MSI’s N480GTX HydroGen comes equipped with an all-copper water cooling block and micro-channel design which accelerates the liquid flow speed to quickly dissipate the heat from the GPU. Compared to the reference thermal design of the GTX480, HydroGen can effectively reduce GPU temperature by up to 24-degrees. Additionally, the N480GTX HydroGen supports GPU Overvoltage through MSI’s unique Afterburner overclocking software and remains highly stable through the use of Military Class Components.
HydroGen Water-Cooling Design The all-copper HydroGen waterblock of the MSI N480GTX covers 70% of the board including the most important parts: the GPU, Memory and Voltage Regulation Modules. The water path includes 0.45mm wide micro-channels over the GPU area. This micro-channel design causes higher fluid velocity than wider channels to maximize heat transfer, thus reducing the temperature of the GPU as quickly as possible. And with N480GTX HydroGen’s single slot design, you don’t have to worry about airflow or setup when assembling a 3-Way SLI system.
Military Class Components Except from Hi-c CAP, which is the same grade as parts used on the space shuttle and satellite with a lifespan 8 times longer than solid capacitors, MSI selects a noiseless and low-vibration Solid State Choke (SSC) on the N480GTX HydroGen for better overclocking ability. More important, Solid Caps are used to extend the entire lifespan of products.
MSI Afterburner Overclocking Utility Increase performance up to 15% with MSI-exclusive Afterburner overclocking software! Not only does this utility allow the clock adjustments of the GPU and memory in real time, it also further supports overvoltage so users are able to enjoy boosted performance of their graphics cards.
Full Microsoft DirectX 11 Support The new DirectX 11 GPU with full Shader Model 5.0, DirectCompute 11 and tessellation support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.
NVIDIA PhysX Technology NVIDIA PhysX technology enables a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience.
NVIDIA 3D Vision, 3D Vision Surround and 3-way SLI Ready NVIDIA 3D Vision brings a fully immersive stereoscopic 3D experience to the PC. Expand your games across three displays in full stereoscopic 3D for the ultimate “inside the game” experience with the power of NVIDIA 3D Vision and SLI technologies. Industry leading 3-way NVIDIA SLI technology offers amazing performance scaling by implementing 3-way AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) for the world’s premier gaming solution under Windows 7 with solid, state-of-the-art drivers.
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