Friday, May 30th 2014

GIGABYTE Intros World's Most Powerful VGA Cooling Systems at COMPUTEX 2014

GIGABYTE, the leading manufacturer of graphics cards unveils the industry-leading graphics card cooling system during the COMPUTEX 2014. Whatever the preference of air-cooling or liquid-cooling, gamers can find the most outstanding VGA cooling system designs this year! Continuation of the stunning performance of WINDFORCE 450W cooling system, GIGABYTE once again self-breaks and launches the WINDFORCE Air Cooling System 600 Watt Edition. It is not only equipped with the patented "Triangle Cooling" technology, GIGABYTE also re-designs the fans and the fins of the cooling system and using the high-performance composite cooper heat pipes for new WINDFORCE. The heat dissipation performance is enhanced up to 33% than the reference card. GIGABYTE can proudly announce that WINDFORCE 600 Watt is the best air cooling system for graphics card in the world!

Even more, GIGABYTE introduces WATERFORCE All-in-one External Liquid Cooling System with 3 GeForce GTX 780 Ti, specially designed for the gamers who dream about a silent and super gaming PC. With intuitive control panel, WATERFORCE allows gamers to separately control the GPU temperature, fans speed and pumps speed. No more noise nightmare or harass of uneven temperatures while using multi graphics cards. With the world's first 3 way SLI water cooling solution, WATERFORCE, gamers can easily enjoy every moment and victory during the games.

The best air-cooling system ever - WINDFORCE 600W
GIGABYTE understands that a fan is crucial to the graphics card, so only the fan with the most efficiency is selected for WINDFORCE. Therefore, GIGABYTE constantly evolving the WINDFORCE to provide the latest and the best cooling solution to gamers. The latest WINDFORCE 600W with excusive cooling technology can signifcantly disspate up to 600W heat.

Patented "Triangle Cool" technology enhances 35% cooling performance
Features with the patented "Triangle Cool" technology, WINDFORCE 600W can bring away the heat easily from GPU. The cooling performance is 35% better than the regular fin designs.

Unique fan design increases 23% CFM
The whole new fan design with special 3D stripe curve can split the air flow, reduce the calm zone and increase the cooling performance. The air flow is amazingly increased up to 23%!

Special fin architecture augments 45% heat dissipation area
GIGABYTE also designs WINDFORCE 600W with a special fin architecture. The height differentiation design increases more than 45% heat dissipation area for better cooling capacity and significantly reduce the air resistance.

Composite heat-pipes increases 29% cooling capacity
The cooling system is supplemented by the composite heat-pipes, a heat-transfer device combines both thermal conductivity and phase transition for efficiently managing the transfer of heat between two solid interfaces which increases 29% of cooling capacity.

With only 2-slot height heat sink, the compact WINDFORCE 600W increases more than 33% thermal performance. It is not only the most powerful air-cooling system, but the best choice for a ultimate gaming experience.

All-in-one external liquid cooling system - WATERFORCE
WATERFORCE is specially designed for the gamers who dream about a silent and powerful super PC. With the exclusive 3-way SLI closed loop liquid cooling system, it can dissipate the heat of GPU, memory and MOSFET. The WATERFORCE intuitive control panel can let gamers to check the performance of the 3 graphics cards from the panel and separately adjust the temperature, fan speed and pump speed for uniform temperature of the cards.

42.9% lower temperature and 13.1dB lower noise than reference cooler
Comparing with 3-way SLI reference cooler, the cooling solution by WATERFORCE presents 42.9% lower temperature and 13.1 dB lower noises!

No more noise nightmare or harass of uneven temperatures while using multi graphics cards. No more try & error liquid cooling system DIY. With the world's 1st 3 way SLI water cooling solution, WATERFORCE, gamers can easily install and enjoy the battles.
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28 Comments on GIGABYTE Intros World's Most Powerful VGA Cooling Systems at COMPUTEX 2014

#1
eidairaman1
Too bad GA gcs have teething issues in motherboard compatibility, how about this for a 290/290x ref model along with the 780/780Ti, Then Special for 295x2, Titan Black/Z
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#2
eidairaman1
Too bad GA gcs have teething issues in motherboard compatibility, how about this for a 290/290x ref model along with the 780/780Ti, Then Special for 295x2, Titan Black/Z
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#3
Am*
What Gigabyte need to understand that even a 600W cooler THAT ugly, will not sell as well as an inferior competing product -- like EVGA's ACX or MSI's TwinFrozr -- just because it looks worse. Spend the extra $5 to put a coat of paint over it or something -- nobody wants to see the ugly copper pipes in the middle of that bloody thing. Either that or put a shroud around covering it.
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#4
Deelron
Hmmph I have a Windforce that looks just like that and don't find it ugly, although admittedly I don't look at it often, particularly since I can only see the top of it anyway.
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#5
cadaveca
My name is Dave
Do want that VGA water-cooling. Must ask for one! :p.
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#6
buildzoid
by: Am*
What Gigabyte need to understand that even a 600W cooler THAT ugly, will not sell as well as an inferior competing product -- like EVGA's ACX or MSI's TwinFrozr -- just because it looks worse. Spend the extra $5 to put a coat of paint over it or something -- nobody wants to see the ugly copper pipes in the middle of that bloody thing. Either that or put a shroud around covering it.
I have the WF3 450W cooler and the heat pipes in the middle IMO look awesome and my cards are sitting on a test bench with the fans facing me so I see the heat pipes all the time.
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#7
GhostRyder
Looks cool, cannot wait to see these new coolers on the market. The Liquid cooling one looks to be interesting, I really want to see these up close and personal because those blocks look pretty sick on the cards.
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#8
tigger
I'm the only one
Is it me or does that case have a monkey on it's back, fugly.
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#9
Am*
by: buildzoid
I have the WF3 450W cooler and the heat pipes in the middle IMO look awesome and my cards are sitting on a test bench with the fans facing me so I see the heat pipes all the time.
While I'm sure that in a closed case or as you say, an all-open bench nobody would care about looks, the problem is it doesn't fit with windowed builds and/or any internal colour scheme, so if I have to choose between the Gigabyte that looks like this:

or a card that looks like this


I'm pretty sure the ASUS/TwinFrozr or any other card would get chosen in a windowed build 9 times out of 10 over the Windforce, even if the cooler on the Gigabyte is technically superior. The Gigabyte just looks cheaper built than the others based on the cooler's looks alone. But hey, maybe it's just my opinion...I'm just surprised nobody else notices.

If you look at any decent air cooler you will know what I'm talking about -- all nickel-plated/coat-painted coolers look good in a gaming PC -- ones with showing copper pipes in the middle do not. The looks are also why Phanteks and their paint-coated dual-tower coolers, which are technically inferior, sell for more money than say, a NH-D14. It is also why I bought a Silver Arrow SB-E and persevered with it (which is a HUGE pain in the ass to mount compared to the Noctua) over buying an NH-D14.
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#11
rtwjunkie
What's up with the fins directing all that hot air INTO the case? If you look at the ASUS pic supplied by Am*, you'll see those fins direct the hot air OUT of the case. Just my 2 cents.
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#12
HumanSmoke
by: Am*
What Gigabyte need to understand that even a 600W cooler THAT ugly, will not sell as well as an inferior competing product -- like EVGA's ACX or MSI's TwinFrozr -- just because it looks worse. Spend the extra $5 to put a coat of paint over it or something -- nobody wants to see the ugly copper pipes in the middle of that bloody thing. Either that or put a shroud around covering it.
Well, everyone has their own opinion I guess, but since I have both the ACX and the WF3 in my present setup I reeeeaaaaalllly can't tell that much of a difference TBH. The WF3 runs a little cooler (regardless of whether the card is primary or secondary), and about the same in sound level - and that's with the Gigabyte card sustaining a boost 100MHz higher than the SuperClocked ACX.


Things to take into consideration when buying components:
1: Overall performance
2: Cost
3: Warranty claim procedure/satisfaction
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129: Does the graphics card have a copper pipe which may, or may not, ruin the overall atmosphere of someone's idea of colour coordination if viewed at a particular angle
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#13
Hilux SSRG
I've got a standard WF3 and love its cooling abilities, looks alright too. The 600watt version looks like a nice replacement for stock "hair blower" coolers.
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#14
shilka
God i hate Gigabyte┬┤s stupid marketing! now everyone is going to think that the 600 watts is the TDP of the card
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#15
GhostRyder
Huh, I thought the gigabyte cards looked cool (no pun intended) to me. Oh well, everyone has their own tastes but I do not think that bit of copper heat pipe is going to be that noticeable in a windowed setup and really does not detour from the look of the card.
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#16
eidairaman1
Youre just too picky

by: Am*
While I'm sure that in a closed case or as you say, an all-open bench nobody would care about looks, the problem is it doesn't fit with windowed builds and/or any internal colour scheme, so if I have to choose between the Gigabyte that looks like this:

or a card that looks like this


I'm pretty sure the ASUS/TwinFrozr or any other card would get chosen in a windowed build 9 times out of 10 over the Windforce, even if the cooler on the Gigabyte is technically superior. The Gigabyte just looks cheaper built than the others based on the cooler's looks alone. But hey, maybe it's just my opinion...I'm just surprised nobody else notices.

If you look at any decent air cooler you will know what I'm talking about -- all nickel-plated/coat-painted coolers look good in a gaming PC -- ones with showing copper pipes in the middle do not. The looks are also why Phanteks and their paint-coated dual-tower coolers, which are technically inferior, sell for more money than say, a NH-D14. It is also why I bought a Silver Arrow SB-E and persevered with it (which is a HUGE pain in the ass to mount compared to the Noctua) over buying an NH-D14.
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#17
Kyuuba
I wish they had backplate.
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#18
Silas Woodruff
In my oppinion the new 600 Watt cooler looks quite nice, definitively an upgrade in looks and performance compared to older variants.
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#19
THE_EGG
by: Am*
While I'm sure that in a closed case or as you say, an all-open bench nobody would care about looks, the problem is it doesn't fit with windowed builds and/or any internal colour scheme, so if I have to choose between the Gigabyte that looks like this:
or a card that looks like this
I'm pretty sure the ASUS/TwinFrozr or any other card would get chosen in a windowed build 9 times out of 10 over the Windforce, even if the cooler on the Gigabyte is technically superior. The Gigabyte just looks cheaper built than the others based on the cooler's looks alone. But hey, maybe it's just my opinion...I'm just surprised nobody else notices.

If you look at any decent air cooler you will know what I'm talking about -- all nickel-plated/coat-painted coolers look good in a gaming PC -- ones with showing copper pipes in the middle do not. The looks are also why Phanteks and their paint-coated dual-tower coolers, which are technically inferior, sell for more money than say, a NH-D14. It is also why I bought a Silver Arrow SB-E and persevered with it (which is a HUGE pain in the ass to mount compared to the Noctua) over buying an NH-D14.
I guess aesthetics are quite personal. I have 2 Windforce 780 cards and I find them great. I did have 2 Asus 280x cards before I sold them and went to the 780 setup. I also have a window on my case. Do I miss the look of the Asus cards over Gigabyte? nope.

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I still find it impressive that Gigabyte can bring out a cooler so good and still without impeding the height of the card (except for the little tab that says Windforce). Especially impressive considering most other designs from other AIBs take advantage of the extra height and/or going into 3 slots.
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#20
bogami
At the view looks something special but when I think of how ASUS GTX780 Posaidon .The solution is nothing new. Thin tubes that would flow through the thin implemented and will be due to corrosion of copper quickly clogged. Not mentioned there that there is any unit specially bound and is increasingly similar to a closed liquid CPU cooling. They added a small display and box. Copper block is a much better solution and much better for discharging temperature in the correct use . It is more a question of price, what will you have a life span of the product , maintenance . Dust is a slut ..
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#21
bogami
by: HumanSmoke
Well, everyone has their own opinion I guess, but since I have both the ACX and the WF3 in my present setup I reeeeaaaaalllly can't tell that much of a difference TBH. The WF3 runs a little cooler (regardless of whether the card is primary or secondary), and about the same in sound level - and that's with the Gigabyte card sustaining a boost 100MHz higher than the SuperClocked ACX.


Things to take into consideration when buying components:
1: Overall performance
2: Cost
3: Warranty claim procedure/satisfaction
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129: Does the graphics card have a copper pipe which may, or may not, ruin the overall atmosphere of someone's idea of colour coordination if viewed at a particular angle
LOL We have the same housing. Similar comments have also :) a good choice .
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#22
Shambles1980
by: Am*
While I'm sure that in a closed case or as you say, an all-open bench nobody would care about looks, the problem is it doesn't fit with windowed builds and/or any internal colour scheme, so if I have to choose between the Gigabyte that looks like this:

or a card that looks like this


I'm pretty sure the ASUS/TwinFrozr or any other card would get chosen in a windowed build 9 times out of 10 over the Windforce, even if the cooler on the Gigabyte is technically superior. The Gigabyte just looks cheaper built than the others based on the cooler's looks alone. But hey, maybe it's just my opinion...I'm just surprised nobody else notices.

If you look at any decent air cooler you will know what I'm talking about -- all nickel-plated/coat-painted coolers look good in a gaming PC -- ones with showing copper pipes in the middle do not. The looks are also why Phanteks and their paint-coated dual-tower coolers, which are technically inferior, sell for more money than say, a NH-D14. It is also why I bought a Silver Arrow SB-E and persevered with it (which is a HUGE pain in the ass to mount compared to the Noctua) over buying an NH-D14.
i prefer the pipes, i like the looks of heat pipes though so i may be in the minority.
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#23
Kursah
I like the looks of my GTX 770 Windforce and the new 600W cooler...it reminds me of taking a sports car, removing a bunch of the plastic bits under the hood to expose the aluminum engine, steel piping, tubing, etc that is normally covered under ugly plastic shrouding. I prefer the exposed look. Plus the performance is solid with these coolers, and keeping the fan speed below 80% dictates an impressive (imho) sound to cooling efficiency ratio.

:toast:
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#24
AsRock
TPU addict
by: Am*
While I'm sure that in a closed case or as you say, an all-open bench nobody would care about looks, the problem is it doesn't fit with windowed builds and/or any internal colour scheme, so if I have to choose between the Gigabyte that looks like this:

or a card that looks like this


I'm pretty sure the ASUS/TwinFrozr or any other card would get chosen in a windowed build 9 times out of 10 over the Windforce, even if the cooler on the Gigabyte is technically superior. The Gigabyte just looks cheaper built than the others based on the cooler's looks alone. But hey, maybe it's just my opinion...I'm just surprised nobody else notices.

If you look at any decent air cooler you will know what I'm talking about -- all nickel-plated/coat-painted coolers look good in a gaming PC -- ones with showing copper pipes in the middle do not. The looks are also why Phanteks and their paint-coated dual-tower coolers, which are technically inferior, sell for more money than say, a NH-D14. It is also why I bought a Silver Arrow SB-E and persevered with it (which is a HUGE pain in the ass to mount compared to the Noctua) over buying an NH-D14.
People need to stop judging a book by it's cover as it's the worse thing you can do.. I see the WF cooler and i can see with my own eyes it looks like a good performer by the gaps in the heatsink which in turn help to cool the board and vrms and all so the naked copper pipes get direct cooling from a fan and not a little bit of dust will stop it cooling like most others.

THE WF the fans look cheap but overall the ASUS looks like a toy compared tot he WF cooler which all so looks like it has bigger motors in them unless that just the pics..


Really sad part is that GB will not sell the cooler without the card HEHEHE..


O yeah the ASUS one has tyhe pipes were they would get the least cooling sorry but screw that.

by: Kursah
I like the looks of my GTX 770 Windforce and the new 600W cooler...it reminds me of taking a sports car, removing a bunch of the plastic bits under the hood to expose the aluminum engine, steel piping, tubing, etc that is normally covered under ugly plastic shrouding. I prefer the exposed look. Plus the performance is solid with these coolers, and keeping the fan speed below 80% dictates an impressive (imho) sound to cooling efficiency ratio.

:toast:
Exposed is the way to go if you want extra cooling.
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#25
GeoffreyK
by: AsRock

O yeah the ASUS one has tyhe pipes were they would get the least cooling sorry but screw that.
The majority of cooling comes from the fins. That's why the fins are there in the first place. Any emphasis on getting air flowing over the bare pipes is superfluous.
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