At the core of graphics cooling is the GPU. Many of us forget about the other hot running components that are just as important to stable function. Thermalright has the solution however to tame more than just one fire.
It does not take one long to cross paths with Thermalright. From their towering T.R.U.E to their low profile T-Rads; Thermalright always appears on the forefront of thermal solutions in today’s modern age. It is not just the performance however that grabs ones attention, it is the the practical way in which it is done.
This brings us to the VRM R1 and R2. VRM’s or Voltage Regulation Modules are often overlooked or given a passing glance when it comes to aftermarket cooling on Graphics Cards. Most designs out there today rely on small passive heatsinks held on by simple thermal tape to do the job. For some users this will suffice but for others who want to push their cards to the edge we require more.
Giving heed to this requirement Thermalright has once more shown innovation. Featuring twin heatpipes soldered to a copper base coupled with a large fin array; the VRM R1 and R2 are built solely for cooling the Voltage Modules on the latest cards. The design allows the cooler to pull the heat away and bring it to an array of fins. One can either leave it to function passively or mount a single 80mm fan to allow active cooling.
The R1 and R2 vary only in the way the fin array is mounted allowing for greater flexibility to the end user. Currently supported are the ATi HD 4870/4890 series of cards and compatibility with Thermalrights own HR-03 Rev.A / HR-03 GT / V2 / T-Rad2 / T-Rad2 GTX class of GPU coolers.
More information can be found on the product page here. Availability and pricing were unavailable at the time of this posting.