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Point of View GeForce GTX 480 Beast JetStream launched

Posted on Tuesday, October 12 2010 @ 12:55:15 CEST by

Point of View teamed up with TGT to release the GeForce GTX 480 Beast JetStream,n a new watercooled graphics card with 810MHz core, 1620MHz shaders and 1GB GDDR5 clocked at 3800MHz. Stock cards have 700/1401/3696MHz frequencies.
Point of View the leading European manufacturer of an exclusive range NVIDIA based 3D processor boards, advanced netbooks as well as fancy 7” and 10” Tegra tablet computers and additional enthusiast PC products, announces today the fastest 810 MHz NVIDIA Fermi 3D processor board around: The POV/TGT GeForce GTX 480 “Beast”TM JetStreamTM water cooled.

Hand-selected by TGT, the POV/TGT GeForce GTX 480 “Beast”TM JetStreamTM water cooled is running at an unprecedented 810 MHz core clock “out of the box”, 1620 MHz shader clock and 3800 MHz DDR-5 memory clock honoring TGT’s efforts to optimize and balance both, enhanced core clock settings and rock solid stability.

The POV/TGT GeForce GTX 480 “Beast”TM JetStreamTM water cooled is raising the bar of the so far fastest competitive Fermi products from TGT (POV/TGT Geforce GTX 480 Ultra Charged) by another 50 MHz plus “individual headroom”. This means, that the POV/TGT GeForce GTX 480 “Beast”TM JetStreamTM water cooled is the world’s first GeForce GTX 480 based 3D processor card running stable north of 800 MHz core clock. But this is not all. Depending on the local thermal cooling environment and ventilation, the “480 BEAST TM” may run stable at even higher core clock rates. Frankly speaking, as TGT seriously cares about the 3D gaming enthusiasts, TGT is not only raising the core clock rate, but also significantly raising the over clocking headroom in general.

“Water cooling” is actually causing some confusion and misunderstandings. Water is not the “cooling device” within the cooling system, as water is not dissipating the heat to the outside world while running through plastic pipes. Instead, water is transporting the heat away from the POV/TGT GeForce GTX 480 “BEAST”TM to a large radiator equipped with one or more powerful 12cm fans running at low, less noisy speed. This large 12cm fan, as part of the water cooling system, is actually the more powerful cooling device that doesn’t leave a chance to a much smaller cooler usually to be found on a graphics card that may get “noisy” in case the GeForce GTX 480 board is over clocked. Unfortunately both, “significantly enhanced performance” based on hand selected components and “water cooling” has a price.

First generation “water cooler” designs didn’t change since introduced to the market in 2001. First generation water coolers are a very simple construction, like a bathtub with a lid on it. Many users thought that a “copper cooler” is more efficient than aluminum or plastic although the actual cooling, the heat dissipation, doesn’t even take place close to the water cooler. In reality solid copper is too soft, too heavy, too difficult to manufacture to precision, and unnecessary expensive for a complex multi component JetStreamTM device. In other words, a “solid copper cooler” may be less efficient and may only cause issues. A solid Copper cooler actually traps the heart close to the GPU while in reality the water cooler is intended to collect the heat by the water and transport it to the radiator far away from the GPU.

Second generation JetStreamTM water cooling is using a Nickel coated, patented JetStreamTM copper plate sitting on top of the GPU to optimize the heat conduction as the decisive component of a light weight aluminum cooler. This copper plate is not only surrounded by water, like in a conventional “bathtub cooler”, but also features lots of internal Innovatek patented JetStreamTM water channels to increase the cooling surface and the internal heat flow significantly. According to computer simulations confirmed by real world experiments and measurements, and considering a heat dissipation of 300 Watt of an over-clocked POV/TGT GeForce GTX 480 “BEAST”, the water will only heat up by 4K (or Celsius) between the entrance and the exit of the JetStreamTM water cooler. As this JetStreamTM technology has already been proven in other high-tech areas such as cooling 2800 Watt UV diods for hardening glue, JetStreamTM technology will also be extremely efficient in any multi way SLI environment.



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