Graphics cards and PCIe cards come with a limited set of cooling options. Some of the low TDP models are passive, before going up to active cooling on higher TDP models. Air cooling comes with one, two, or three fans, and even moves to triple-slot coolers. Beyond this is liquid cooling, either with a dedicated pump and reservoir per card, or a water block in a combined water cooling system. What if you want to deafen your neighbors with noise? Powercolor has a solution for you.

On display was a Xilinx high-end FPGA connected to an airflow chamber mechanism that is powered by two large 250+ CFM (cubic feet per minute) high static pressure fans that pushes the air through to a single PCIe slot gap with a small air cooler. Each fan directs the air to either side of the card. This solution minimizes the amount of heatsink on the PCIe card and instead replaces it with this air chamber and some loud deafening fans.

Truth be told, this is for a server installation. However it seems alarmingly bulky, especially as a goal of the single slot design might be for density, and that air chamber seems overly large. That card in this case is a 2x100 GbE design for a SmartNIC or machine learning, but could easily be a new GPU jacked up to a few hundred watts.

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  • prime2515103 - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - link

    I'll wait for the triple fan version.
  • TennesseeTony - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - link

    Lot's of click-bait-ish titles lately from Mr. Cutress....


    Spotted at Computex: The Worst Fake MacBook Air....uhm, no, that's a prop, why the heck you wasting our time reporting on a bad prop?

    Spotted at Computex: A Ryzen PC in a Threadripper RETAIL box.....uhm, no, that's a 3D printed case that is very SIMILAR to a RETAIL box.
  • Holliday75 - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - link

    Seems quite tongue in cheek to me. I think that is the point.
  • philehidiot - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - link

    I think it's this funny thing called humour. Sorry to hear they'd run out when you got to the front of the queue.
  • lazarpandar - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - link

    Not clickbait at all.. clickbait would be if you were tricked or misled.
  • FreckledTrout - Thursday, June 6, 2019 - link

    For some reason people here in the US just don't get sarcasm near as well as folks over seas.
  • invasmani - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - link

    This would be perfect in a ITX case.
  • Beaver M. - Thursday, June 6, 2019 - link

    Yes! To control your smart home. Right beside your bed.
  • golemB - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - link

    Exactly the opposite of the new Mac Pro's MPX modules! Instead of a quad-slot heatsink and quiet fans, just make a single slot with tiny heatsinks and HUGE fans!

    Can't wait to put 16 massive external fans on a 1U server with 8 HHHL slots...
  • TheWereCat - Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - link

    Honestly, this looks stupid even for servers...

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