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    HEXUS.reviews :: Sapphire TOXIC Radeon X1950 XTX 512MB

    Yesterday saw Sapphire launch their watercooled TOXIC Radeon X1950 XTX. With pre-plumbed cooling and guaranteed clock speeds over and above the standard reference ones, we managed to snag a quick snapshot look recently to see if it's any good. Coming clocked at 695/1000, up from 650/1000, the TOXIC Radeon X1950 XTX represents Sapphire's attempt at more performance for no more noise, in the same space, using watercooling for the graphics core.
    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=6990

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    Truly pointless watercooling. Bah.

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    Looks like a gimmick to me. It's no quieter, and I doubt it will give much more of an overclock than stock cooling and for £80, you could probably scrape togehter enough cooling to go way beyond this.

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    Wouldn't it be more cost effective to just buy a watercooling block for the stock card and fit it up to a normal water cooling system..

    Especially since you're paying 90 odd quid for about 5 fps more..

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    Just to add to all the issues the rest of you have found, with two cards it makes even less sense to have two separate liquid cooling systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiternoise View Post
    Wouldn't it be more cost effective to just buy a watercooling block for the stock card and fit it up to a normal water cooling system..

    Especially since you're paying 90 odd quid for about 5 fps more..
    90, should get a you a cheap, RAD, GPU block and pump. Might even stretch to a dual rad, if you shop around.

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    Yeah, unfortunate case of them having spent the R&D on a product that's no-longer needed. I can see the same thing happening with HIS and their cooling solutions as well.

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    Nice review.

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    Would be interesting to see just how far they can push them as my stock 1950s can run at 695 anyway.

    If they can be pushed well beyond 700MHz, they might have themselves a market for people who don't want to do DIY watercooling.
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