Quiet. Has always been looking for quiet computer users. The noise of the fans cooling the computer components is troubling many users, and the hardware companies that identified the problem got on the wave and began offering passive cooling solutions.
Cooling the video card by a large passive body is nothing new. In the past we have seen such products from the ZALMAN, ThermalTake and more, and the Arctic-Cooling Silencer Series also manages to keep the noise level low. Another trend that is spreading is that of video cards that come from passive coolers straight from the company.
But are the old products also suitable for new cards? ThermalTake has announced a new solution called Schooner, which combines two large aluminum bodies on both sides of the card, many HeatPipe pipes and the new gimmick, a passive radiator outside the chassis !!! To allow it to go out of the chassis, we have to give up one PCI slot.
As written, the body is made of aluminum, it weighs 514g and is suitable for both AGP cards and new PCIe cards. The connection is via a universal fastener that is compatible with both ATI and NVIDIA cards.