Aerodynamic design is a huge part of any racing sport, from motorsport to cycling. But what about in the race to get the quickest refreshing frame rates? Asus is exploring that avenue with its new Formula Series graphics cards, based off of the ATI Radeon HD4890 and HD4770 graphics chips.
Apparently the design isn’t just all for show either, as Asus claims that the F1 car looking design actually serves to offer 7 percent better airflow (we presume that means better than without the shaped shell). The cooler itself has been given a “Micro Surface Treatment Technology” that supposed to improve heat dissipation by 14 percent. The cooling fan itself is also dust proof, which Asus claims to extend the card’s lifespan by 25 percent.
UMMMM Dust proof? How much what they are smoking for a 1/4.
Really it must be awsome.
But and there alway is a butt. At What cost? I generaly get a new video card every 18 months and some do every few months. No way are people going to drop over 500 dollars on video cards. The nature of gaming and computer in general is that it changes to often.
Here is a case where Moores law says it not worth the R&D
But there are cases where the heatsink goes above. Dell made some I believe? But still, those weren't transparent cases.
What a lost of research time. The dev team must have been really bored.