
    How do you SLI if you have 2 radiators with the fan mount on your case?
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  • Conumdrum
    It's as good as the H50 or other basic cooling systems with liquid. I don't expect any better temps than stock with this, but at least the loud fans will be gone.

    It's good for the high end watercooler because people will buy this and begin to look at real watercooling and it's benefits. They will migrate to high end watercooling, increasing the research, products, and availibility of high end water parts for people who already do real watercooling.

    Interesting entry-level cooling.
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  • socalboomer
    scooterlibbyI love that coolit is bringing the self contained thong to GPU's. self contained "thong"s are always a good thing. . .

    sorry - couldn't resist!
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  • scook9
    this is interesting but will cost a lot and is only going to be practical in a case like the CM Stacker with all those 120mm mounts on the side panel, and then, installation will be a HUGE pain.....
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  • warezme
    I thought thong was catchier.
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  • stradric
    unlicensedhitmanHow do you SLI if you have 2 radiators with the fan mount on your case?
    Heh, seriously. It seems like they should just sell a self-contained SLI unit with 2 vid cards and one radiator.

    I like water cooling in concept only. The practicalities are just too much for me.
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