SilenX IXG-80HA2 ReviewRA1D - January 15, 2009
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In the world of cooling, bigger is better. And without a doubt, the IXG-80HA2 is a large cooler. There are no less than 26 aluminum fins that stretch across the entire length of the cooler, with five copper heatpipes distributing the high temps to the fins. The heatsink measures 228 mm long and 113 mm wide. In total, the fin surface area covers 2800 cm. But given its massive size, the IXG-80HA2 is relatively lightweight and only weighs 365 g.
The heatsink is only 33mm tall and takes up two slots once installed on a videocard. If you decide to use the fans for better performance, three slots will be occupied.
A look at the heatsink's base reveals the use of a Heatpipe Direct Touch (HDT) design. With some of the best CPU coolers sporting HDT technology, it should come as no surprise that it makes its way into GPU coolers. The five copper heatpipes are flattened and make up the base of the heatsink. They make direct contact with the GPU and carry the high temps to the aluminum fins.