Friday, December 4th 2009

Thermalright Intros Spitfire VGA Cooler

Heatsinks specialist Thermalright released to the market its Spitfire VGA heatsink. This 147 (L) x 123 (W) x 154 (H) mm, 550 g heatsink comes with a unique angled design. A GPU contact base made of nickel-plated copper forms the starting point for six sintered nickel-plated heat-pipes, which then propagate perpendicular to the plane of the video-card, typically passing over other expansion cards in the system. The heatsink can then provide silent passive cooling, or active cooling, by latching on 140 mm or 120 mm fans (fans not included in the package, fan-clips are).

The package includes three types of heatsinks for the memory chips and VRM, all necessary retention mechanisms, including thumb-screws for tool-free installation. A syringe of the Chill Factor TIM is also included. The cooler is compatible with most modern GPUs, including GeForce 7, 8 (excluding G80-based ones), 9 series (single GPU), Radeon HD 3800 series, HD 4800 series, and HD 5800 series. There is no support for GT200-based GeForce GTX 200 series. Pricing and availability are yet to be known.
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37 Comments on Thermalright Intros Spitfire VGA Cooler

#3
Fourstaff
Hmmm, interesting. I suppose it only works when you have 2 or less graphics cards, but very useful if you dont have space for double slot coolers.
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#4
Silverel
Gotta find some reviews of this. Looks interesting. :toast:
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#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Man this does look nice especially with the tower not being in the way. Hmm, may have to replace the Zalman Dark Knight Cooler with this!!!!
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#7
mechtech
Make a sexy CPU cooler if there is enough clearance
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#8
AltecV1
this thing looks awesome :rockout:
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#9
Sasqui
Would like to see a pic of this installed in a system...
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#10
gvblake22
by: Sasqui
Would like to see a pic of this installed in a system...
Check out the pics from this year's Computex... (don't forget to check out page 2 too)
It looks like they might make a 180ยบ version too that sits parallel with the video card (instead of perpendicular).
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#11
pantherx12
That's awesome in case, even bigger then HR-03.

Bet it cools amazingly :D
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#13
Polaris573
Senior Moderator
That thing looks like it's so big you wouldn't be able to put in any expansion cards if you had it. Looks like you could also forget about putting it in a microATX case.
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#14
Swansen
by: Polaris573
Looks like you could also forget about putting it in a microATX case.
you think? thats kinda what i was thinking about when i first saw it.. (turning the heatsink upside down so it goes towards the CPU)
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#15
eidairaman1
this would only work on a Single Card/Single VPU system.
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#16
muggy
Well if you look at the Computex pics posted in this thread they used one of these coolers on the top video card and something that looks like a hr-03 cooler on the bottom one, so it could work for at least one of your cards.

That cpu cooler in those pics looks pretty nuts too.
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#17
eidairaman1
by: muggy
Well if you look at the Computex pics posted in this thread they used one of these coolers on the top video card and something that looks like a hr-03 cooler on the bottom one, so it could work for at least one of your cards.

That cpu cooler in those pics looks pretty nuts too.
you are better off getting a cooler that has a flat heatsink then a heatpipe sink extending out to the side that is half the size of the cooler pictured with a big fan on it and the other heatsink is oriented upwards so the big fan can cool both cards but then the other sink that is directly on the board has a fan, so it would be a Tri Fan cooling setup.
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#18
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
I wonder what their reason was behind giving it the name spitfire - It just seems totally random & IMHO doesnt really 'fit' the product.
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#19
OnBoard
by: Polaris573
That thing looks like it's so big you wouldn't be able to put in any expansion cards if you had it. Looks like you could also forget about putting it in a microATX case.
It goes over them, so not a problem. Also comes with a funky metal system that mounts in the motherboard mounts and takes the weight of the cooler. Kinda like what Scythes ninja rope did, but uglier :p
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#20
fochkoph
That coolers looks great. Can't wait for those massive CPU heatsinks in the Computex coverage to debut.
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#21
Marineborn
i also life its design, it looks as thought they though of it and people needed to have space for ram, and or grapic cards in the first slot
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#23
theubersmurf
by: Fourstaff
Hmmm, interesting. I suppose it only works when you have 2 or less graphics cards, but very useful if you dont have space for double slot coolers.
Perfect for my arrangement however. Single GPU, large side fan in case already, plus a dedicated that I'd put on...all it needs are some ram sinks. Hmmm, I wonder if you could find a fan that could use the header on the card...Guess I'd have to buy a fan controller to do this as well, but I think it looks promising.
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#24
OnBoard
by: theubersmurf
Perfect for my arrangement however. Single GPU, large side fan in case already...
Heh, good point, totally forgot that you could use that without a fan mounted on it with less strain on GPU. I've just never used side panel fans, as I don't like them, but with this it would make sense.

Not for extreme overclocks though, fins too tight for the side panel fan to work optimally at a distance. Some sort of push pull action could be had though if you'd mount the fan under the GPU cooler and side fan blowing on top.
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#25
pr0n Inspector
Quite expensive for a simple card bender.

Comes with supporting bars.
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