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Asetek's new GPU watercooler pictured

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Asetek which got quite famous with their phase change (aka 'vapor compression') coolers shows off their latest GPU cooler for water cooled setups at the CeBIT. As usual one of The Inquirers was a tad faster and so we got hold of the picture. Basically this cooler is aimed for the OEM market and there will be a G80 model (which got pictured) and a R600 one. Because of it's being partly air- (PCB and RAM) and partly water-cooled (GPU) it consumes a lot of room, the card together with the cooler will end up covering 2 slots.

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I was gonna ask if these were remarkably bigger than most water cooled gpu coolers on the market. The one I have from Koolance Exos is like 3"x3" if that. I Think its smaller.
 

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It is watercooled AND features an air fan?
How incredibly ingenious...


I thought the whole point of WC was to get rid of (active) air cooling on the components?
 
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It is watercooled AND features an air fan?
How incredibly ingenious...


I thought the whole point of WC was to get rid of (active) air cooling on the components?
that fans seems to be deticated cooling for the memory and the vrms, while the water is for the gpu...

most water cooling usually have an active components such as the fan for the radiator...and you can consider the pump to be active also.

i would say WC is more towards silence and better cooling...
 

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seems to be the new GPU cooling way ... removing the HSF to add just the wb made other components hotter .. so the fan is to keep the rest of the PCB cool as well
 

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that fans seems to be deticated cooling for the memory and the vrms, while the water is for the gpu...
True, however, it makes you wonder why the WC element does not cover those parts, too.

most water cooling usually have an active components such as the fan for the radiator...and you can consider the pump to be active also.
Of course, however, that is one central component versus a lot of smaller ones on each of your HW pieces.
That way you can design the fan to be bigger, and, as you said, more silent.
While the "GPU" fan can be slower-spinning now with only the memory to cool, it still looks a bit ridiculous to have both WC as well as AC on one card, IMO.

i would say WC is more towards silence and better cooling...
Definately agreed.

But this very solution does not look as if it was aiming for the optimum in both silent as well as effective cooling...
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True, however, it makes you wonder why the WC element does not cover those parts, too.
I guess in this case (G80 and R600) the GPU-cooler would simply heaten up the memory chips because of it's enormous head dissipation.
 
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What I find funny is that the GPU's have not had a cooler that covers all the PCB of the GPU, Cooling every IC on it and also making it more durable to damage (It should look like an external hard drive with some protrusions)