Thermalright coolers head to GeForce GTX 400-series GPUs


— 3:19 PM on March 30, 2010

With their considerable power consumption, Nvidia's GeForce GTX 470 and 480 graphics cards seem like prime candidates for aftermarket coolers. Sure enough, TechConnect Magazine writes that Thermalright is already whipping up new mounting brackets so some of the firm's existing coolers can strap onto the Nvidia's new behemoths.

Thermaltake's Spitfire, HR-03 GTX, and HR-03 GT coolers will all gain compatibility with the GF100 graphics cards. TechConnect says Thermaltake promises those brackets "soon," although it hasn't set a firm release date just yet. (For what it's worth, though, the site expects to see something on shelves "by the end of this month.")

With its 550 grams of aluminum and 120-mm fan mount, the Spitfire really seems to fit the bill as a potential contender for, say, the GeForce GTX 480. With any of the three candidates, though, Thermaltake notes that you'll need to chuck in a voltage regulator module cooling kit—also coming soon. The company's existing VRM coolers tend to have plenty of aluminum fins as well as emplacements for 80-mm fans.

The Spitfire in the flesh. Source: Thermalright.

Just make sure you set aside a generous budget for your aftermarket GF100 cooling needs. Right now, our price search engine lists the Thermalright Spitfire cooler for a hefty $69.99, and VRM coolers appear to retail for around 30 bucks.

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