Gainward shows off the GeForce GTX 780 Phantom, which features the Phantom cooling solution that pulls air into the aluminium fin stack, rather than pushing the air through it.
Cleaning up the discrete fans is now easier than ever, by simply turning out thumb-screws that hold each fan in place, and sliding them out. The cooler uses a slightly thicker aluminum fin-stack, arranged along the height of the card, to which heat is conveyed by five 8 mm-thick heat pipes. A base-plate draws heat from the memory, while a proper ridged metal heatsink draws it from the VRM. Speaking of which, the card uses an 8-phase VRM, with solid-chokes and DrMOS (driver-MOSETs, combine up/down FETs and driver IC into a single package). The card draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors.