Posted by Chris Scott Barr on Jun 22, 2012

iGame GTX 680 Doesn’t Need Fans To Stay Cool

With great power comes great heat displacement. That’s generally one of the biggest rules to follow when it comes to PC gaming hardware. And if you’re trying to cool powerful hardware, that means one of two things. Either it’s going to be loud, or liquid-cooled. But what if your hot new GPU didn’t need a fancy liquid solution, or even a fan?

The GeForce GTX 680 is one of the most powerful cards on the market today, so you know it’s going to need a good cooler. But Colorful set out to prove that the cooler doesn’t need to have fans or liquid to keep this card running at a decent temp. At Computex the company showed off the first ever passively-cooled GTX 680.

The iGame GTX 680 has a total of 20 heat pipes and two blocks of aluminum fins. Only one of the fins is actually necessary for regular operation, but those with dreams of overclocking can hook up the second one for extra heat dissipation. The company is still working on whether or not it’s feasible to mass produce, so we’ll keep you posted on future pricing and availability.


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