Asus Launches Silent Cooled 6600GT
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 26, 2005 - 09:34 PM | Ryan Shrout
Taipei, Taiwan; July 25, 2005 — ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), a leading provider of graphics solutions, today introduced SilentCool Technology, a fan-less, noiseless cooling solution for high-performance graphics cards. The all-new thermal innovation operates at 0db for silent operation and reduces GPU (graphics processing unit) by 40ËšC compared with competing cooling technologies.
'In the past, enhanced video capability also comes with louder noise. With ASUS SilentCool Technology, users can now enjoy high-performance graphics card applications without hearing the noisy cooling fan rotation,' said Kent Chien, Director of ASUS Graphics Business.
To provide a fan-less, noiseless thermal solution that also enables high-performance graphics performance, ASUS incorporated several unique innovations.Larger and efficient heat exchange area
SilentCool included the large heatsink design, which significantly increases heat exchange area for absorbing heat away from the GPU. The hidden heat pipe and stacked fins, both made of copper (a very effective heat conductor), then conduct heat away from the heatsink for fast heat dissipation. SilentCool is similar to technologies used in processor coolers, and reduces GPU temperature by 40ËšC compared with thermal solutions for competing graphics cards.
Unique mechanical designs
The stacked copper fins are positioned on a unique joint design, which enables the fins to rotate 90Ëš. Depending on the locations of critical components such as the CPU, mosfets or capacitors etc., users can rotate the fins away from these areas for optimal heat dissipation. An additional cooling module attached to the heatsink and extends to the exterior of the PC further lowers GPU temperature by another 6ËšC.