Kryotech's SuperG 1 GHz


The PC-industry has finally reached a historical moment. The first 1 GHz PC is a reality and it's not based on an Intel-processor. Kryotech's new SuperG may not seem much more than a logical consequence after the introduction of the Cool Athlon 800 and then the Cool Athlon 900 systems, but it marks the crescendo of a long and sometimes difficult cooperation between 'processor-underdog' AMD and the visionaries from the hard working American South in West Columbia, South Carolina. While the 'cool guys from the hot South ' throw in the world's most advanced CPU-cooling system, AMD provides the fastest PC-processor of today's market. The 'marriage' of those two top-players turned out to be a perfect symbiosis and there couldn't be a worthier winner of this millennium race for reaching the gigahertz-limit than those two companies.

SuperG Is More Than Just A 'Cool Athlon 1000'

I was pleasantly surprised when I learned that the SuperG had more than just the typical bells and whistles we have come to expect from Kryotech. The cooling system has had an efficient upgrade in size and weight in return for even more cooling power than ever before. Weighing in at 70 lbs. (10 lbs. more than the 800/900 MHz units), the new SuperG sports a larger compressor that consumes 20 more watts than previous units but is able to dissipate up to a massive 150 watts of heat compared to the older models 65 watts. With this much cooling, the SuperG unit provides enough headroom for future processors as well as applications such as video-chip cooling and multi-processors. Not only is this new compressor more powerful but also the most energy efficient compressor in the industry. SuperG doesn't come with all these new features and bragging rights for cheap, no sir. The new package will set you back $2450. Lets take a look at the differences between the new and old chillers.

The unit on the left is the older model Kryotech while the right is the newer offering. You will notice the larger compressor as well as the modifications to the fan and the condenser.