Monday, December 7th 2009

Thermalright Readies VRM Heatsinks for Radeon HD 5800 Series Graphics Cards

Closely following up the launch of its SpitFire VGA Cooler, air-cooling specialist Thermalright introduced the VRM-R4 and VRM-R3 graphics card VRM heatsinks designed for AMD Radeon HD 5800 series graphics cards. In many ways, these two heatsinks resemble the VRM-R1 and VRM-R2, which the company introduced back in July, for the Radeon HD 4800 series accelerators.

The new VRM-R3 and VRM-R4 measure 122 x 85 x 99 mm and 133 x 53 x 127 mm (LxWxH), respectively, and consist of baseplates that double up as small heatsinks, from which, two 6 mm heatpipes convey heat to an aluminum fin array big enough to mount 80 mm fans. For the VRM-R3, this fin array propagates perpendicular to the plane of the motherboard, while for the VRM-R4, is goes along the plane. Like their predecessors, the two should be compatible with popular Thermalright GPU coolers such as HR-03 Rev.A, HR-03 GT, HR-03 GT V2, T-Rad2, and T-Rad2 GTX. Pricing isn't known as yet.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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6 Comments on Thermalright Readies VRM Heatsinks for Radeon HD 5800 Series Graphics Cards

#1
AsRock
TPU addict
Maybe wxw.sidewindercomputers.com will get these ones in stock too. Seen the $48xx series ones there around $28..

Maybe one day i'll pick up the 48xx series one of these days.
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#2
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
How would these look in CF, or would they even work?
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#3
cadaveca
My name is Dave
From Thermalright direct(in question ot the 4800-series):
Dear Dave,

Thanks for your mail.
I'm sorry to inform you that our VRM solution is not compatible with
Crossfire setting.

Best regards
Armand Cheng
Lea-Min Tech., Co., Ltd.
(Thermalright, Taiwan)
Maybe they will fix this for 5800-series, but that remains to be seen.
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#4
pantherx12
Why couldn't they make these with double mounting options like their GPU sinks.

Idiots XD
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#5
Polarman
Believe me! they are big. But boy! do they work!
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#6
my_name_is_earl
by: 1Kurgan1
How would these look in CF, or would they even work?
That. The thing just look awkward to be mounted.
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