Gigabyte VPower

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Conclusion

Unfortunately, while my initial impresisons of the VPower were good, I was sadly let down when it came to testing. Not only that, but it was a bit of a pig to install. This is unfortunate, as the design of the heatpipes and core seemed effective, it’s the fins and air management that needs work.

Bottom line, for £30 there really is no reason to buy this over the many aftermarket coolers out there that fit the limited number of GPUs that the VPower does. However, if you do decide to buy it, make sure it’s for a low end card as although it fits the higher end x19XX series GPUs, it’s just not capable of handling that kind of heat.

Pros Cons
Looks good Lengthy installation process
Included fan controller Poor overall cooling ability
  Noisey at full speed

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Thanks go to Gigabyte for providing us with this cooler.

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Last modified: February 15, 2011

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