Graphics Cooler Roundup @ Sudhian

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  1. MIG-31

    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    There was a time when graphics chips were able to be passively cooled with a small heatsink. Those days are gone as graphics processing units (GPUs) have become increasingly complex and dissipate quite a bit of heat. The recent generations of graphics processors have TDP’s that exceed 100 watts so things can get a bit toasty—even with stock cooling. While most graphics cards come with adequate stock cooling there’s always the noise factor. Recent high end graphics cards such as the Radeon X1800/X1900 and GeForce 7800/7900 come with coolers that can get quite loud in intense gaming situations.
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    Finally some one tested a VF900-Cu /w a x1 series card!
     
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    The Thermalright cooler looks good but it also doesn't cool the ram. I also don't know about adding more weight to it by adding a fan to the bottom. Thermalright does have a memory cooling kit for it but it's still mostly passive. Also wouldn't the fan blow down on top of the card? I'm still leaning towards the Zalman solution.
     
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    Zalman may be uglier than arctic cooling but hey, they actually cool the card expertly :D
     
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    I like the Zalman since it more compact, and especially with us DFI users the Accelero heats up our chipset.
     
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    Yeah that's nasty... Pity they stopped the rear exhaust since that is what I loved about AC...

    And Jodiuh, what issues? I didn't find anything...
     
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    Yeah, I was cranky and picked on them for using the cards out of case.
     

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