Computex 2011 Show Coverage - Part 3


PowerColor's Booth

PowerColor's Booth

PowerColor had a meeting room to showcase its products instead of an elaborate booth. Substance over style we say.

A custom Radeon HD 6870 X2 from PowerColor, with its dual fans and thick copper heatpipes. The vendor is probably the only manufacturer with such a model.

This completely passively cooled Radeon HD 6850 is huge and bulky and weighs more than you expect but it does run quiet. PowerColor told us they designed the square heatsink such that it can be transported with little damage.

A solid slab of heatsink covers the back of the card.

Another custom design by PowerColor is this single-slot Radeon HD 6850. There's a premium price associated with it, due to the higher cost of the necessary heatsink material.

A custom cooler solution, the new Vortex II comes with two adjustable fans, which users can raise in order to create greater ambient airflow. At least that's the theory. It's found on this Radeon HD 6950 currently and should lead to quieter and cooler operation.

This huge, custom Radeon HD 6970 X2 is another unique design from PowerColor. Notice the different cooler fan sizes? PowerColor claims that the differences help to drive the air towards the rear of the chassis, leading to improved airflow.