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

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.

Source: Rumorpedia

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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.
  • IM0001
    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.
  • restatement3dofted
    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.
  • carlhenry
    yay! another price drop just around the corner! *drool*
    will be rooting for the gtx 460's!
  • wintermint
    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
  • nevertell
    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.
  • joebob2000
    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?
  • eddieroolz
    That's some serious claims they're making there. Hopefully manufacturers will begin focusing more on noise as well.
  • wiyosaya
    47db is not what I would consider quiet.
  • Nothing new with the vapor chamber, ATI used it in the 2000 series and I am sure they were not first do so either.
  • N.Broekhuijsen
    "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!