Inno3D iChill GTX275 ReviewRHKCommander959 - May 12, 2009
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The Inno3D iChill GTX 275 is built on the 55nm fabrication, with 896MB of GDDR3 memory on a 448-bit memory bus, and 240 stream processors clocked in at 670MHz core, 2350MHz memory, and 1474MHz shader. The Accelero XXX produced by Arctic Cooling cools the video card far more than the stock reference cooler is able, thanks to its five heatpipes and three white fans, which are designed to operate silently. The snowflake logo on the fans would match well with a SilverStone chassis. The cooler is massive and is definitely the focal point here. The total width of the video card is approximately 12”, so small cases may have trouble fitting it in. Rotating the card around shows a green circuit board, with six screws – four of which hold the Accelero XXX onto the core, and two for a smaller heatsink.
Looking at the card from the underside shows the massive heatsink and arching heatpipes that surround the entire card. Two smaller heatsinks lay underneath to cool the power management circuits. The memory, however, unfortunately does not have any heatsink material on it. Rotating around shows the power and SLI connections, along with the Accelero Xtreme GTX logos in black. The fan housing unit clips onto the heat sink.
The front plate has holes to help in venting, although very little air will pass through here unless the case has great positive pressure from the case fans. Two DVI and one component out port are sported, and appear to be gold plated. The rear shows off the five heatpipes and solid capacitors, along with the low-profile fans.
Dual SLI ports allow for SLI and Tri-SLI configurations, although the heatsink here may require a flexible connector to bend over the extra-sized cooler. Near the dual 6-pin power plugs is the typical audio connection for adding sound to the HDMI digital signals; however, neither an HDMI adapter nor audio cable were included.
With the card poked and prodded, let's get on to the technical aspects and testing!