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Old July 6, 2010, 01:07 PM
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Default PowerColor Develops Adjustable Vortex Cooler for HD 5770

PowerColor, part of the TUL Corporation, is working on the design of a new ATI Radeon HD 5770 video card that features a unique, user adjustable cooler for better control of airflow. The new "Vortex" Cooler showcases a thick aluminum heatsink, and at the top, the height adjustable fan. As seen in the images, the fan's position can be set "low" to ... [ Read full article ]
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Old July 6, 2010, 01:51 PM
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very interesting. vertical adjustment of the gpu fan. nice!
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Old July 6, 2010, 02:07 PM
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Doesn't the 5770 run super cool already anyways? What's the point in adjusting the fan to shave MAYBE a degree off your GPU/system if at all? And 3 expansion slots? Yikes.
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Doesn't the 5770 run super cool already anyways? What's the point in adjusting the fan to shave MAYBE a degree off your GPU/system if at all? And 3 expansion slots? Yikes.
Agreed. By the looks of those pictures, the adjustment is only a max of 1cm. I would think fan mounting angle would have played a more interested role...or the fan position relative to the total length of the card...
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That's pretty pointless.
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Agreed... totally pointless
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May help with noise as fans can vary based on the amount of space between them and the cooler.... but unless they have CRAZY QC/workmanship problems it should be easy to find out the optimal space for the given fan....

Might make it cooler/louder up close and hotter/quieter/more incidental airflow up high? Beats me.
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