PowerColor reveals liquid cooled Radeon HD 5970

Posted on Monday, January 18 2010 @ 16:01 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
PowerColor rolled out the LCS HD5970, as the name suggests, this is a new Radeon HD 5970 graphics card with a liquid cooling solution. The company uses a waterblock from EK and promises temperatures will be up to 30°C lower compared with the reference version. It arrives factory overclocked with a 750MHz GPU and 2GB GDDR5 clocked at 1050MHz, versus reference clockspeeds of 725MHz and 1000MHz, respectively. The card is bundled with DiRT2 and should be available on January 21st.
TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, is thrilled to announce the world’s fastest GPU with liquid cooling solution: the PowerColor LCS HD5970 2GB GDDR5. Equipped with the award-winning EK cooling solution, LCS HD5970 enables superior gaming experiences, and easily boosts up the potential overclcoking ability in an ultra quite and cool operating environment.

PowerColor LCS HD5970 has a full water block mounted, which fully covers the memory and power regulator chip. With a copper base design, it is reduces temperature up to 30°C compared with the reference version. PowerColor packages a high-flow 3/8" and 1/2" fittings (barbs) to maximize water flow with captured o-rings to prevent leakage. Gamers can effortlessly customize their own liquid cooling system using these two fittings.

"The fastest GPU should pack with the most efficient way to cool down the card so it extend its real potential performance easily;” said Ted Chen, CEO of TUL Corporation. “LCS HD5970 partnered with EK water cooling solution to deliver an incredible gaming performance in an optimum stable operating environment. This will be the best combo you’ve never seen before.”

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