The card, pictured above, utilises 54 aluminium fins, an all-copper base and four heatpipes to help keep it cool. The high-rise design, however, rules out users with low-profile HTPC chassis.Unfortunately the card isn't offiical yet, it is unknown if this board will be released.
Despite the size of the cooler, which will take up at least two slots, we're a little sceptic of its cooling ability. We'd recommend ample airflow if you intend to keep a passive Radeon HD 4850 from frying.
PowerColor working on passive Radeon HD 4850
Posted on Saturday, Aug 16 2008 @ 02:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Hexus reports PowerColor is working on a passively-cooled Radeon HD 4850 SCS3 graphics card. This Radeon HD 4850 will feature a cooler with a copper base, 54 aluminum fins and four heatpipes.