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[tcMag] Zalman shows off new passive VGA cooler at CeBIT

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Cooling is its main business so at CeBIT Zalman simply couldn't put up its booth without having some nice new shiny products aimed at lowering temperatures of various transistor colonies (read chips). The VNF200 VGA cooler for example, is one offer which although we can refuse, we can't say it isn't intriguing.

The VNF200 is a passive cooler that takes advantage of Zalman's proprietary Variable Fin Profile fin design which is said to provide better cooling, has three copper heatpipes and copper fins for even greater efficiency. Although all this might not seem special the placement of the fin array is something worth noting as, in a regular tower case it should be just in front of a case fan or even between a back-side fan and the CPU cooler. You can see the intricate design just below but for actual performance numbers you'll have to wait for Zalman to release the VNF200.


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post #2 of 8
That looks... awkward.
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post #3 of 8
sweet! i want one
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post #4 of 8
that looks heavy
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post #5 of 8
That looks....Non-zalman-y.
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post #6 of 8
won't that be in the way of a cpu cooler?
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post #7 of 8
Well, it's hard to tell really. Perhaps it's supposed to snuggle up next to the standard rear exhaust fan, just inside the case.
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post #8 of 8
I'm...well, on the fence about that one to be quite honest. It looks interesting and it might perform well on certain setups, but that's probably going to be on tower-style coolers more so than downdraft coolers.
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