Originally Posted by Sir Beregond
Not willing to call this fake. I think it was probably 1 of many different prototype coolers. Overall, we don't know, so it's presumptive to just outright call it fake in my opinion.
That said, I agree that if these cards are equipped with a co-processor that requires active cooling, the layout of this cooler wouldn't make any sense for the back of the PCB if that's where it is situated. And again, the PCB just seems kinda small to me (think first gen Keplar).
I can see why you think that, my assertion of "fake" mainly purports to them being the actual coolers to be used for the 3089tits or whatever. They could be very early design idea mockups, but the fit, finish and general quality are abysmal, they look like they've been made on a Fischer price 'my first 3d printer'. That's before the fact that the design is flawed as fudge and they have simulaters powered by their own GPUs that would show that long before it got to the modelling phase, which is why I think they're fake.
Going by new information on the co processor possibly being on the back of the PCB, it's likely that some information has been leaked on this and the need for cooling on both sides of the card, someone's took it the wrong way and made the coolers we've seen.
Last edited by crappy; 06-22-2020 at 03:41 PM.