PowerColor Intros Liquid-Cooled Radeon HD 5870

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News Posted: Thu, Oct 29 2009 2:45 PM

POWERCOLOR INTRODUCES THE COOLEST GAMING CARD: LCS HD5870

The world’s fastest single GPU comes with PowerColor’s Liquid Cooling Solution

Taipei, Taiwan – October 29, 2009 – TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, is excited to add liquid cooling to the world’s fastest single GPU: the PowerColor Liquid Cooling Solution (LCS) HD5870 1GB GDDR5. Equipped with the award-winning EK cooling solution, the LCS HD5870 offers outstanding thermal performance in a single slot design, enhancing overclocking and allowing optimum stability.

The PowerColor LCS HD5870 has a full water block mounted on the card, fully covering the memory and power regulator chip. With a copper base design, it is able to reduce temperatures in the most efficient way possible. PowerColor packages a high-flow 3/8" and 1/2" fittings (barbs) to maximize water flow with captured o-rings to prevent leakage. Gamers can easily customize their own liquid cooling system using these two fittings.

"The most efficient cooling solution should pack with the most powerful GPU,” said Ted Chen, CEO of TUL Corporation. “With the partnership with EK, the LCS HD5870 can work impressively in a cool and stable operating environment—it’s the card which designed to fulfill the true gamers!”

Compatible with all the latest features, the PowerColor LCS HD5870 clocks at 875 MHz core and 1250 MHz memory, pushing the overclocking ability to the maximum in an ultra stable gaming environment and delivering am incredible gaming experience you’ve never felt before.

DiRT2 Game Bundle: Unleash DirectX 11 gaming power 
To deliver the latest DirectX 11 gaming power, PowerColor includes DiRT2 into LCS HD5870. DiRT2 is a world tour of adrenaline-fuelled extreme off-road events in stunning real-world locations. With the support of DirectX 11 technology, this latest game delivers the most realistic, immersive and exhilarating racing experience to gamers.

The PowerColor LCS HD5870 will be available on November 6.

About EK Water Blocks
Started in year 1999, when the founder Edvard König bought his first computer. The goal for EK is to excel in a niche market of performance upgrades for computers. With continuous research and development, we have established a portfolio of products for water cooling. Quality and breathtaking design on the technological edge is our philosophy. For further information, visit: www.ekwaterblocks.com

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gibbersome replied on Thu, Oct 29 2009 10:30 PM

Would love to see some benchmarks and temperature comparisons for this rig.

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I'm surprised there aren't higher default clocks for this thing. I'm sure it OC's nice though.

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ClemSnide replied on Fri, Oct 30 2009 3:23 AM

I'd be interested in what kind of price premium it'll run, and whether it's any quieter than the reference cooler. HH reviewed a gaming system which has a brace of 5870s, and they said that it was noisy for three minutes or so after startup. I'm concerned that this will be the case for all of the 5800 series cards.


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