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Thread: New Asus Graphics Card Has GPU on Opposite Side

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    [news=http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/2867/asusreversecool2lq.gif]Asus has unveiled a new GeForce 6600 DDR2 graphics card with a twist. Typically, graphics cards have their processors on the topside of the card, and when fitted in a standard computer case have their GPU cooling solutions facing downward. We all know that heat rises, so naturally this is not optimal for cooling the GPU, as some heat is allowed to return.

    To counter this, the Asus Extreme N6600TOP Silent graphics card has the GPU installed on the backside and fitted with a heat pipe. Asus is calling this new cooling method ReverseCool, and boasts that it allows for temperatures up to 30 degrees cooler while remaining completely silent, which could prove very attractive for gamers craving a near silent computing environment.

    The N6600TOP comes clocked at 400MHz on the core. Its 256MB DDR2 memory is clocked at 800MHz, putting performance in between the standard GeForce 6600 and 6600 GT. Rear connectors include DVI, D-sub, and TV-Out. Given the overclocking ability of the GeForce 6600 DDR2, I'm very anxious to see the first reviews of this card appear.

    Although the card is listed in Asus's website, pricing and availability details were not available.

    Source: http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/video/d...102220053.html[/news]

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    Finally. I was wondering when someone was doing to do that.

    Great post Rossco!


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    Ya i thought i remembered a thread about this idea years ago in hardware world so I had to post it.


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    Interesting.
    Naturally, that layout would be completely useless in my cases, as the past three have all featured "pseudo-BTX" (i.e., reversed motherboard) configs which does the same thing with a regular card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker
    Interesting.
    Naturally, that layout would be completely useless in my cases, as the past three have all featured "pseudo-BTX" (i.e., reversed motherboard) configs which does the same thing with a regular card.
    Got any pics of that?
    I haven't seen it.

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    Ah I see now.
    So case manufacturers just need to start making their cases that way and no one will have any probs.

    But from the looks of it wouldn't CPU heat rise to the graphics card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco
    Ah I see now.
    So case manufacturers just need to start making their cases that way and no one will have any probs.

    But from the looks of it wouldn't CPU heat rise to the graphics card?
    Not when it is water-cooled. Which clocker can no doubt afford from the royalties he receives from Asus.

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    There isn't.
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