Asetek announced today that its popular LCLC liquid cooling solution has been chosen by SAPPHIRE Technology to cool its new, high performance ATOMIC HD 4870 X2 single-slot graphics card. Believed to be the fastest graphics card ever, the limited edition ATOMIC is geared for the most extreme gaming, entertainment, and graphics enthusiast.
“Our single-slot ATOMIC HD 4870 X2 delivers the fastest PC graphics on the planet,” states Adrian Thompson, SAPPHIRE’s VP of Marketing. “This is an amazing product—the fastest card in the world which needs the best cooling system available. Asetek’s compact, low-noise liquid cooler makes the ATOMIC’s unprecedented performance possible!”
“Gamers are always seeking ‘king of the mountain performance’ and looking for ways to easily—and safely—upgrade their systems to that ultimate level,” notes Gary Baum, Asetek’s Senior VP of Marketing and Sales. “SAPPHIRE’s ATOMIC solution delivers this performance in an attractive, single-slot graphics solution that cools both the CPU AND the graphics card with virtually no audible noise. With Asetek liquid cooling, extreme gamers no longer need to tolerate loud fan noise nor maintenance headaches in order to achieve top gaming speeds.”
At the heart of the SAPPHIRE ATOMIC is Asetek’s closed loop liquid cooling system that brings workstation class thermal management to the PC. The LCLC enables faster clock speeds, outstanding graphics performance, and highly reliable, quiet operation—all without the maintenance typically required by traditional liquid cooling systems.
To achieve this performance, liquid coolant is circulated through the graphics card cooler, CPU cooler, and a chassis-mounted radiator by an integrated CPU cooler/pump that attaches onto the standard system CPU heat sink mountings (both AMD and Intel mounts are supplied). All cooling elements are connected via high-quality, minimum permeability Teflon tubing—minimizing fluid loss over the life of the product. The whole system is charged, factory sealed, and helium leak tested prior to shipment. No end user maintenance is required for the life of the product.
According to Baum, “We are extremely pleased to have been chosen by SAPPHIRE Technology as their thermal management partner. It is gratifying that leading systems integrators and premier OEMs throughout the world continue to recognize Asetek’s advanced liquid cooling solutions as the most efficient, quiet, and reliable on the market today.”
Founded in 2000, Asetek is the world’s leading provider of system thermal and acoustic management solutions. Specialized designs incorporating liquid-cooling, vapor phase or vapor chamber technologies are utilized in providing OEM design solutions. These solutions are designed for applications where end-users demand exceptional performance, low noise and maximum reliability. Asetek’s strong brand name products such as VapoChill and WaterChill are often the favorite choice of enthusiast grade cooling solutions having obtained more than 200 international press awards in the past decade.
Asetek is headquartered in Denmark with offices in San Jose, California and Asia. Asetek works actively with leading-edge companies within the industry to ensure cost effective thermal performance, low acoustic noise and system reliability is achieved. For more information, please visit http://www.asetek.com.
About SAPPHIRE Technology’s ATOMIC HD 4870 X2
The SAPPHIRE HD 4870 X2 ATOMIC is a limited edition product packaged in an aluminum case with a host of accessories aimed at the gaming enthusiast, including HDMI adapter, HDMI cable, CCL UV lamp and SAPPHIRE USB memory sticks as well as driver and utilities software.
To find out more about SAPPHIRE ATOMIC go to http://www.sapphireatomic.com.
December 19, 2008
I don't think I've ever had the honor of seeing a video card taking bragging rights to its own aluminum case, which rivals a James Bond movie prop. If you're a serious gamer, this is a no-brainer.