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BFG & EVGA Launched Water Cooled GTX 280 Cards

BFG and EVGA both announced their water cooled GTX 280 cards today. BFG
GeForce GTX 280 H2OC™ 1GB card is cooled by their ThermoIntelligence water
cooling solution while EVGA GeForce GTX 280 HC is cooled by Hydro Copper 16
Waterblock. BFG clocked their card at 680MHz core, 1458MHz shader and 2450MHz
memory while EVGA clocked their card at 690MHz core, 1458Mhz shader and 2430MHz

BFG Technologies®, Inc., the leading North American and European supplier of
advanced NVIDIA-based 3D graphics cards, power supplies, and other PC enthusiast
products, announced today the BFG NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 280 H2OC™ 1GB graphics
card, which is the fastest factory overclocked board available.

The BFG GeForce GTX 280 H2OC 1GB graphics card with ThermoIntelligence water
cooling solution offers exceptional thermal performance in a single slot design.
Co-developed by BFG and Danger Den™, the ThermoIntelligence® custom copper water
block is totally silent and allows the GTX 280 GPU to be factory overclocked to
the highest stable level—delivering up to a 52°C lower GPU operating temperature
than reference cooling solutions.

“BFG has a long and successful track record of providing high quality water
cooled solutions for enthusiast level graphics cards”, said John Malley, senior
director of marketing for BFG Technologies. “Leveraging Danger Den’s proficiency
in block design and manufacturing with BFG’s award-winning overclocking
expertise, we’ve put together a GTX 280 solution that provides incredible
performance in a silent, single-slot solution.”

The pre-attached ThermoIntelligence copper water block replaces the standard
double slot GTX 280 cooling solution for those who currently own or are
purchasing a PC water cooling system. Micro fittings are also included to
support 2-way or 3-way NVIDIA SLI configurations.

BFG GeForce GTX 280 H2OC 1GB with ThermoIntelligence
• Memory: 1GB (1024MB) GDDR3
• Core Clock: 680MHz (vs. 602MHz standard)
• Shader Clock: 1458MHz (vs. 1296MHz standard)
• Memory Data Rate: 2450MHz (vs. 2214MHz standard)

BFG ThermoIntelligence Water Block Features and Benefits

• Co-developed by BFG and water cooling industry leader and pioneer Danger Den
• Single slot design frees up valuable space for other add-in cards
• Reduces graphics card temperatures by up to 52°C versus standard air cooling
• Includes high quality, high-flow 3/8” and 1/2” fittings (barbs) to maximize
water flow with captured o-rings to prevent leakage
• Designed to accommodate custom as well as 2-way and 3-way NVIDIA SLI
configurations with included 1/2” micro fittings (barbs) and tubing
• Hand-built by a trained BFG technician with Arctic Silver® thermal compound
• Made in the USA using pure copper

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