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Do double/dual intake helps blower GPU cooling?

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Just a random question here. Looking at ASUS TURBO-GTX970-OC-4GD5 and AMD Radeon RX 480 design that has dual intake, does it helps?
Does anyone here that have the mentioned Asus 970 or something similar enlighten me. Just run a test, or play a game with both intake open, and one intake closed. I was thinking of drilling holes in older cards if this really helps.
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I would have to say it all depends on how the card is designed and analyzed for airflow/cooling. If the card comes with dual airflow, I don't think it's a good idea to shut one down. As for drilling holes, again it all depends. If it's a ducted design, again I would say no as you are short circuiting the design. Also, not sure where you are drilling holes. Maybe if you drill a hole through the chip itself, the air can get where it needs to be? J/K
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Originally Posted by Krustyboomer View Post

I would have to say it all depends on how the card is designed and analyzed for airflow/cooling. If the card comes with dual airflow, I don't think it's a good idea to shut one down. As for drilling holes, again it all depends. If it's a ducted design, again I would say no as you are short circuiting the design. Also, not sure where you are drilling holes. Maybe if you drill a hole through the chip itself, the air can get where it needs to be? J/K
I think my card is the one with short PCB desgin, so the blower does not sit on the PCB itself, so its totally fine to drill holes through the blower encase, just plastics.
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