Gigabyte announced Silent-Pipe II technology that generates natural airflow to provide cooling without the use of a heat sink or fan.
This is achieved through a new design that draws cool air in through a new front-flow thermal module to remove heat from the heat sink on the VGA card. The technology is claimed to offer extremely quiet operation, making it a good choice for home theatre and media center enthusiasts.
The Silent-Pipe II features a Proprietary front-flow thermal module; a Dual-slot heat pipe solution to utilize a convection slot at the back of the chassis to increase thermal dissipation.
The technology uses the temperature difference between the inside and outside of chassis to create natural system convection. In addition, it uses a high-precision die forming technology to increase the thermal conductivity of the material that makes up the heat sink.
The Silent-Pipe II technology is also designed for compatibility with dual card configurations (SLI).
The Silent-Pipe II technology will be available on a range of GIGABYTE VGA cards that include the GV-NX66T128D-SP with GDDR3 memory and the GV-NX66T256DE with DDR2 memory. For more information visit http://tw.giga-byte.com