Asetek Unveils Its Liquid Cooling Solution for nVidiaâ€™s G9800
Asetek announced the availability of its liquid cooling system for the new nVidia GeForce 9800GTX and GeForce 9800GX2 graphics cards.
Asetekâ€™s cooling solution use hybrid cooling technology whereby the GPU is cooled by a liquid cold plate while the memory and power sub-systems are cooled by forced air convection.
- Performance â€“ The maximum performance and ability to overclock the graphic card is dependent upon the thermal design providing low device temperatures. Asetekâ€™s thermal solution reduces the GPU temperature by over 25Â°C compared to solely air cooled designs providing excellent margins for higher clock speeds and improved graphic performance.
- Noise – Annoying noise which has been increasing in recent years is virtually eliminated. Even in hot ambient conditions, the noise level of the card will never exceed 22dBA, about the level of a quiet whisper, where the typical air cooling solutions are approaching 50dB(A), about the level of a load conversation or many street corners.
- System Thermal Management â€“ The traditional air coolers exhaust significant amount of heat from the graphics cards into the chassis heating up other components and increasing the overall noise level. With Asetekâ€™s liquid cooling the heat from the graphics card is exhausted outside of the system chassis allowing other components on the motherboard to operate cooler and with higher reliability System fans have less work to do and are able to run slower reducing system noise still further.