ASUS Launches Silent Thermal Solution for Videocards
ASUS today introduced SilentCool Technology, a fan-less, noiseless cooling
solution for high-performance graphics cards. The all-new thermal innovation
operates at 0db for silent operation and reduces GPU (graphics processing unit)
by 40°C compared with competing cooling technologies.
"In the past, enhanced video capability also comes with louder noise. With
ASUS SilentCool Technology, users can now enjoy high-performance graphics card
applications without hearing the noisy cooling fan rotation," said Kent Chien,
Director of ASUS Graphics Business.
To provide a fan-less, noiseless thermal solution that also enables
high-performance graphics performance, ASUS incorporated several unique
SilentCool included the large heatsink design, which significantly increases
heat exchange area for absorbing heat away from the GPU. The hidden heat pipe
and stacked fins, both made of copper (a very effective heat conductor), then
conduct heat away from the heatsink for fast heat dissipation. SilentCool is
similar to technologies used in processor coolers, and reduces GPU temperature
by 40°C compared with thermal solutions for competing graphics cards.
The stacked copper fins are positioned on a unique joint design, which
enables the fins to rotate 90°. Depending on the locations of critical
components such as the CPU, mosfets or capacitors etc., users can rotate the
fins away from these areas for optimal heat dissipation. An additional cooling
module attached to the heatsink and extends to the exterior of the PC further
lowers GPU temperature by another 6°C.
Currently, SilentCool is available on ASUS Extreme N6600GT Silencer graphics
card. More ASUS graphics solutions will implement this exclusive technology. For
more information on ASUS graphics cards, please visit the company homepage at www.asus.com.
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (TSE:2357), is a leading provider of 3C
total solutions. Its product portfolio includes notebooks, motherboards,
graphics cards, optical drives, information appliances, desktop PCs, servers,
wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices. With world-class
engineering and offices and subsidiaries located in all corners of the world,
ASUSTeK provides innovative solutions to consumers, businesses and OEM/ODM
customers. The company is the perennial leader of the motherboard and graphics
card industries and a top 10 player globally for notebooks, optical drives,
broadband modems and a wide range of other products.