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SPARKLE Proudly Announced Diamonds Sputtering Technology for Video Cards

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. qwerty_lesh

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    Why is such technology being developed, surely there are better cooling solutions around, like that Bliss Ice PSU thingo, that seperates cold and warm air essentially like an aircon just slightly less efficient, I haven't seen somthing like this implemented into GFX and CPU HSF's its probably about time that someone does, mini-aircon HSF's FTW.
     
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    6% drop or not, this is a 9500GT. NINETY FIVE HUNNERD GT.

    those things dont run that bloody hot in the first place, i've seen passive ones run cooler than that.
     
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    did the 5-6 degrees in GPU temp make all this, got a good gpu cooler and the title about 15-20 temp decrease
     
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    This is as bad as Snake Milk or Crystals....
    They state that current heatsinks made of aluminium and copper carry heat "electrically", wheras this stuff carries heat via phonons.
    Heat IS phonons!! There is no such thing as electrical heat tranfer, thats complete bullsh!t. This just has better thermal conductivity than copper or aluminium, which has nothing to do with electrical heat transfer, only phonons.

    And how DID they get a 9500 GT up to 88C?? Put it in a room with ambient temps are 60C??
     
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    dont forget to look at the pic they provided, you can clearly see a fan. 80C + with a FAN
     
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    Or, you could just open a window. I got all excited when I saw that the computer industry was using diamond in heatsinks, but I grew ever more dissapointed when I read "sputtering", and "which plate a Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) membrane on the surface of video cards cooling fins". So basically they're pissing all over the video card and the fins of some heatsink with some kind of synthetic diamond-LIKE substance.

    1. Why "plate a Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) membrane on the surface of video cards"? Wouldn't showering a video card in fake diamond-carbon crap be bad for it? When I apply thermal paste to my video cards I only apply it to the GPU (and memory if nescessary), I don't dump the whole tube all over the circuit board. If this is supposed to be a material that helps in thermal trasfer, why waste it on parts that are never going to be touched by the heatsink anyway?

    2. Why waste it on the fins? Again I don't put thermal paste anywhere on my heatsink, except maybe the base if you perfer to put it on the base of the heatsink instead of the component being cooled, do you? Ah yes lets dump this thermal paste all over my shiny new Tuniq Tower (if I had one... I wish) :rolleyes:

    3. "it can protect the radiator metal from scratching". What? I would RATHER have my "radoator metal" scratched up all to hell and back. That would increace surface area. The only thing I DON'T want scratched is the base of the heatsick, becase that would DECREACE the total surface area with direct contact with the component being cooled.
     
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