Sapphires new Vapor-X cooling

Sylvanas

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What do you think of this review of Sapphires new cooling solution (described here on page 14) on a 3870. This single slot solution is 5c cooler at idle and 9c cooler at load than the standard 2 slot cooling design on the regular 3870. I hope this solution will be adopted for the next gen as a standard as it proves that we don't need a massive lump of copper with a noisy fan in order to adequately cool. Sapphire intends to sell it for $10-$15 more than the standard 3870.
 

PCTC2

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I guess I can take his word for it, but I remember when that technology was used in CPU HSFs and they were awful. It was touted as "nanotech" cooling. If only I could remember the brand....
 

Quiksilver

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ooo... I like it and it's going to be cheaper than the extreme-pc XXX edition 3870 I was gonna purchase, can't wait to see it on shelves.
 

PCTC2

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Originally posted by: Acanthus
I came into this thread expecting phase-change cooling for video cards.

I am sad.

:thumbsup: That would be amazing.

Sort of like this?
COLD VIDEO CARD!!!

EDIT: Actually, I expected the same thing....