Zotac GTX580 Review
Up Close Cont
Under the shroud the GF110 is revealed in all its glory. A serious amount of holes around the GPU socket make sure the heatsink base is kept in very firm contact at all times.
Speaking of the heatsink it's actually a lot like any other heatsink you've seen from underneath, although there is a lot more ventilation around the fan than we normally see.
This is where the real change lies though. We're still amazed at the tiny fan offset in reference coolers, especially as this is the first thing to go in a third-party design.
Did Sir ask for a large chunk of copper? It's clear nVidia are serious about fixing the heat woes of the GTX480, because this is a monster heatsink in anyones book. A massive lump of copper and aluminium that should help clear all the heat quickly.
Finally a little silicon pornography in the shape of the GF110 chip itself. Slightly smaller than the original GF100 Fermi core, but it's still got a shed-load of transistors packed into its 40nm frame.