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Old 21-07-06, 05:51 PM
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Sapphire Blizard

Has anyone else heard of it???

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Worlds First LIQUID METAL Cooled Graphics Card!

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Sapphire Technology Limited, the leading supplier of ATI-powered graphics solutions, has just

announced a revolutionary new cooling system on its latest family of high end graphics cards –

another industry first for Sapphire using an exciting new technology – Liquid Metal Cooling.

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Built upon a liquid metal technology that is 65 times more thermally conductive than water and

requires no moving parts, the new Blizzard range is equipped with the definitive long term cooling

solution for the demanding enthusiast. Liquid Metal is non-toxic, non-flammable, and completely

environmentally safe. Sapphire’s exciting new cooler is a compact, low-profile design using only

one additional PC slot. Filled and sealed, it requires no user intervention, no reservoir or refilling and

it is card resident so it requires no additional mounting space. The revolutionary use of an

electromagnetic pump means no internal moving parts, low power consumption and delivers near

silent operation!

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Old 21-07-06, 05:58 PM
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Mercury is meant to be tip-top for cooling apart fromt he fact that its highly toxic lol
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Old 21-07-06, 06:15 PM
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Mercury..............fact that its highly toxic lol
llwyd, the liquid metal isnt mercury, dont know what it is but the metal is harmless im most ways.

its most likely a mixture of several different metals.
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Old 21-07-06, 07:39 PM
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could be a sodium compound they use it in nuclear power plants for cooling also in cars
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Old 21-07-06, 07:46 PM
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did a bit of research.... if you dope alloys with gallium you get low melting alloys, gallium alloys are used in thermometers these days instead of the highly toxic mercury. elemental gallium also melts at 29 degrees celcius
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Old 22-07-06, 11:11 AM
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llwyd, the liquid metal isnt mercury, dont know what it is but the metal is harmless im most ways.

its most likely a mixture of several different metals.
i know
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Old 22-07-06, 11:14 AM
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eVGA also had a cooler like this, it was on the 7800GTX I believe....
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Old 22-07-06, 11:52 AM
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yeah its gallium and some other stuff alright, I think its just a bit too viscous to be used as a coolant though. if they are using it as TIM then thats not a great idea either, as liquid metal TIM is not much better than ceramique or AS5, and even weirder than AS5, also there is the small fact that some of the liquid metal TIM's eat through aluminum...
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Old 24-07-06, 02:34 AM
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If I am not mistaken they discontinued this cooler. I remember hearing about that abourt 5 months ago.
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Old 24-07-06, 03:39 AM
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Last time I knew the Blizzard was a water cooler modeled after TT's Tidewater for the x1900XTX. However, they ended up changing the name to Toxic
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