Wednesday, September 15th 2010

Thermalright Readies Shaman 140 mm VGA Cooler

Air-cooling specialist Thermalright is readying a VGA cooler that makes use of a 140 mm fan, and uses no less than eight 6 mm thick heat pipes to convey heat to a large aluminum fin array. The Shaman from Thermalright uses a large rectangular base from which eight heat pipes twist their way to the heatsink. Shaman supports nearly all high-end GPUs in the market, including GeForce GTX 480, GTX 470, GTX 465, GTX 460, Radeon HD 5800 series, Radeon HD 5700, and upcoming Radeon HD 6800 series as well as HD 6700 series. Bundled with this is a TY-140 fan, which spins between 900~1300 rpm, with a noise output of 21 dBA.

A video preview of the Thermalright Shaman follows.




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33 Comments on Thermalright Readies Shaman 140 mm VGA Cooler

#1
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
shaman? i wonder if it casts leet spells on my pc?
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pantherx12
sLowEnd said:
Looks kinda crude for a Thermalright product.

I hope the retail product will have more polish to it, so to speak.
TT's handmade prototypes always look like this .
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#3
[H]@RD5TUFF
Sweet baby Buhda! I am soo getting this!
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bear jesus
After thinking about this for a while i am getting very curious about its passive cooling ability for mid range cards as many of them have a 2 heatpipe heatsink with a fan so would 4 times the heat pipes make up for no fan? (would not expect the same temps though)
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pantherx12
bear jesus said:
After thinking about this for a while i am getting very curious about its passive cooling ability for mid range cards as many of them have a 2 heatpipe heatsink with a fan so would 4 times the heat pipes make up for no fan? (would not expect the same temps though)
It will be plenty for mid range cards, sidepanel fan should offer plenty of airflow.

It's the ram/mosfets that you need to be concerned about no the GPU with this thing though XD
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bear jesus
pantherx12 said:
It will be plenty for mid range cards, sidepanel fan should offer plenty of airflow.

It's the ram/mosfets that you need to be concerned about no the GPU with this thing though XD
True but after spending a while with some zalman ram sinks on my 4870's vrm's i decided to chop up my original cover plate to use just the back and drill some holes/indents to give more surface area and screwed it back on with thermal paste and am very happy with the results so i would happly slightly mod something for myself.

But i'm sure there will be some included sinks for the ram and vrm's as it would be crazy to sell a heatsink like this without cooling for other components.
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pantherx12
Thermal-right make separate mosfet coolers, they still want to be selling you those.

So they will come with cooling, just not brilliant cooling.
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bear jesus
pantherx12 said:
Thermal-right make separate mosfet coolers, they still want to be selling you those.

So they will come with cooling, just not brilliant cooling.
Damn it, you reminded me of the thermalright vrm coolers, it would truly suck to have to buy one of those as well as im sure this thing is not going to come cheep.

But as i said i'm happy to make something myself so not a problem for me :D
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