Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 2GB Vapor-X, overkill cooling

by Rafael Hernandez on September 13, 2009 · 0 comments

SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X HD 4890 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E OCHigh end graphics cards usually come with a stock cooler design that is capable of handling the sort of heat the monsters put out, unfortunately they only do enough to maintain GPUs at a safe operating temperature.

Hardware Canucks has a look at the Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 2GB Vapor-X video card. It sports an insanely beefy cooling system that should keep things a bit quiet and running cooler:

Sapphire’s HD 4890 2GB Vapor-X has a unique design with a partial-length heatsink covering the area directly above the core and making its way towards the backplate. Meanwhile, the rear portion of the card has a separate heatsink which is used to cool off the hot running VRMs. Its blue PCB makes the whole affair look faintly Gigabyte-esque while the length sticks to the reference 9.5”.

Beefy and svelte, interesting combination they have going on there.

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