That looks like a pretty nicely thought out cooler.(fins along the axis of the card, low profile tubes easy for multiple cards)
The reference cooler is fine but at anything over 50% fan speed it can be a bit loud.
The heat tubes dont look like they are pinched closed like the awful Sapphire coolers were.
Too bad this didnt come out sooner
Originally Posted by Animalpak
exagerated that card dont need 2 fan.
technically you are right, the original card with 1 fan OCs a LOT and while it dosent run as cool as I like it is 1000X cooler than the 4870(which radiates off a bunch of heat).
However its nice to see coolers begin to improve over the standard reference ones. The Sapphire Vapor X is also a better cooler(it would be nice to see a comparison of the 3 cards, Ref, Vapor X and MSI coolers)
And there are a few of us that dont mind paying a bit more as long as we get more for our dollar..