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PowerColor Annouces Liquid Cooled HD 7970 Video Card

Category: Video Cards
Posted: 05:26AM

PowerColor has announced the first Radeon HD 7970 video card with a liquid cooling solution, the PowerColor LCS HD7970. The LCS HD7970 incorporates an aftermarket water block from EK Water Blocks. By offering the first water-cooled HD 7970 on the market, PowerColor has managed to increase the overclocking headroom on the HD 7970 above the factory overclock settings of 1150MHz core and 1425MHz memory speeds. With the nickel-coated copper base fully covering all key components, the LCS HD7970 allows the GPU to operate at temperatures under 50°C even under full load. The block comes with both 3/8" and 1/2" high-flow fittings which are equipped with O-rings to prevent leakage. Beyond the factory OC settings, the LCS HD7970 offers standard features you'd expect such as 3GB GDDR5 memory, 384-bit memory interface, support for DirectX 11.1 and DL-DVI-I/ HDMI/2x mini DisplayPort connections. PowerColor did not reveal the price or availability at this time.

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Lord_Guy on February 23, 2012 02:56PM
If PowerColor's cards would come down in price at areasonable rate like everyone elses, I would consider this card for a future upgrade. But seeing as their 6970 is still 500$, I don't think that'll happen. Otherwise very cool.

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