When we guess about ECS and their production lines, we generally anticipate a budget-minded access.Solid productions at sensible cost that don't precisely wow the consumer, but don't hit them hard in the wallet either.The ECS X48T-A CPU board that we appeared at a few weeks ago was 1 of the 1st paces by ECS to alter that picture, although a elite missteps with the structure as well as approximately overclocking consequences didn't excessively sway us to their new path of conceiving.
Thus, we were a bit stormed when we 1st heard about the ECS GePower 9800 GTX+ Hydra - a twin pack of high-end graphics cards comprising of two GePower 9800 GTX+ cards mixed with liquid-cooling. The 9800 GTX+ is the upper stage of the 9xxx series, with the plus announcing an surplus bump in the clock speeds to get more beneficial functioning in the most necessitating applications.2 of these utilized in an SLI configuration would be a gamer's dream,though the noise and heat end product could be an consequence.
ECS has figured out these troubles by supplying the customized liquid cooling unit from ThermalTake utilizing the BigWater 760is. ECS hopes to construct a large splash here with the Hydra pack, perhaps the 1st of its instead to admit all 3 elements in 1 box. 1st, we'll accept a appear at the specs of the GePower 9800 GTX+ and then motion onto a closer look at ECS' accept on it and eventually the BigWater 760is.
In our eyes, we assure that as a bit of a let-down.With the accessibility of more encouraged cooling method acting, ECS could accept actually put out a killer production spec with the Hydra. Mixing the power of campaigning 2 of these cards in SLI and accepting a quicker clocked product that's campaigning along importantly cooler and stiller than the rest, would accept put ECS and the Hydra more conspicuously on the map.