Blizzard Liquid-Cooled X1900XTX From Sapphire
Sapphire Technology has just introduced a new Blizzard liquid-cooled model in its Radeon X1900 series. Taking up a single PCI slot in addition to the PCI-Express slot occupied by the graphics card, the new Blizzard cooler is a sealed liquid cooling solution. Maximum efficiency is achieved by the use of a Pure Copper Water Block on the GPU together with a Pure Copper Radiator in the Blizzard cooler. Coolant is circulated with a 12V mini pump. Air is extracted from the case by an integral transparent blue LED fan, passed through the radiator and vented out of the case at the rear mounting bracket. Two speeds of operation are available (18dBA at 2000RPM, 26dBA at 2500RPM). Industrial-grade rubber tube links the GPU block with the rest of the system to minimize liquid evaporation and is fitted with stress relief springs supporting the tubes against damage or distortion at their connecting points. The Blizzard cooler was developed in conjunction with Thermaltake and is exclusive to Sapphire.
The new Blizzard RADEON X1900XTX is the top performer in the RADEON X1900 series from Sapphire. This cooling system will allow enthusiasts to enhance performance well above the standard speeds of 650MHz engine clock and 775MHz (1550MHz effective) memory clock frequency using the Sapphire exclusive TRIXX overclocking tool supplied.
Features of the X1900 series architecture include 48 pixel shader processors and 8 vertex shader processors together with a 512-bit ring-bus based internal memory controller. The novelty naturally supports 64-bit floating point High Dynamic Range rendering (HDR), blending capability and a new higher quality anisotropic filtering combined with up to 12x Anti-Aliasing when used in Crossfire mode. Two DVI outputs are provided and Dual-link DVI is supported with resolutions up to 2650 x 1600. The architecture also supports Avivo and is HDTV-ready.
This one is from CeBIT 2006
Retail versions of these new Sapphire graphics accelerators are shipping with Sapphire Select. Each card is bundled with a DVD containing a selection of applications and games from several software houses. The end customer can play each of the games for a one hour trial before choosing which titles he or she wants to keep and using the activation codes for those titles.
Source: Sapphire Technology
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