Tom's Hardware Germany got its hands on a prototype of a AFOX HD 7850, the world's first single-slot board with this chip, which ended up being more than meets the eye. Is it an unannounced GPU, or something that was never meant to ever leave the lab?
After discussing the theory of PC cooling, in Part One, we now move on to technology and implementation, discussing case fans, CPU coolers, and thermal grease. We even wrap up with a recipe you can use if you fail to cool your PC properly.
Double-slot graphics cards seem to be the norm, much to the chagrin of enthusiasts trying to build systems with only a single slot of upgrade space. We hunted down three of the fastest cards able to slip into one slot and tested their gaming mettle.