CoolIT launches truly universal GPU liquid cooling: buy now, use forever
1/7/2010 by: Theo Valich
Regardless if you are an enthusiast or a system integrator, integrating high-wattage GPUs has always posed a massive problem. CoolIT thinks now they have an answer for everybody.
When the company announced OMNI A.L.C. setup at AMD's event in Taipei, we knew that the company created universal GPU coldplate and that the MTBP time for the pump was put beyond the longevity of most human beings, yet alone computers.
At CES, we met with Geoff Lyon, CoolIT's co-founder and CEO and we discussed the company relaunch, with an array of new products. However, Geoff looked most proud at OMNI A.L.C., a GPU setup consisting out of universal coldplate, integrated pump and the radiator/fan combo. With this system, you should be able to keep the same cooling setup for ages, and just replace the product adapters as the new graphics cards appear on the market. According to Geoff, this setup enables them to quickly manufacture new adapter plates for GPUs and target OEMs and DIYers from the product launch onwards.
Dual-ATI Radeon HD 5870 setup being cooled by a dual-coldplate OMNI A.L.C. system
We saw one coldplate being placed on the adapters for Radeon HD 5870, 5970, nVidia GeForce GTX 285, GTX 295 and the company will support upcoming GPUs coming in 2010, 2011, 2012 and so on.
Same setup, but now four GPUs are being cooled by the same setup as the dual GPU one. There is plenty of cooling headroom
The company closely worked with AMD and nVidia and they assured us that the system is good to go and that there is vast interest coming out of OEMs. Once that OEMs start ordering the OMNI A.L.C. in massive quantities, expect retail prices to come down as well. Ultimately, CoolIT's goal is to drive the liquid cooling into the price point of high-end and then mainstream level air coolers.
Time will tell was the timing right to launch such a product. We think so.
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