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    News - ZALMAN releases premium AMD Radeon HD 5800-series cooler

    VF3000A ships with dual 92mm fans and five-heatpipe cooling.
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    Re: News - ZALMAN releases premium AMD Radeon HD 5800-series cooler

    the question is: is it better than the Prolimatech MK13 or Thermalright Spitfire?

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    Re: News - ZALMAN releases premium AMD Radeon HD 5800-series cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by HW_90 View Post
    the question is: is it better than the Prolimatech MK13 or Thermalright Spitfire?
    ...or the other cards with enhanced cooling solutions such as the Vapor-X or the Powercolour PCS editions?

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    Re: News - ZALMAN releases premium AMD Radeon HD 5800-series cooler

    There was a period of time around 5 years ago when Zalman practically meant quiet effective cooling, however they seem to have lost this crown quite a while ago.
    I'd personally quite like to see if they can still bring something effective to the scene.
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    Re: News - ZALMAN releases premium AMD Radeon HD 5800-series cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by GheeTsar View Post
    ...or the other cards with enhanced cooling solutions such as the Vapor-X or the Powercolour PCS editions?
    except both of those use non-ref PCB's

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    Re: News - ZALMAN releases premium AMD Radeon HD 5800-series cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by HW_90 View Post
    except both of those use non-ref PCB's
    Yup - I'm (vaguely) interested to know if it is better to buy a standard 5870 and an aftermarket cooler such as this Zalman one or a prebuilt non-ref PCB/cooling system 5870 in terms of cost, noise and thermal performance.

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    Re: News - ZALMAN releases premium AMD Radeon HD 5800-series cooler

    These aftermarket cooling options have one flaw - I want the air going OUT my case, not circulating IN.

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    Re: News - ZALMAN releases premium AMD Radeon HD 5800-series cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by borandi View Post
    These aftermarket cooling options have one flaw - I want the air going OUT my case, not circulating IN.
    except doing this involves fitting the cooling to just one type of card and PCB, and causes a problem in itself that more hot air will be circulating in the case due to use of multiple fans

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    Re: News - ZALMAN releases premium AMD Radeon HD 5800-series cooler

    My MSI Radeon HD 5850 has zero problems with noise and runs quite cool. A major plus is that the stock cooler exhausts most of the hot air outside of the case.

    This Zalman heatsink doesn't seem to do that at all. Complete failure.

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    Re: News - ZALMAN releases premium AMD Radeon HD 5800-series cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by HW_90 View Post
    except doing this involves fitting the cooling to just one type of card and PCB, and causes a problem in itself that more hot air will be circulating in the case due to use of multiple fans
    Don't understand either of your points there.

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    Re: News - ZALMAN releases premium AMD Radeon HD 5800-series cooler

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Don't understand either of your points there.
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