Thursday, November 1st 2007

Thermalright Releases HR-03 GT for GeForce 8800 GT

Thermalright has decided to release a new product in its HR-03 series. The new addition is the HR-03 GT with 6 heatpipes and a double sided heatsink base which can accommodate one 92mm fan. The HR-03 GT measures 134.5(L) x 163(W) x 112(H) mm, weights 130 grams and is SLI compatible. The cooler works with NVIDIA's GeForce 6800, 7800, 7900, 8600GTS series and the 8800GT 512MB plus ATI's X1800 and X1900 series.

Source: Thermalright
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30 Comments on Thermalright Releases HR-03 GT for GeForce 8800 GT

#1
erocker
Oh! There it is!:laugh:
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#2
LiNKiN
Staff
Sweetness I was looking at these last night! :rockout: You got your cards yet erocker?
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#3
will
isnt it kind of upside down? i mean wouldnt it be better if the actual heatsink was on the upper side of the card where there's (usually) better airflow in the case? as it is the heatsink will be in the bottom corner of the case where there isnt that much airflow surely?
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#4
erocker
No, still backordered.... :wtf: At least I got them for $60 cheaper than they are going for now! I dunno weather to go for this heatsink or the dual fan zerotherm. I don't know if I'll have room for 2 of these?
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#5
erocker
by: will
isnt it kind of upside down? i mean wouldnt it be better if the actual heatsink was on the upper side of the card where there's (usually) better airflow in the case? as it is the heatsink will be in the bottom corner of the case where there isnt that much airflow surely?
I would deffinitely put a 120mm fan on it.
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#6
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: will
isnt it kind of upside down? i mean wouldnt it be better if the actual heatsink was on the upper side of the card where there's (usually) better airflow in the case? as it is the heatsink will be in the bottom corner of the case where there isnt that much airflow surely?
It can be installed two ways. The way in the pictures, or so the heatsink wraps around the card and is on top of the card.
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#7
will
by: newtekie1
It can be installed two ways. The way in the pictures, or so the heatsink wraps around the card and is on top of the card.
ahhh that makes sense! looks like a pretty good cooler, looking forward to seeing the results of this on a 8800gt!
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#9
Hawk1
So I guess the only difference between this and the original HR-03 is a couple of extra heatpipes?
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#10
Weer
So it's an HR-03 PLUS, with the same mounting as the HR-03.

Now they are making coolers especially for the 8800 GT. This card is better than we thought.
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#11
Grings
its probably the same as the other models, just with different ram+vrm heatsinks
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#12
Mussels
Moderprator
by: will
isnt it kind of upside down? i mean wouldnt it be better if the actual heatsink was on the upper side of the card where there's (usually) better airflow in the case? as it is the heatsink will be in the bottom corner of the case where there isnt that much airflow surely?
as said, they rotate. and you can attach a 120mm fan with ease with a ziptie or two, i did for my HR-03 plus on my GTX.
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#13
hat
Maximum Overclocker
That was fast..
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#14
HaZe303
I love my HR-03 Plus for my GTX. My temps are something like this: GPU Idle: 46c Pcb Idle: 38c
GPU Load: 55-60C PCB Load: 45c. Its great, im using a 92mm fan, cooler is mounted under GFX card bc my Northbridge & CPU cooler is in the way the other way. I recommed this cooler for everyone who loves performance & silence!

Ps. My room temp when testing, was ca 24.3C.
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#15
panchoman
Sold my stars!
wonder how much this will differ in temps from the regular hr 03, and the hr 03 rev a. i think rev a(8800 & 2900) has 8 pipes and regular and gt have 6 pipes..
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#16
Batou1986
the hr-03 have 4 pipes the GT,plus and r600 have 6 wonder if this will keep my uber hot 1950xt under 80c as this zalman aint cutting it and this is the only one that supports something other than r600/8800 with 6 pipes which rocks
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#17
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Yay, I love hearing about new uber coolers. I like this one, nice installation. Though I hate the all silver look of it.
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#18
panchoman
Sold my stars!
by: WarEagleAU
Yay, I love hearing about new uber coolers. I like this one, nice installation. Though I hate the all silver look of it.
hmmm, spray paint it maybe? idk if that'll mess with the abilities lol.
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#19
Hawk1
by: Batou1986
the hr-03 have 4 pipes the GT,plus and r600 have 6 wonder if this will keep my uber hot 1950xt under 80c as this zalman aint cutting it and this is the only one that supports something other than r600/8800 with 6 pipes which rocks
Well I have the regular (4 pipe) one, and it keeps my 1950xtx at 38 idle and mid 50's load, so this one should do even better on your xt. Although it also depends on the fan your putting on there (I have a panaflo on controller) and what orientation you mount it (regular vs. the sandwhich method) may make a difference also.
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#20
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
I think putting one of these on my 8800GT/GTS's when i eventually get one will cause me a little 'clearance' problem

I have a Asus A8N-32 Deluxe which has that massive heatpipe running through it which may cause a little problem. also ontop of that I run a huge Thermaltake Typhoon which will also cause problems as I want to run the cooler with the fins on the top of the card not under....

but if the heatsink was 'hanging' off the card then I may have a problem if i were to attach a fan onto it whilst running in SLI.
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#21
trt740
I typed thermalright today the Regular Thermalright H03 revision A does fit a 8800 gt as does the Thermalright v2 vga cooler. The H03 only has 4 pipes as does the V2 but I bet it does well anyway but you have to put your own heatsinks on the PWM.
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#22
Ripper3
I'm thinking... with one of these, in a case with decent air flow, mounted wrapped around the graphics card, then you might just be able to run stock speeds with the 8800GT, passive.
Might just about be possible. I guess there's an easier way to find out though, than through speculation, but it needs someone with balls... especially when you consider you might kill your 8800GT, not just with mounting the HR-03 in the first place, but with the fact you might kill it by burning a hole through it (even though Nvidia drivers will warn you before it gets too hot)
Anyone brave enough, and getting the combo; 8800GT, HR-03GT, and case with good airflow, not to mention, balls?

trt740: I got the V2 mounted on my 8600GTS, good heatsink, and I've got a decent enough fan blowing on it, but it's hovering about 50*c when the card is OCed to the clocks I've got in sys specs, so it might require just a decent, rather than uber-powerful fan to cool the 8800GT.
I think one of the early reviews stuck a Zalman HSF on the 8800GT, and it ran much cooler than stock, which I guess backs up my speculation that the 8800GT might just about run passive with the HR-03, without much complaint.
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#23
trt740
no you won't and thats that trust me and be ready to wait 4 to 6 weeks for it to be made by Thermalright and then 4 more weeks to get to a retailer thats from Thermalright directly. I asked.
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#24
Mussels
Moderprator
my GTX lasts about 5 minutes passively before artifacting, my 120mm fan lost power once.

'good case airflow' wont help since its paralell to this cooler, and not blowing directly at it.


that said, i get awesome temps having a fan above AND below the heatsink (one in the normal position, above the card with the other fan zip tied to the GPU areas heatpipes) maybe 5C difference between load and idle, its mad :)
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#25
OnBoard
by: malware
The HR-03 GT measures 134.5(L) x 163(W) x 112(H) mm, weights 130 grams and is SLI compatible.
Source: Thermalright
Yes it says on the page that it weighs only 130g but that is BS! :D Even Zalman VF900 is more. If you look how much the other HRs weight:

HR-03: Weight:350g (heatsink only)
HR-03 rev A: Weight:350g (heatsink only)
HR-03 Plus: Weight:410g (heatsink only)
HR-03/R600: Weight:410g (heatsink only)

So it's 410g as it has those extra pipes and that is too much when you put a fan (100g) there also. yes it's great performance, but I don't want a bent card.
I'd get the Thermaltake DuOrb instead of this: http://www.ngohq.com/images/articles/duorb/duorb1.jpg
it's 324g only and has all the heatsinks you need as well.
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