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R600 Uber edition confirmed

Water cooled is the secret
Fri Feb 09 2007, 11:10
WE CAN now divulge details of the third of the four R600 versions ATI is preparing for consumers. One is DDR3, one is DDR4 - the long one - and the third one is now known as the Uber edition.

We broke the news about the four different versions here.

R600 Uber edition will end up as the fastest R600-based card of the first batch on the shelves. The key secret is a water cooler. We heard that two companies are competing to make the cooler. One is Aavid , which we have already seen on many graphic cards and the second is Denmark-based Asetek.

We hear that the water cooler has both water pump and the reservoir on the radiator. So the card will look similar to the other cards, just with bigger radiator, powered with fan, and a reservoir.

You should not end up with lot of wires and tubes from and to your card. It should be the fastest card around but we will have to hold our breath for a while more yet.

Meanwhile, we'll try to sniff out what flavour the fourth implementation will come in. And that's without delving into the professional world, as Theo has here µ

See also
R600 supports Quad setups

 

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