CoolIT Systems recently launched the OMNI N590 A.L.C. water cooler for NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 590 graphics cards. The sealed-loop water cooler promises to solve both thermal and acoustic issues, and enable high performance NVIDIA Quad SLI setups for enthusiasts.
CoolIT claims that their OMNI A.L.C. is the world’s first fully contained water cooling loop for graphics cards. Following in the success of its OMNI N480 and N580 coolers, the new A.L.C. model promises to “deliver up to 30°C lower GPU operating temperatures” in addition to lowering the noise output of the PC.
The cooler itself is very reminiscent of Corsair’s H70 CPU cooler; however, on the OMNI A.L.C, the pump is located on the radiator instead of the water block, which may limit the amount of airflow compared to the CPU variants from other manufacturers. By moving the pump to the radiator, they have been able to make the GPU-attached water block very thin, which should make SLI setups physically easier.
Further, the cooler is immediately available in complete systems from MAINGEAR, Falcon Northwest, and Puget Systems.
What are your thoughts on sealed-loop graphics card coolers?
The idea is good. Why not 5
The idea is good. Why not 5 years earlier. But the implementation is amateurish. Just by looking at it, it can be seen that the plate is a construction by an amateur (Fehlkonstruktion). Some more thought and the efficiency of this can easily be raised by 20 to 40%. Every plumber would know better.
Once the plate is redesigned (just ask a plumber), the pump is much stronger, and multiple radiators can be daisy chained, I will buy it.
why not create a heat
why not create a heat radiator that can snap on various enclosed tubing for future upgrades ( just change the heat sink ) i would buy it because i like to change my gpu(s) every 2 years or less.
The Asetek/PNY version can
The Asetek/PNY version can actually be used on future cards as it follows the Nvidia mounting standards. As the pump is integrated with the cold plate is does not block airflow.
that took longer then I was
that took longer then I was thinking it take to happen.