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Old 11-05-03, 08:40 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Strange looking GPU Heatsink


Was doing some browsing at NewEgg. Looked at the Sapphire Atlantis 9600pro ultimate $188. What kind of Heatsink is on that thing? Is that what's called a heat-pipe? Anyone know anything about this card?

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Old 11-05-03, 08:43 PM   #2
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yes thats called a heatpipe. You think that strange? Take a look at the Giant II or Zalman ones, the are twice the size.
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Old 11-05-03, 08:51 PM   #3
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dont know much about the card but that definetly is a heatpipe

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Old 11-05-03, 08:51 PM Thread Starter   #4
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I'm in the market for a graphics update, is this a good card and cooling solution or are they selling snake oil?
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Old 11-05-03, 08:58 PM   #5
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you need cooling but as far as what type it doesnt matter

if your planing on cranking up the voltage i would say you would need to persue a larger stock heatsink or heatpipe than what is provided but if your just running it normal 99.999% of the time the stock heat sink/pipe/whatever is good enogh

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Old 11-05-03, 09:23 PM Thread Starter   #6
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Hope to buy a card with some good o/c potential, that's why the Sapphire Ultimate caught my eye. I may wait another few weeks till the 9600xt and FX5700ultra cards become available before I make my purchase. The reveiws I have read say that the two GPU's are pretty close in performance. Just have to wait till the retail cards hit the streets and see what people think of them.



Also just noticed, I don't see any RAM-sinks on that Sapphire. I figured that the newest cards out there would have cooling for the memory chips right from the factory?

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Wow those are pretty. Wonder is sapphire is gonna sell them sepperatly? They could make a lot of money(hint to sapphire).
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Old 11-05-03, 11:20 PM   #8
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Wow those are pretty. Wonder is sapphire is gonna sell them sepperatly? They could make a lot of money(hint to sapphire).
You can already buy them seperately. It's just a Zalman Heatpipe that Sapphire puts on.

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Old 11-06-03, 05:33 AM   #9
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I would go for the Giant II , its better than the zalman, proven on this board and some other people who did reviews on it.
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Old 11-06-03, 06:43 AM   #10
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Where can I buy the little one?
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Old 11-06-03, 10:38 AM   #11
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i don't think you can get the little one, only the big one.... unless you contact sapphire and plead them for one its worth a shot.
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Old 11-06-03, 11:04 AM   #12
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I would say from looking at it that they took a Zalman heatpipe and cut it down. Just look how the thing is mounted just like a Zalman and same gold heatpipe
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