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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