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BFG serves up GTX 295 H2OC and GTX 285 OCFU graphics cards

by Parm Mann on 8 July 2009, 11:46

Tags: GeForce GTX 295 H2OC, GeForce GTX 285 OCFU, BFG Technologies

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BFG GeForce GTX 295 H2OC

Just days ago, liquid-cooling specialist Danger Den announced a waterblock for single-PCB GeForce GTX 295s, and we surmised that it wouldn't be long until NVIDIA's partners began to launch water-cooled cards at retail. We just didn't think it would happen so soon.

As with liquid-cooled derivatives of the dual-PCB card, BFG appears to be first out of the gate with its GeForce GTX 295 H2OC - complete with what BFG tends to call a ThermoIntelligence Water Cooling solution.

The card, pictured above, features the water block co-developed with Danger Den, and promises to lower temperatures by up to 40┬░C - making this the "fastest and coolest pre-assembled water cooled graphics card on the market to date", says BFG.

We took a good look at BFG's water-cooled dual-GPU alternative - the GeForce GTX 295 H2O - earlier this year, and found it ran significantly cooler than an air-cooled model and featured great build quality. Trouble is, it wasn't factory overclocked and we found there was little overclocking headroom to work with.

Fortunately, that isn't the case with the all-new single-PCB H2OC. It comes pre-overclocked with each GPU running at 675MHz (up from 576MHz), a total 480 shaders running at 1,458MHz (up from 1,242MHz) and 1,792MB of GDDR3 memory overclocked to 2,214MHz (up from 1,998MHz).

Pretty healthy performance bumps all round, and though the card's bound to cost an arm and a leg, they won't come much quicker than this - if at all.

Still not convinced by dual-GPU cards? Still wary of liquid cooling? Not to worry, BFG's also launching an overclocked air-cooled version of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 285 - head on over to page two for details.