NVIDIA PARTNER Gainward said it will provide a liquid cooling add on for the next generation GeForce FX PowerPack! family of processor products.What is that? That is a "highly conductive pure metal alloy cooling block" which will sit over the graphics chip and chill it out, if it looks like losing its temper. The firm said that circulating conductive hot air around a PC with fans is not very efficient. "Liquid cooling," said Hans Wolfram Tismer, "paves the way to the next level of 3D graphics performance".
The cooling block will, the firm said, keep the GPU and its memory modules close to ambient temperatures and will give a claimed 25% better 3D performance. Gainward claimed it had managed to make one of its products – the Model Ultra/1000 Plus "golden sample" run at speeds over 580MHz core clock.
But the liquid cooling device will cost around €200 when it's released in May, the firm said.
News source: The Inq