Cooler design and the Importance of Mass
In this segment Dennis talks about his annual trip to Computex in Taipei with one of the highlights being a visit to the EVGA office and meeting with Kingpin. One of the topics discussed during that visit was GPU container design and how important mass and surface area are when it comes to Liquid Nitrogen cooling.
Currently there are two schools of thought when it comes to container design. One school teaches you that "mass is king" since it will hold temperatures better, is more forgiving and will react slower during the course of a benchmark. The second school teaches that more surface area and less mass are most important as that combo it will give you greater control over the temperatures and allow you to dial in exactly how you want the system to run. There are benefits and drawbacks to both and yet no definitive answer as to which one is better. Related Links:EVGA Taiwan Office Visit 2012Kingpin Tek-9 SlimRyba Wide Slim Pot
Later in the segment Darren asks the question, "How does this translate to the heatsinks and watercoolers we can buy in the retail space?" Simply put the technology is the same the only difference is we are trading LN2 for ambient air temperature and have to deal with heatpipes and plastic hoses. Related Links:Coolermaster TPC-812 ReviewThermalright Venomous X ReviewCoolermaster Hyper 212 Evo ReviewThermaltake Water 2.0 ReviewWhat is Microsoft Doing with Windows 8 and the Surface?
Later this year Microsoft will be releasing Windows 8 and has been spending considerable effort to sell the industry on the importance of the touch interface. So much in fact that they have created their own line of Slate and Tablet devices and have decided that you can buy Windows 8 for less money than you would spend on a set of Ginsu knives.
Are they setting themselves up for failure? Will this ploy work on a population that is afraid of change?? Related Links:Windows 8 For $40 buxWindows Surface tablets Episode 19 featured music:
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