Galaxy GeForce GTX 470 GC SLI features fan flippage

by Rafael Hernandez on May 10, 2010 · 0 comments

The latest generation of graphics cards tend to pump out quite a bit of heat despite the massive two slot coolers they possess which makes the first boards to show up with alternative cooling that much more interesting.

The Galaxy GeForce GTX 470 GC sports a nifty cooler that allows you to flip the fan for easy cleaning access which is handy after many months of usage. HardOCP has a look at the card in an SLI configuration:

The most unique feature about this video card is the detachable flip flan. The fan has two tabs that you depress, and the entire fan assembly rotates upwards, almost flat. The idea is that you will be able to flip this fan up and clean the fan blades after prolonged use. This will allow the video card to run at peak cooling efficiency. It is essentially a method of easy access to the fan so that you can clean it when it gets dusty. It is a rather simple idea and pretty weird that no one has thought about doing something so simple as this yet! It really is a simple thing, yet it may save a lot of people a lot of frustration and help make this video card last longer in your system. You can see the heatsink once the fan is flipped up and it does indeed use copper heatpipe all the way down to the core.

Considering the sort of pain it is to disassemble a GPU cooler just to clean it out might just elevate this model above all others.

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