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nVidia is getting serious...

Post by NeilBlanchard » Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:05 pm


Wow, the new nVidia 790i chipset has some serious heatsinks:

(click on images for link to The Tech Report's review)
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Post by AuraAllan » Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:07 pm

Looks like a high-tech fort. :lol:

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Post by Jipa » Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:20 pm

Wouldn't like trying to press the pins of a large cooler with those around :roll:

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Post by Willy Higinbotham » Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:21 pm

Kinda reminds me of "Metropolis" movie poster....

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Post by thejamppa » Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:39 pm

Which just proves those things are (expected to be) like Sauna heaters... *sighs*

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Post by yukon » Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:12 pm

Thanks for the photos. I've been sticking to Intel's chipsets, but I used nVidia's on AMD platforms.

That ring of heatsinks is just awful. I'd bet it interferes with large CPU coolers, and GPU coolers that wrap around the back of the videocard. We need a standard for placement of the motherboard heatsinks, or at least a height maximum.

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Post by alfhenrik » Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:55 pm

It seems that it doesn't interfere with larger sized heatsinks...at least not the Ninja...according to The Techreport
We were even able to squeeze a massive Ninja CPU heatsink onto the socket without interfering with the chipset cooler.
And BTW this will most likely be my next upgrade, together with another 8800GT...

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Post by Das_Saunamies » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:17 am

So power-hungry and lacking in gigabit throughput but supports SLI and Nvidia trickery. I'll stick with Intel and reasonable 'sinks, thanks!

It's nice of them to mention the 9800 GX2, which in my mind has rendered SLI unnecessary for anyone but the craziest of the performance enthusiasts.

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