There is no other way to say this, KUDAN is huge. It’s a massive card occupying three slots. It weighs more than 2 kilograms and that’s without the radiator, but don’t worry, KUDAN ships with VGA support if the card is to be installed horizontally. In my case, it was not required because I prefer vertical mounting.
On the side KUDAN hides the most innovative part, the LCD panel. It was introduced by Colorful with Vulcan series (now also available with GALAX HOF series). The left side hosts a pair of 8-pin power connectors and right side has two SLI fingers.
KUDAN does have RGB lighting. It is controllable through iGame Zone application and will adjust the color and animation of the LEDs hidden behind the middle fan. I made this short video to demonstrate the effect.
The heatsink occupies two slots. It is separated into two parts connected with 7 heat pipes. The fans operate asynchronously which means the third fan will start spinning later. KUDAN has 0 dB technology, no fans will be used as long as temperature is under 60 C.
The radiator is also massive. It hosts 140 mm fan and a pump/reservoir made by Syscooling. Sadly everything inside this chassis is glued together, so I wasn’t really desperate to take it all apart. And yes, the tube is bent. I was lucky to notice this before I started my benchmarks.
|Page 1||Introduction & Overview|
|Page 2||A closer look Card Design ● Hybrid Cooler|
|Page 3||A closer look Board Design ● LCD ● Bundle|
|Page 4||Testing platform & methodology|
|Page 5||GAME Battlefield 1 ● Deus Ex: Mankind Divided|
|Page 6||GAME The Division ● Doom|
|Page 7||GAME Ghost Recon: Wildlands ● Hitman|
|Page 8||GAME Prey ● Rise of the Tomb Raider|
|Page 9||GAME Sniper Elite 4 ● Witcher 3|
|Page 10||SOFTWARE Colorful iGameZone II tool|
|Page 12||STABILITY Core Clock ● Fan Speed|
|Page 13||STABILITY Temperature ● Noise Levels ● Power Consumption|
|Page 14||BENCHMARKS 3DMark Fire Strike ● Time Spy ● VRMark ● Unigine Superposition|