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How CoolIT gets its kicks: overclocking the world's fastest graphics card

by Parm Mann on 27 August 2008, 10:06

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Making the world's fastest, faster

Earlier this month we announced that Canada's CoolIT Systems would be one of the first to bring liquid-cooling to AMD's Radeon HD 4870 X2.

The liquid-cooling specialist had been working with AMD to develop a version of its Dual Drive Bay VGA Cooler for AMD's flagship graphics card, and had promised impressive overclocking potential - up to 13.5 per cent on core speed, and 11 per cent on memory, it said.

It all sounded mighty tasty, but there's nothing quite like a video to get the overclocking crowd licking its lips. So, here's the world's fastest consumer graphics card running with its GPU raised from 750MHz to 880MHz, and its memory upped from 900MHz to 1000MHz.

Oh, and in case you're worried about burning holes into your chassis, this bad boy doesn't exceed 39°C.

Our Radeon HD 4870 X2 review showed a Sapphire card running at 95°C under load, so this is a pretty cool achievement.

Want one? We thought so, and it does pave the way for a cool-and-quiet Radeon HD 4870 X2 setup. That'd make for some extreme benchmarks to say the least.

Don't get your credit cards out just yet, though. An official release date is yet to be announced, but CoolIT expects the product to become available sometime in September, and pricing is yet to be determined.

Related reading: CoolIT to bring liquid-cooling to AMD's Radeon HD 4870 X2

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Best thing about that video is the old skool amiga stylee chip music!
Best thing about that video is the old skool amiga stylee chip music!

I love old school music from the 16 bit days. Ocean would have brill music with their games. Robocop stands out in my mind. And then theres of course lemmings!!!

Nice water cooler too, but nothing worth raving about. Its a waterblock for a new GPU. It does the same as any other GPU water block…. Its just new…. :)