When air cooling goes from "extreme" to "ridiculous"...

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When air cooling goes from "extreme" to "ridiculous"...

Postposted on Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:36 pm

GTX680 card with most (extreme? ridciulous? you decide) cooling:
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Re: When air cooling goes from "extreme" to "ridiculous"...

Postposted on Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:46 pm

At first I thought just a triple slot cooler, no different than the arctic cooling or zalman offerings, albeit uglier. Then I saw the last pic....
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Re: When air cooling goes from "extreme" to "ridiculous"...

Postposted on Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:51 pm

Yea, the last pics tells it all... Although the pic with the open box is also... "impressive" - a tiny :D video card and the rest of the box filled with extra passive heatsinks and tubes with thermal paste/glue :o
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Re: When air cooling goes from "extreme" to "ridiculous"...

Postposted on Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:57 pm

Lol actually I went back and read it, the tubes are actually paint to trick out your card lmao! I'm not making that up either!
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Re: When air cooling goes from "extreme" to "ridiculous"...

Postposted on Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:02 pm

metalhead wrote:Lol actually I went back and read it, the tubes are actually paint to trick out your card lmao! I'm not making that up either!

Yea... That explains the different colors on the tubes... Even more :o
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Re: When air cooling goes from "extreme" to "ridiculous"...

Postposted on Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:16 pm

With such amount of pure metal, one would hope the coolers are running at 0 RPMs during the heavyweight gaming :-?
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Re: When air cooling goes from "extreme" to "ridiculous"...

Postposted on Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:38 pm

There's not even any contact with any of the memory packages!
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Re: When air cooling goes from "extreme" to "ridiculous"...

Postposted on Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:23 pm

We've seen large triple-slot three fan coolers before, but the extra pipes, coolers and coloring are new to me.

Still, what will really make a card like this successful, or even worthwhile, is the quality of it's power delivery system combined with proper binning of the GPUs used.
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Postposted on Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:40 pm

That's impressive.

I have to wonder if this is worthwhile compared to a nice liquid-cooling rig, aside from being simpler and leakproof.
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Re: When air cooling goes from "extreme" to "ridiculous"...

Postposted on Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:21 pm

I wonder if the term "water cooling" crossed their mind when they were designing a mini car radiator :o
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Postposted on Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:22 pm

I do like how they've left the SLI connectors on the card. Just what PC case are they planning on fitting that into, exactly...?
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Re: When air cooling goes from "extreme" to "ridiculous"...

Postposted on Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:22 pm

Déjà vu.

I swear, I've seen the same being done to a chip, albeit high-end, one or two generations old.
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Postposted on Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:31 pm

glacius555 wrote:Déjà vu.

I swear, I've seen the same being done to a chip, albeit high-end, one or two generations old.

now that you mention it even i think it was done maybe gtx 280?
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Re: When air cooling goes from "extreme" to "ridiculous"...

Postposted on Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:47 pm

Not sure why they didn't include the necessary (structural quality) I-beam to hold that thing up in your case.
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Re: When air cooling goes from "extreme" to "ridiculous"...

Postposted on Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:53 pm

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glacius555 wrote:Déjà vu.

I swear, I've seen the same being done to a chip, albeit high-end, one or two generations old.

now that you mention it even i think it was done maybe gtx 280?

Well many of the aftermarket coolers are 3 slot coolers, but the extra heat sinks that hang off and around you'll see on Thermalright solutions. They have VRM heatsinks that hang around with heat pipes and fins for smaller fans to fit onto or just to get cooled by air flow in the case.
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Re: When air cooling goes from "extreme" to "ridiculous"...

Postposted on Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:28 pm

It looks like a good idea, a logical extension of what other cooling designs have done in the past.
And I wonder how the performance and cooling would compare to water cooled designs or even other custom fan designs.

But taken holistically, it really shows that they are on the edge with air cooling these types of high end GPU's. The chips themselves are generating too much heat, no doubt to hit the performance targets in benchmarks/games, which are in turn programmed to need more and more gfx power. I mean, what's the long term prospect of a card like that - can someone put it in a moderately well cooled machine for 5 years+ without opening the machine every month to clean it out and have it still work, while using it frequently for heavy gaming?
And 3 slots - hope you never want to add any other expansion cards to your machine - cuz you really won't be able to with that card unless you have a 5 slot+ mother board, huge case, and want to add a small thin card. Which is what people with 5 slot+ mother boards and, huge cases want to add - 1 small card?

Still, it does look cool in a geeky kind of way.
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Postposted on Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:39 am

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killadark wrote:
glacius555 wrote:Déjà vu.

I swear, I've seen the same being done to a chip, albeit high-end, one or two generations old.

now that you mention it even i think it was done maybe gtx 280?

Well many of the aftermarket coolers are 3 slot coolers, but the extra heat sinks that hang off and around you'll see on Thermalright solutions. They have VRM heatsinks that hang around with heat pipes and fins for smaller fans to fit onto or just to get cooled by air flow in the case.

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Re: When air cooling goes from "extreme" to "ridiculous"...

Postposted on Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:59 am

TwistedKestrel wrote:There's not even any contact with any of the memory packages!


Yup, like you, i'm not impressed.
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Re: When air cooling goes from "extreme" to "ridiculous"...

Postposted on Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:34 am

Thank you, Killadark!

I knew it, how ironic, Colorful iGame GTX 560 Ti Kudan:

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Re: When air cooling goes from "extreme" to "ridiculous"...

Postposted on Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:34 pm

glacius555 wrote:Thank you, Killadark!

I knew it, how ironic, Colorful iGame GTX 560 Ti Kudan:

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Postposted on Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:15 pm

ShadowEyez wrote:Still, it does look cool in a geeky kind of way.

That's the only reason for all of these passive heatsinks and paint.
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Re: When air cooling goes from "extreme" to "ridiculous"...

Postposted on Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:53 am

This is just crazy. How am I gonna fit it in my case? no way!
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Postposted on Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:20 am

Its also a Starship capable of warp 9.5 .I am waiting for smaller ships to fly out of it.
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Re: When air cooling goes from "extreme" to "ridiculous"...

Postposted on Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:58 pm

If they're going to make something so ridiculously over the top, they could have at least made it a 4GB version. About the only redeeming thing here is the beefed up power delivery. Those appendage heat sinks are just dumb.
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Re: When air cooling goes from "extreme" to "ridiculous"...

Postposted on Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:05 pm

vargis14 wrote:Its also a Starship capable of warp 9.5 .I am waiting for smaller ships to fly out of it.

I'm waiting for the warp 9.9 model.
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Postposted on Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:18 pm

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vargis14 wrote:Its also a Starship capable of warp 9.5 .I am waiting for smaller ships to fly out of it.

I'm waiting for the warp 9.9 model.

Why not go for Warp 10 and hot lizard booty with your captain?
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Re: When air cooling goes from "extreme" to "ridiculous"...

Postposted on Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:41 pm

In the world of star trek warp 10 is impossible, But the lizard booty I am all for it as long as i don't get salmonella poisoning from the bimbo:)
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Postposted on Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:45 pm

vargis14 wrote:In the world of star trek warp 10 is impossible, But the lizard booty I am all for it as long as i don't get salmonella poisoning from the bimbo:)

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Re: When air cooling goes from "extreme" to "ridiculous"...

Postposted on Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:38 pm

Meh, I'm still waiting to see a GTX 690 with a passive twin tower cooler.

I won't be happy until the PCIe slot breaks off of the motherboard.
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Postposted on Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:23 am

I knew it ned!!! i watched that whole series over he last month. I knew someone was going to pull that one out.
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