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Vadim preps universal GPU cooler

ATI, Nvidia, Intel - we don't care
Wed Aug 29 2007, 18:17
MANUFACTURER OF FERRARI-STYLE exclusive PCs Vadim Computers has just entered the world of retail water-coolers.

As it usually happens, every manufacturer tries to differentiate themselves from the others, but what these bright lads have done is a rather unique take on the whole approach. Instead of creating a water-block for a particular graphics card Vadim has designed a universal water-block for the GPU and the memory.

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Universal GPU water-block, supporting all current and most future high-end cards

Future compatibility is warranted by a two-piece concept: the centre piece will fit most of the GPUs of today and the near future, while the mounting/RAM cooling spot is modular. The centre-piece will also be remembered by the unique shape of the Maltese cross.

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The base itself...

However, one problem we have to mention here is that the price for the 8800GTX waterblock is set to be around 100 quid with VAT, while plates for other cards such as the 2900XT or future cards will cost around 20 squids. The company's founder told us that the price of the cooling block will decrease in time, but that the performance of the block will be quite enough for years to come.

We'll see what will happen, but the battle on the GPU waterblock market is definitely heating up. µ

 

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