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Thermalright Unveils VRM-R5 Heatsink for Radeon HD 5800 Series Graphics Cards

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  1. btarunr

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    A couple of months after releasing the VRM-R3 and VRM-R4 VRM heatsinks for the ATI Radeon HD 5800 series graphics cards, Thermalright is back with yet another HD 5800 series VRM heatsink, the VRM-R5. The new heatsink offers passive or fan-assisted cooling dedicated the the graphics card's VRM chips - major heat-producing components next to the GPU and memory chips. Cooler VRM chips could mean better electrical stability, affecting overclocking headroom.

    The VRM-R5 makes the main block portion of the heatsink elaborate, with complex, branched metal ridges. From here two 6 mm aluminum heat pipes conduct heat to a block of aluminum fins. The fins are punched to improve heat dissipation. An 80 mm fan can be attached to this block for active cooling. The heatsink measures 118 x 117 x 122 mm, and weighs 140 g. The heatsink is compatible with some VGA coolers by Thermalright, notably Spitfire. It will reach stores next week at a price of 23 EUR.

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    Source: TechConnect Magazine
     
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    Extremely late news is late, this has been on their website for two weeks now.
     
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    "now coming to a case near you... oh wait, it wont fit. nevermind"
     
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    where does this thing even connect to the gpu? it such a odd gpu shape
     
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    It doesn't it goes on the Mosfets .

    The fin array bends round the card and stands vertically so if you have a side-panel fan it will be cooled by that.


    Shame these things are so expensive though, wish thermalright made a budget version it would still be better then the shite stuff that comes with GPU coolers.
     
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    Too bad it only cools the line of VRMs towards the back of the video card on a 5870... and leaves nothing to cool the single VRM near the top front of the card.

    Not to mention taking up way too much space.
     
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    Was looking at my laptop GPU cooler earlier and was wondering why no one has bothered using a similar design to them for better then standard heatsink cooler at a very low price.

    Single heatpipe with copper base bent in a way that actually places it at the end of the GPU ( far enough away so you can still plug in your power-cables on rear facing power connections )

    Since most cases have front intake these days it would work great.

    It would also cost about 5 pounds vs the 25 of thermal-rights coolers.
     
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    I have one on my 4890.

    It may take room but it does cool those hot vrm's.
     
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    Hot Vrm's are Hot.
     

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