Wednesday, July 8th 2009

Thermalright Prepares T-Rad 2 GTX VGA Cooler

Thermalright is getting ready to release new and improved version of T-Rad 2, under the name T-Rad 2 GTX. The overall cooler dimensions are L228 x W140 x H25 mm and its weight is just over 360 gram, there are six nickel-plated heatpipes and a cooling surface that gives the option to install two 92 mm fans or a big 120 mm fan. The T-Rad 2 GTX is compatible with NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS (G92), 8800 GT, 9800 GTX, GTS 250, GTX 280, and AMD Radeon HD 2600, HD 2900, HD 3870, HD 4850, HD 4890 cards, where the older version was compatible only with NVIDIA 9800/8800 series and ATI HD3850/3870/4850/4870 cards. With the cooler Thermalright supplies the Chill Factor thermal compound. Optional accessories which include TR-FDB fans and a dual heatpipe cooling for ATI Radeon HD4870/4890 VRM area are also available from Thermalright. The cooler's pricing is not yet confirmed, but it might be priced at around 40 Euro.

Source: Thermalright
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13 Comments on Thermalright Prepares T-Rad 2 GTX VGA Cooler

#1
gumpty
No support for the GTX 285. :banghead:
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alexp999
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by: gumpty
No support for the GTX 285. :banghead:
There are no coolers that properly support the GTX 285 unless you buy Thermalrights GTX 285 VRM kit. Artic Cooling tells you to leave all ram chips and vrm areas without sinks :rolleyes:

Thanks to the Accelero mini review thread on here, i was able to source/adapt my own vrm and ram sinks.
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#3
OnBoard
by: gumpty
No support for the GTX 285. :banghead:
If cooler fits one GTX it fits all. You'll just need own heatsinks for what's not covered by supplied sinks. Might have a problem with GTX 275 if it's too low, as it has some high caps in the end of PCB. edit: lol, alexp999 was faster :)
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#4
Weer
I miss the days when coolers actually cooled the highest end cards.
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#5
h3llb3nd4
looks pretty capable...need benches done.
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#6
PP Mguire
Imo if you can afford these types of cards then you should make the move to water to effectively cool your cards.
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alexp999
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by: PP Mguire
Imo if you can afford these types of cards then you should make the move to water to effectively cool your cards.
Sorry? This must be at least a third of the price of watercooling. :rolleyes:
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#8
erocker
What is wrong with the stock cooler on a GTX 285? Nothing. This cooler would be better suited for a card with a sub-standard stock cooler. The GTX 285 doesn't fit in there.
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alexp999
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by: erocker
What is wrong with the stock cooler on a GTX 285? Nothing. This cooler would be better suited for a card with a sub-standard stock cooler. The GTX 285 doesn't fit in there.
Whats wrong with the stock cooler?

Its noisy and hotter than I would like for starters
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PP Mguire
by: alexp999
Sorry? This must be at least a third of the price of watercooling. :rolleyes:
Idk i bought a water setup for my cpu for about 100 bucks and it cools it just fine. All you have to do is find one with a water block or buy one. You totaly missed the point though. If you can afford one or two of these cards in the first place then and ontop of that after market cooling then you can afford a water setup thats at least cheap. Just because you have water dosent mean you HAVE to put your cpu under water. Its looking like my next water setup will be just for the graphics.

And i find nothing hot or noisy about the gtx280 coolers if your in an air conditioned environment.
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alexp999
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by: PP Mguire

And i find nothing hot or noisy about the gtx280 coolers if your in an air conditioned environment.
Not all of us are that fortunate :(
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#12
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
If it fits the 4890, surely it will fit the 4870.
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#13
PP Mguire
by: alexp999
Not all of us are that fortunate :(
Well i live in a tent with no ac and have no problems with either of my 280s :toast:
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