April 8th, 2010
Zalman Chills HD 5850 and HD 5870 with New Cooler
Even though CPU coolers are the best known type of PC temperature-reducing components, coolers actually come in many shapes and sizes, being used for many things, including heat dissipation for storage units and even memory modules. Out of all PC parts, however, the most needy, after the CPU, (and sometimes even more than the CPU) are graphics adapters.
In fact, video cards, especially the most high-end ones, have gained the habit of putting on fin arrays and fan assemblies so massive that they hardly leave room for anything else to be installed in their proximity. Zalman is now continuing this trend, with the VF3000A VGA cooler.
Besides being among the best DirectX 11-capable graphics adapters that ATI, business unit of Advanced Micro Devices, has to offer, the Radeon HD 5850 and HD 5870 are known for having a significant overclocking headroom. This, naturally, makes them appealing to enthusiasts. Unfortunately, when pushing clocks higher than the reference settings, overheating becomes the first consequence that overclockers have to deal with. As such, Zalman’s VF3000A will likely be appealing to those consumers that don’t want water cooling but still intend to run their adapters at over 100%.
- READ MORE (Source): Zalman Chills HD 5850 and HD 5870 with New Cooler – VF3000A, a specially designed cooler for ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series – Softpedia