Inno3D, the sub-vender of high-end GPUs has teased a new iChiLL air cooler, which is no doubt going to perform better than the stock cooler incorporated on NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070. The company showed off a new cooling solution for GTX 1080, so let us see how it fares against the stock cooler.
Inno3D iChiLL Air Cooler On A GeForce GTX 1080 Looks Absolutely Dope – Two LED Strips Present On The Cooler Complements The Looks Significantly
The new iChiLL cooler features 3 large 92mm super silent fans and users to can also opt to use a 4th fan that features a 50mm size. According to the company, the A.P.C.S. design will effectively improve the amount of heat dissipated from the GPU, and the integrated heat-pipes and 123 aluminum cooling fins will provide additional cooling performance. According to Ken Wong, Product Manager at Inno3D, the executive states the following on how the firm has excelled in producing products that sport effective custom coolers:
“Heat production has been the major drawback for high end graphics cards and we have found ways to further optimize and improve our overall top solution under our iChiLL label and built to bring out the best of NVIDIA’s consumer products. And the beauty of it is that the new release of our iChiLL products does not increase cost nor will it increase our MSRP for the end customer.”
The iChiLL cooler is not going to remain limited to a single model. There are going to be a total of two models; the X3 model (featuring 3 fans), which is incorporated with Scythe fan blades for silent operation and possess the ability to pull in more air for better cooling performance. Apart from this, Inno3D will also be rolling out the X4 model (featuring 4 fans). This model will sport 15 turbine blades for even better extra cooling performance operation.
One of the things that will definitely raise the bar in terms of aesthetics are the LED strips. According to VideoCardz, LED illuminated cards are slowly becoming a standard and there are ways that manufacturers could actually improve the functionality of these strips to more than just providing your rig with an appealing factor. For example, a more effective way for these LED strips to look completely ‘eye-capturing’ and effective while gaming is by changing the color depending on the temperature of the GPU (green lights would mean that the temperature is in the safe zone, yellow for slightly hot and red for considerably hot).
Coming to the custom GTX 1080 that was teased by the company, the GPU will be soldered onto a custom PCB with power connectors (8+6 pin connectors for more overclocking headroom). Do you think that the custom iChiLL cooler from Inno3D will strike true in terms of looks and cooling performance? Let us know your thoughts right away.