inno3D iChill GTX980 Review
We could talk about the box, but with that cooler sitting there we know that you'll be as interested in the finer points of the design work as we are in the X-Factor. Just look at it. Triple fans and some stunning artistic touches really grab your attention.
As well as the main three fans on the cooler there is a 50mm one on the side. We haven't seen a fan here in years. Indeed it's been so long we can't recall which card last had one. Maybe a 8800GTX. Continuing the theme of rigidity there is a well ventilated backplate which assists in stability as well as providing some passive ventilation.
The cooler is a multi-part affair with brackets and sandwiches everywhere you look. This not only ensures that the whole card is kept stable but also assists in helping eliminate vibrations. That little switch adjusts the lighting from either on to pulsing to off. Thank the lord. We've been begging for this for ages.
There are two SLI fingers so you can run the full-on Quad SLI configuration if you wish to do so. The side fan is connected to yet another of the many layers that make up this particular cooler and helps keep the VRMs cool for maximum overclocking potential.