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Originally Posted by juano;13322238 
You guys do see that it comes with 30 small heatsinks for memory and VRMs right? I agree that they don't look all that impressive but it does have them.

You do know that most of the time, theyre ineffective right?

Nice to include them, but if u buy a gpu cooler capable of 4xx watts of cooling then id expect real vrm coolers or it to be with the main hs
    
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Originally Posted by Kick;13322268 
You do know that most of the time, theyre ineffective right?

Nice to include them, but if u buy a gpu cooler capable of 4xx watts of cooling then id expect real vrm coolers or it to be with the main hs

Agreed. I promise you, an HD 58xx would melt those heatsinks. Don't know how bad GTX 5xx are, but it's probably not better...
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kick;13322268 
You do know that most of the time, theyre ineffective right?
Quote:
Originally Posted by juano;13322238 
I agree that they don't look all that impressive but it does have them.

You tell me.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Track;13321869 
If only this supported GTX 480.

It's unsupported because the 480 actually melts most coolers. tongue.gif
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It's called Peter?
Kinda creepy
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I don't know about anybody else, but it seems VGA coolers are looking and performing more and more like CPU tower coolers. This makes Arctic Cooling look wimpy.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by juano;13321151 
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Houston, we have a winner here.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lordikon;13322384 
It's unsupported because the 480 actually melts most coolers. tongue.gif

It supports all the fermi line-up apart from gts 450

And it supports all AMD cards too

http://www.tcmagazine.com/tcm/news/hardware/37743/ekls-alpenfoehn-peter-vga-cooler-gets-listed
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Track;13322173 
I find this post hilarious. Almost sig-worthy.

Why is that exactly? This isn't exactly going to be cheap, and most current gen cards are held back by the voltage regulators, not the gpu itself, when overclocking. Unless you are going for a quiet htpc setup, I'm not sure I see the logic behind this cooler.
Quote:
Originally Posted by juano;13322238 
You guys do see that it comes with 30 small heatsinks for memory and VRMs right? I agree that they don't look all that impressive but it does have them.

Which is good, because otherwise they would basically blow up, but the mismatch between VRM cooling and GPU cooling is still kind of a waste when it comes to overclocking. Obviously the VRMs are going to prevent you from giving the GPU any kind of serious volts.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Varjo;13322867 
Why is that exactly? This isn't exactly going to be cheap, and most current gen cards are held back by the voltage regulators, not the gpu itself, when overclocking. Unless you are going for a quiet htpc setup, I'm not sure I see the logic behind this cooler.



Which is good, because otherwise they would basically blow up, but the mismatch between VRM cooling and GPU cooling is still kind of a waste when it comes to overclocking. Obviously the VRMs are going to prevent you from giving the GPU any kind of serious volts.

This cooler, and a lot of aftermarket gpu coolers, are made for quiet operation. Also though, because of the lower gpu temps, you can get higher clocks on the same volts. So in the end, you will get the same/greater clocks at less volts and a quiet operating cooler, compared to the leaf blowers that come on the cards stock. Pretty good deal if you ask me, even if the overclocking results aren't as different.
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