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Gigabyte Reveals Its WindForce 450 W Cooling System

The latest from Gigabyte's "New Idea" Tech Tour is the WindForce 450 W cooler, which was demonstrated on an Nvidia GTX Titan and GTX 680 at an event held in Berlin, Germany. As the name suggests, it is advertised as having a gargantuan TDP of 450 W.

The WindForce 450 W is a triple slot graphics card cooler which features a dual aluminum fin stack design, three 10 mm copper heat pipes and is ventilated by three 80 mm cooling fans. When fitted to GTX 680, this cooler was able to operate 2°C cooler and 28.3 dB quieter than a "traditional" cooler while running an unspecified FurMark benchmark. On a GTX Titan, Gigabyte states that it "works to provide higher GPU Boost frequencies or helps sustain set frequency offsets better."

Gigabyte did not reveal when or if the WindForce 450 W cooler would appear on a retail graphics card.

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  • SchizoFrog
    Does 'Traditional' mean 'Reference' then as I see nothing else to make this stand out, especially only with a '2 benefit.
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  • SchizoFrog
    Does 'Traditional' mean 'Reference' then as I see nothing else to make this stand out, especially only with a '2 benefit.
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  • samwelaye
    10658700 said:
    Does 'Traditional' mean 'Reference' then as I see nothing else to make this stand out, especially only with a '2 benefit.

    Only a 2 degree benefit... but its 28db quieter. thats HUGE
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  • TheBigTroll
    im pretty sure they are comparing their own windforce 3x cooler in terms of temps. the dba rating is more likely for their cooler vs reference
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  • bgunner
    Humm quiet gaming may soon be here for non-liquid cooled cards.
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  • SlitWeaver
    Eh...I don't like having more hot air in my case...cool idea though! :D
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  • nforce4max
    Still has the same recirculation problem as the older designs, basically it loops some of the hot air over and over again raising the temps. Not the best cooler for a closed case and hot climates.
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  • JOSHSKORN
    I would like to see a test build with dual/Tri SLI GTX 680s with this cooler. I'm mainly concerned with the PSU required.
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  • mouse24
    3x80mm? I guess its no problem as long as they don't ramp up much. If they do, expect to go deaf. (Only partly joking)
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  • TheBigTroll
    these coolers werent mean for anything above 2way. otherwise the fans will choke
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