Zotac GTX285 Infinity Edition PCIe Graphics Card

Picture the scene. You buy Nvidias latest single core GPU, the GTX285. You hurriedly unpack it, try it out and find your overclocking is hampered by heat and the noise is also an irritation. You decide to purchase an aftermarket waterblock and attach it to the GPU. After plenty of head scratching getting the block to fit, worrying about the block leaking, worrying about the mount on the GPU you finally plumb it into your waterloop and boot up for the first time. A mixture of green lines and obscure tears and sparkles greats you on screen with the faint smell of burnt silicon being emitted from your PC – FAIL!
If you’re the type who craves speed but has neither the money to risk £300 by fitting your own water block or the patience to screw each individual screw alternatively to ensure you get the correct mount, then the Zotac GTX285 Infinity edition may be just the graphics card for you. Being a Pre-overclocked, watercooled card all the hassle and risk is taken out of the equation, no more nibbled SLI chips, no more crushed memory IC’s. The card arrives with a pre-fitted, very stylish looking waterblock from Danger Den, so you can be assured of the manufacturing quality. Not only that but the Zotac GTX285 Infinity is also overclocked way past any of the competition on the market at present with 722MHz on the GPU, 1584Mhz on the shader and 2700MHz DRAM speed.
Here’s what Zotac had to say about their product:
Embrace the world’s fastest graphics processor with the new ZOTAC GeForce GTX 285 Infinity Edition. Featuring a supercharged GeForce GTX 285 graphics processor and custom cooling enhancements, the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 285 Infinity Edition is ready to take on the latest 3D games and applications at extreme high-definition resolutions of 2560×1600.

A pre-installed water-block provides the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 285 Infinity Edition with superior cooling capabilities. The all-copper water-block equipped ZOTAC GeForce GTX 285 Infinity Edition is ready to integrate with existing or new water-cooling systems for lower operating temperatures and noise levels.

The following specification was taken directly from the Zotac product page:
Graphics Processing Unit
– NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 285 @ 722 MHz engine clock
– 240 Processor Cores @ 1584 MHz
– Dual 400 MHz RamDAC
– Max. Resolution @ 2560 x 1600 

– 1 GB GDDR3
– 2700 MHz memory clock
– 512-bit memory bus

Bus Support
– PCI Express 2.0 (compatible with 1.1) 

3D Acceleration
– Microsoft® DirectX®10 support
– Unified Shader Model 4.0
– OpenGL 2.1

Let’s take a look at the product itself and more specifically the Danger Den waterblock Zotac have used to cool the GTX285…