Date: May 7th, 2007
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Zerotherm
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
The GX810 has a distinctive look. The blower-style fan and shroud are clear plastic and set quite low to minimize height. The 120 copper fins are soldered to the heatpipe and a plastic shroud extends under the fan to help direct air flow across the cooling fins and surrounding components.
The signature green ramsinks have a unique design that provides lots of surface area for heat dissipation. The ‘sinks come with thermal tape pre-applied.
The red arrow indicates the wires leading to the thermistor that's secreted just under (or above, depending on how you look at it) the base. As mentioned in the spec sheet, this allows the fan to regulate its speed according to the temperature registered by the sensor (from 1200 to 3000 RPM.) The threaded holes for the mounting hardware give this cooler compatibility with many graphics cards on the market.
Only after removing the protective plastic sheet and cleaning off the adhesive residue can we fully appreciate the flawless finish of the contact area.
There are two sets of mounting hardware provided. On the left, the tool-free solution should be used in single card systems. The low-profile mounts on the right can be used when space above the card is at a premium; SLI systems for example. A screwdriver is needed for this option.