ATI to use massive fan for R360 cooler

— 1:34 PM on September 24, 2003

Xbit Labs has pictures of the new cooling solution ATI will reportedly be using on its upcoming R360-based graphics cards. The new cooler is a huge departure for ATI, literally. The new cooling fan's diameter looks to be at least 50% larger than ATI's current graphics cooling fans, but the system remains a single-slot design.

A massive fan should help ATI's new cooler move more air at slower rotational speeds than its predecessor, ideally reducing or maintaining noise levels in the process. It doesn't look like graphics cards using the cooler will have any problem fitting inside small form factor systems, either.

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