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Galaxy VGA Fan Card Design Unveiled

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, May 21, 2009.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Graphics card major and NVIDIA partner Galaxy has come up with a new graphics card cooler design it calls "fan-card". The cooler may feature in some of the high-end graphics accelerators the company is working on. The cooler's design revolves around mounting three powerful fans onto a graphics card without straining its PCB (preventing gradual bending) caused due to the fans' weight and vibration, while also providing greater control.

    The card's main heatsink remains fixed on to its PCB, while this card is installed right under it (or over, depending on which way the motherboard is oriented in a case (BTX-style)). The fan card holds three 80 mm LED-lit fans that push greater volumes of air than dual-slot cooling solutions with three fans the company has designed cards with do. The fan-card has openings behind the card that directs its air-flow onto the graphics card's exposed heatsink. The fan-card draws its power from a 4-pin Molex input, and also has a speed controller knob available to the user from the back of the case.

    In related news, Galaxy published a picture of its upcoming single-PCB GeForce GTX 295 dual-GPU accelerator, while confirming a few specifications. The card is 267 mm (10.5 inches) long, and features two G200b GPUs with 240 shader processors each. A total of 1792 MB of GDDR3 memory is available. The board TDP is rated at 289W, and carries the reference NVIDIA clock speeds of 576/1242/2016 MHz (core/shader/memory).

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    Source: VR-Zone
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  2. 1Kurgan1

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    Looks nice,looksl ike it goes in a PCI-E 1X slot.
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    Any details on the size of the heat pipes? Also that aluminum heatsink looks a little tinny(slightly cheap looking)
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    I wish they would design a fan that draws power from the slot. It's a pain in the ass for me to use molex anymore since the only thing that really uses it is fans and there's almost no reason to even have molex power connectors anymore aside from fans.
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    title isn't showing up on front page for me. weird.
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    They mean single-PCB, right? A single slot would be RIDICULOUS for folding. You could stuff 7 of them into one of those crazy endless PCI-E boards and fold with 14 GPUs.
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    Oh man that 295 is sexy.

    I'd like to announce I'm taking donations to pay for one.....
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    its remind me the old voodoo cards fans, i dont know why, hehe
  10. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    it looks like someone took the CM gemini II and shoved it onto a GPU
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    PCI E 1X??? wtf?

    oh, i just see it, its just a example:p
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    looks like it fits into what ever is below the pci-e your cards in, just as support to for power.
    Ahh thats also a PCB frame that the fans are mounted to, so its just a thin out line of the size of a GPUs PCB with the insided cut out so they bow into the heatsync.
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    hey , this is look like my sapphire 4870 1G :D
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    It's a dual-slot design as you can see from the photo above...I don't think it is possible for doing single slot cooler for GTX 2xx....nevermind 295 has two GPUs....
    WarEagleAU says thanks.
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    the fan card do not draw power from the pci-e slot, it just help to fix the card's position.
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    I agree. It dosn't seem that difficult a task.
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    fancontrol over pci-e that would be neat!
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    kind of odd yet cool at the same time. Like to see a review of this and welcome Galaxy Representative.

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