2010 CES: CoolIT Systems
Author: Rutledge Feman
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 01-17-2010
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Video Card Cooling


CoolIT's other big new product was the Omni, a liquid cooling system for your video card(s). The design for the Omni is broken up into two main parts: the universal plate and the interposer plate. The universal plate is what connects to the tubing (and therefore the radiator, pump, and everything else installed into the case). This smaller top plate will be compatible with all video cards, so, no matter how many times you upgrade, you will never have to actually remove the universal plate or the Omni system from your case. Thus, you should never have to deal with tubing or refilling the system. On bottom is the interposer plate. This plate will be customized for different graphics cards. Both plates then attach to the card. Like the Vantage, the Omni will be ready for wireless control via Maestro, pictured below.


As the Omni is still in development, CoolIT seemed uncertain as to how it will manage organizing products for different numbers of video cards. Whether they will sell a one-card Omni that is upgradable for more cards, or simply sell different Omnis for different capacities, is unclear. What we do know, however, is that you should be able to buy the Omni in 120mm or 240mm radiator flavors, and that an Omni (connected to its universal plates, of course) should sell for around $200. We expect interposer plates to sell for around $50-$60. Obviously, pricing will vary between cards. Below is a picture of the Vantage and Omni working in tandem.




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