Two Very "Colorful" Custom GeForce GTX 680 Cards at Computex 2012
Colorful is a not a name many would be familiar with because they are mostly based in China. And if we are honest, Colorful sounds a bit silly too, but never mind that, because they make some of the most outrageous and over-the-top graphics cards you will find. Two models that stood out for us was the GeForce GTX 680 Fan Kit and the iGame GeForce GTX 680 Silent.
The GeForce GTX 680 Fan Kit packs one of the most radical custom coolers we’ve seen on any graphics card, period. The card comes with additional heatsinks called air kits, and when combined, gives the cooler a grand total of 32 heat pipes! Needless to say, with so much metal on the PCB, the card felt like it weighed at least 4kg, maybe 5kg even. We weren’t told the exact clock speeds the card would be running at, but for anyone insane enough to pick up this card, we suppose they would be attempting some serious overclocking as well.
Another card that caught our eye was the iGame GeForce GTX 680 Silent. As its name suggests, the card doesn’t have a fan and relies completely on passive cooling. Needless to say and as you can clearly see, the card has an elaborate and simply gigantic heatsink. Combined, the card would easily occupy four expansion slots, and quite why anyone would opt for this card is beyond our comprehension, but still, it’s interesting to see and helpful to know that with a big enough heatsink, even a high-end graphics card can be passively cooled.