ABIT Launches the FX5900 OTES
A New Standard In Silent, Cool Computing
Taipei, Taiwan, July 11, 2003-Targeted specifically at hardware enthusiast gamers who demand better cooling, more overclocking options, and a more silent computing environment, ABIT has released its newest VGA based on the NVIDIA GeForce FX5900 GPU: the Siluro FX5900 OTES.
Only ABIT breaks the standard VGA format and offers truly innovative VGA cooling resulting in a more effectively cooled card. For the user, this cooling means a cooler system, higher overclocks, the best in gaming and 3D performance and unmatched stability.
In the interests of raising the standards of silent computing, ABIT has been working to establish a benchmark with which to judge silent computing. The ABIT Engineers have determined that 25 decibels is the optimum noise level for a system. On the ABIT Siluro FX5900 OTES, the ABIT Engineers have reduced the sound of the VGA card to about 25 decibels. How quiet is 25 decibels? Consider that a garbage truck operates at about 100 decibels, you speak at around 60 decibels, your living room is approximately 40 decibels and a library is at 30 decibels. Sounds that most people cannot hear start at 10 decibels. With OTES, your VGA card will operate at the coolest levels and your gaming and 3D performance at the highest levels.
OTES is ABIT's patented VGA cooling solution that uses heatpipe technology to quickly transfer heat away from the GPU and put it where it belongs: outside your PC case. Thus OTES works to reduce both the GPU temperature as well as your case temperature. Hardware monitoring ensures your system stays quiet when the GPU is inactive. Other VGA cooling solutions that look similar simply do not provide the advantages of ABIT OTES. With the increasing heat of GPUs causing case temperatures to rise to alarming levels, standard cooling is quickly becoming inadequate. With increasing heat inside the case, all components will suffer. Excessive and prolonged ambient case heat will not only cause more system crashes, it will dramatically reduce the life of your PC.
Be aware of other solutions that may seem cool, but are actually detrimental to your PCs health. Did you know with a proper heatsink on top of the GPU, a heatsink and fan combination on the back of the VGA card is not only not effective, but may interfere with other components in the case? Also, be aware of solutions involving more than one fan. Common sense dictates that a fan must be placed directly over the GPU to cool adequately. If multiple fans were more effective, overclockers would have installed them on their CPUs a long time ago. Don't be fooled by gimmicky VGA cooling solutions. ABIT's OTES is patented because it is the best solution. Nothing else comes close.