AWD-IT Latest News - Announced at Computex: The Corsair Hydro Series HG10
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A very interesting announcement from Corsair yesterday - the below taken from Corsair Blog post by Dustin Sklavos, on June 09, 2014 09:10 AM
Announced at Computex: The Corsair Hydro Series HG10
introducing the Corsair Hydro Series HG10. The HG10 is a bracket designed for high-end reference graphics cards to allow you to mount a Hydro Series CPU liquid cooler to the GPU, substantially improving both cooling and acoustic performance.
What makes the bracket unique is that in addition to allowing you to use liquid cooling on the GPU itself, it also cools the card’s memory and power circuitry. By using the stock radial blower that came with your graphics card’s cooler (or an aftermarket one sold separately), the heat from the card’s PCB is absorbed into the aluminum bracket and dissipated.
With the reference cooler, AMD's graphics card runs until it hits 94C-95C and then throttles the GPU clock substantially. The fan is running at 48%, and it's loud.
Switch over to the R9 290X equipped with an HG10 and Hydro Series H75, and the GPU is running at a borderline frosty (at least for a graphics card) 50C. The stock fan runs at a paltry 23%.