There’s a Colourful GTX680 with a massive passive heatsink

I’m not quite sure what to make of this. On the one hand, its a GTX680 with the regular clocks and a full 3GB of DDR5 RAM. Colourful hopes to bring quiet performance to the high-end gamer with their iGame GTX680 Passive. Unfortunately none of you can buy an iGame yet because the unit is still in the prototype and marketability stage of the design process. But it does work and it will be available some time in the near future.

The iGame GTX680 uses two passive coolers with the second one being an optional extra for high overclocks and chassis that aren’t able to cool down the single sink as much. The one bolted to the card uses twenty heatpipes to draw heat away from the GPU and the RAM, with the customised board using a 8-phase VRM connected to two 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors.







The card ships standard with A single dual-link DVI port, one HDMI-out and one DisplayPort output. The second heatsink attaches to the main card using seven heatpipes and the pricing of the entire kit hasn’t been set. Those of you eyeing this card will rest assured that you don’t have to set up the second heatsink exactly as Colorful has shown here – you can remove the scres on the 7-pipe heat transfer bridge and put the second heatsink underneath the card, removing any issues with motherboard that have large heatsinks near the CPU.

Source: TechpowerUp!

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