MSI Gives Liquid Cooling to its N285GTX Hydrogen OC Page: 1
MSI Gives Liquid Cooling to its N285GTX Hydrogen OC
MSI has added another GeForce GTX card to its portfolio – the water-cooled N285GTX Hydrogen OC. The card is equipped with a water-block that MSI claims gives its quieter, cooler and faster performance.
Targeted at the enthusiast crowd, the new card slots in beside MSI’s custom-cooled N285GTX SuperPipe OC and features a lathe-processed sub-millimetre-sized copper water-block. The block gives the card a 40% reduction in temperatures compared to stock air-cooled ones.
MSI has also thrown in some overclocking to make its card more attractive – the N285GTX Hydrogen OC has been pre-overclocked at 702MHz for the GPU, while the 1GB DDR3 memory has been overclocked at 2,600MHz. The single-slot design of the card makes it an ideal companion to three-way SLI setups. Making the card compatible with existing water-cooled systems, MSI has provided a water tank pipe thread that is based on the G1/4 Inch (DIN ISO 228-1) standard.
MSI is expected to price the card around £390, making it a pricey one. While price can be a setback, the company is banking on the belief that enthusiasts would definitely want to own the world’s fastest single GPU that has been pre-overclocked and comes with liquid cooling.