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?
"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!"
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Wait , wait wait ... Am I the only one that is getting a deja vu here . He says its a brand new termal solution !!! Come on . here is a link that ati was testing it back in 2008 : http://www.tomshardware.com/news/radeon-4870-4850-cooler,6523.html.
[citation][nom]xaed[/nom]Can someone correct me if I'm wrong?How is that gonna cool anything? Won't the condensed water just run into the hot water that's on its way up? Then just head back up again?[/citation]
Pretty much, yes. Not only that, but water boils at 100°C (212°F). I'm not sure I want my GPU to get that hot.
[citation][nom]IM0001[/nom]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.[/citation]
It's likely a slightly redesigned GF100 similar to a less gpgpu heavy version like the GF104 it's why all rumors point to a GF110 instead of GF100b. In other words this is frankly no different then what amd does from year to year, just tweak what you have don't necessarily make a new chip.
[quotemsg=9255281,9,56305]47db is not what I would consider quiet.[/quotemsg]
It is for a gpu under heavy load, most high end gpus would do worse then this.
This kind of cooling has been used for heat pipes, all a vapor chamber is is just a flat heatpipe.
[quotemsg=9255292,15,88617]Sapphire has been using vapor cooling for a while using Vapor-X on the (old) ATI's...[/quotemsg]
The technology has been around for much longer then that. It's just a matter of cost and performance.
[quotemsg=9255297,18,29801]Pretty much, yes. Not only that, but water boils at 100°C (212°F). I'm not sure I want my GPU to get that hot.[/quotemsg]
Not if it's in a vacuum it doesn't, at 260mb the boiling point is about 69°C.