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What about the quality and length of a warranty? Where does that come from? Or how about customer service and support?
Zalman has also came out with some innovative ideas in heatsink design in the past as well, I think it's great that there are more options.

The last time Zalman put out a top-tier cooler was back in the P4 days. Once everyone discovered the efficiency of the 120mm heatpipe-tower design that uses standard case fans they refused to join suit and kept trying to make weird designs with proprietary fan mounts, calling them "quiet" when they were anything but.

I guess if you really care about customer service for your video card then yeah that's a point, but if you aren't voiding your warranty then you aren't really overclocking!

For CPUs, their GPU coolers are top notch still. It's just that most people stick with stock or Acceleros these days.
    
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post #22 of 36
this is good news. they make really good gpu coolers. but the cooler theyre using looks like every other 6870/6850 shroud out there, just with a different sticker. i wish theyd slap on a lower VF300-like cooler or something.
Edited by Spade616 - 12/8/11 at 9:02am
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These look like they are generically made / outsourced cards to me. The 6870 is the same as the HIS 6870. Probably manufactured by HIS and rebranded. This is good to see actually, Zalman stuff has always worked well for me ans HIS as well, and if these are indeed all HIS rebrands hopefully they will be a few bucks cheaper than the already fairly low HIS prices. More brands is probably a good thing as you then have more options for promos- etc. even if the product is the same as another one with just a different sticker on it.

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post #24 of 36
Yup, sorry, don't need another rebrand with aircooling attached.

What I WOULD like to see, however, are the Cards sold without aircoolers so we can put blocks on them for WC more easily, or just sell blocked cards to begin with (with anything but EK blocks).
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Really? This is like EVGA doing Mobo's... hehehe.
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post #26 of 36
Interesting move, but don't some companies already use their coolers? I'm sure the Zotac GTX480 AMP! has a VF3000F on it (which is an awesome cooler by the way). As such, I have to wonder what Zalman is going to add to the market. Hopefully lower prices tongue.gif.
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These look like they are generically made / outsourced cards to me. The 6870 is the same as the HIS 6870. Probably manufactured by HIS and rebranded. This is good to see actually, Zalman stuff has always worked well for me ans HIS as well, and if these are indeed all HIS rebrands hopefully they will be a few bucks cheaper than the already fairly low HIS prices. More brands is probably a good thing as you then have more options for promos- etc. even if the product is the same as another one with just a different sticker on it.
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yeah i dont really see why zalman would make their gpu debut with possibly rebranded cards with meh heatsinks when they couldve used one of their awesome coolers on it.
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post #28 of 36
This is pretty cool news, Zalman is a good company. Now we just need someone else to jump in the desktop cpu business.
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Really? This is like EVGA doing Mobo's... hehehe.

EVGA does make motherboards? They're pretty high-end too.


http://www.newegg.com/Store/BrandSubCategory.aspx?Brand=1402&SubCategory=280&name=EVGA-Intel-Motherboards
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Really? This is like EVGA doing Mobo's... hehehe.

Not at all.

These are reference PCBs.


EVGA actually has to perform R&D on their end for their motherboards.
    
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