Monday, December 7th 2009

Prolimatech Unveils MK-13 Multi-VGA Cooler

Prolimatech, of the Megahalems CPU cooler fame, is ready with its first high-performance VGA air-cooler, the Prolimatech MK-13. The cooler boasts of a special OmniMount Retention system, that makes it compatible with all modern single-GPU graphics cards, including those from ATI Radeon HD 5000 series, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 200 series. Other series include GeForce 6 series ~ 9 series and GTS/GT/G 200, and Radeon X1000 series upward. This mechanism, the company claims, provides future-proofing.

The cooler consists of a nickel-plated copper GPU contact block from which six nickel-plated copper heatpipes arise, conveying heat to a densely-packet aluminum fin array. This array is designed such that it can hold four 120 mm fans despite there being low clearance between it and the card's PCB (enough room for memory and VRM heatsinks). Two of these fans attach along top of the array, with two on the sides (bridging two neighbouring VGA cards installed with the same cooler). The main heatsink measures 205 x 99.87 x 43.5 mm, weighing 555 g. The kit includes three different kinds of heatsinks for other components of the card, the necessary fittings, and a syringe of Prolimatech thermal compound. It is priced at 49.9 EUR.
More pictures after the page-break.


Source: Case and Cooling.fr
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36 Comments on Prolimatech Unveils MK-13 Multi-VGA Cooler

#1
Easo
Nice, a lot of accesories, and a lot of fan space, though "only" 92 ones :/
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#2
a111087
looks awesome! and price is reasonable
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#3
DaJMasta
Since it looks like they use square mounting brackets, I wonder if you could take a dual GPU card like a 5970 and use two of them in a tower orientation. You'd need some kind of additional physical support or the board would probably snap in two, but that would be a sight to see :)
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#4
t77snapshot
This thing is a beast!!! And would probably work well as a passive on lower end cards;)

by: btarunr
This array is designed such that it can hold four 120 mm fans despite there being low clearance between it and the card's PCB (enough room for memory and VRM heatsinks). Two of these fans attach along top of the array, with two on the sides.
:wtf:
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#5
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: t77snapshot
This thing is a beast!!! And would probably work well as a passive on lower end cards;)



:wtf:
Elaborated.

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#6
Naelex
looks great, and not a bad price either. I'd like to see some real pics of it installed though
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#7
theorw
holly crap!!!!
This IS some SERIOUS vga cooler!!!!
I bet u can give your 5870 like 1.6volts and it will be really cool!!!
I am so tempted to buy it even if it costs 50 EUR!!!!
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#8
pantherx12
by: btarunr
Elaborated.

http://img.techpowerup.org/091207/bta8972j.jpg
He means, running it with no fan on a HD5770 ( or lesser card) for example.

Or on a HD5350 for the lulz.




Any whom! looks nice, but they missed a trick here, could of made it double ended heat pipe style due to how this card mounts.
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#9
Zubasa
Woot!
I am in love.
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#10
RejZoR
My HD4870 running perfectly passive. Hm :)
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#11
fatguy1992
Just what I was looking for to cool my GTX 275's.
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#12
Bo_Fox
This is awesome. 555 grams is a lot.. but it'd be fine if you have your case/motherboard lying down flat and your video card standing upright.

That's what I'm doing right now with my 8800GTX and Accelero Xtreme 8800. I have two fans (one 92mm and one 80mm) blowing down across the vertical fins. I also have another 70mm fan that fits perfectly onto the right side (separate heatsink of the 8800), blowing through the fins. It performs 3 degrees better than the stock fans that come with the Xtreme 8800!

However, about the 4 120mm fans as shown in the picture, with two blowing thru the fins and two blowing down across the fins, I think this is a horrible setup. I think this setup would actually perform worse than just having 2 fans blowing one way. It's because having 2 fans blowing against 2 other fans would just stifle airflow and conflict with the fan rotation speed of each other. There is the most amount of airflow and highest pressure coming from near the edge of the fan, a bit "diagonally" outwards.

2 fans on top would be PERFECT for SLI or crossfire setups, with 2 of those Prolimatech heatsinks. Especially if those cards are only 2 slots apart, which does not give any room for fans in between. All you would need are two moderately quiet 120mm fans positioned right in the middle, so that the airflow blows down across both heatsinks, or have four fans in total, with two blowing down across the first card, and then two attached to the side of the second card, blowing through it. I'd recommend two 92mm fans if there is not enough room in between the first card and the CPU tower heatsink, though.

This is great to see Prolimatech come out with a super heatsink that's compatible with ALL of the latest video cards (especially both GTX 285 and 5870). :rockout: Hopefully it would also fit with a GT300 (at least with a separate mounting bracket kit, if it's possible).
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#13
pantherx12
It will be fine in a vertical case too, it has a back plate and the GPU is generally above the PCI-E slot /close to the PCI-E bracket so your card should be fine and dandy : ]
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#14
Completely Bonkers
I wonder how this compares to the not quite so heavy but cheaper and larger SCYTHE SCVSG-1000?

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#15
OnBoard
Nice idea on SLI/Crossfire setups, looks like this will sell :) (though I don't see any NVIO sink for GTX 200 or VRM sink for 65nm cards, even though they say it's compatible)
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#16
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
or the Xigmatek VGA cooler. I so want this it is not even funny. I love it. It is good to see Prolimatech make something for an AMD product as I have not seen either of their two coolers with an AMD mount, only Intel.
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#17
fochkoph
Nice, I love these Musashi/T-Rad2 style coolers for video cards. Going by the pictures alone that thing looks quality!
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#18
Bo_Fox
by: Completely Bonkers
I wonder how this compares to the not quite so heavy but cheaper and larger SCYTHE SCVSG-1000?

http://img.techpowerup.org/091207/Capture064.jpg
Prolimatech's MK-13 will destroy this Scythe cooler hands-down. For starters, there are 6 heatpipes, not 4, and then there's more fin surface area. Finally, it can be cooled with more than just 1 fan (and not a super-slim fan that's even less effective when quiet).
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#19
AsRock
TPU addict
by: Bo_Fox
Prolimatech's MK-13 will destroy this Scythe cooler hands-down. For starters, there are 6 heatpipes, not 4, and then there's more fin surface area. Finally, it can be cooled with more than just 1 fan (and not a super-slim fan that's even less effective when quiet).
Never mind those fans that SCYTHE use as they suck ass. This Prolimatech Unveils MK-13 like you said will own it without trying.

Just thinking were i could get my hands on one lol.
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#21
kylzer
Please fit the 5770 :laugh:
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#22
panchoman
Sold my stars!
aren't these all copys of the hr-03 from thermalright?
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#23
[I.R.A]_FBi
i was wonderign why the nvidia card list was so long compared to the ati list then a remembered the g92 et al fiasco, lol
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#24
PP Mguire
by: panchoman
aren't these all copys of the hr-03 from thermalright?
Exactly what i was thinking. People going crazy over a product already out there :roll::roll:
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#25
Bjorn_Of_Iceland


That long bar thingy beside the sink.. is that a PCB brace? because if it is, then we a have a win.
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