Colorful Shows Off Massive Passively Cooled NVIDIA GTX 680

July 2, 2012 - 06:53 PM |
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Chinese graphics card manufacturer Colorful recently showed off a massive NVIDIA GTX 680 GPU. Massive may even be an understatement, as this card uses not one, but two heatsinks – and more heatpipes that Josh can shake a GPU at – to passively cool the fastest single GPU graphics card that NVIDIA has.

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While there is no word on pricing, availability, or clock speeds, the iGAME NVIDIA GTX 680 is a silent GPU that is going to need a seriously large case. One heatsink attaches as you would expect, right over the GPU, GDDR5 memory, and VRMs. It uses 140 aluminum fins and seven heatpipes traveling the length of the PCB to distribute heat.

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From there, six copper heatpipes transfer heat to a second heatsink with another 140 fins and seven heatpipes(!). This second heatsink appears to float over the top of the card, supported by the six heatpipes. The heatsink and PCB are black, with a blue piece covering the two heatsinks that features the iGame and NVIDIA GTX 680 logos. The back of the card features a single DVI port, a DisplayPort, and a full-size HDMI port.

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For the PC gamer that values silent performance with the least compromises possible, this card is looking like the perfect solution – assuming it comes to market, of course. If you are interested in seeing more photos of this passively cooled GTX 680 graphics card, check out the EXPReview story.

Source: EXPReview
July 2, 2012 | 11:58 PM - Posted by Arb (not verified)

Just looking at that off hand um not sure there is any case that could hold it, just him mine to use top slot for it like your suposed to my cpu cooler is in the way as sure even a stock intel one would be as well

July 3, 2012 | 12:13 AM - Posted by Arb (not verified)

love to see a review of this thing, would be interesting to see what temp's it hits in avg users case after say a good 3-4 hour session of say BF3 at max settings

July 3, 2012 | 11:06 AM - Posted by Ss3trnks2

I second this, I would like to see a review of this card. It would also be nice to see what kind of airflow is required of the case fans to keep enough air moving to keep the card at acceptable temps.

July 3, 2012 | 11:30 AM - Posted by Freshie

Yeah a review on this would be nice.

July 3, 2012 | 03:58 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

I'm honestly not sure if its going to be SOLD but we'll put in a request for more information and a review sample!

July 4, 2012 | 04:57 PM - Posted by Arb (not verified)

that cards size is way to over sized for any practical use even HTPC its stupidly large. i've never heard of this company so its probably limited to china.

July 5, 2012 | 02:05 AM - Posted by Ss3trnks2

I agree, the chances of this thing ever being sold as a consumer product is slim since it probably needs a kick stand just to stop the card from killing the PCI slot... But I still think it would be interesting to see how it performs and what kind of temps such a thing brings.

July 14, 2012 | 03:39 AM - Posted by Wrong Way Round (not verified)

They have the 2nd passive heatsink on the wrong side, it can and should be moved to the other side so that it takes up the same space as an SLI setup.

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