Cooler Master introduced a frame for installing standard computer fans on any video cards

Cooler Master has introduced the Project VGA Cooler concept, which involves replacing the standard graphics accelerator fans, but at the same time retaining the original radiator. Project VGA is a frame for two 120mm Mobius fans that can be mounted on top of a graphics card heatsink. Such an upgrade can improve cooling, reduce noise, or simply give the video card a different look.

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Cooler Master develops two designs: white and metallic. A version with RGB lighting will also be ready by the time it hits the market.. The company claims that the Project VGA Cooler design will be quieter and more efficient than standard graphics card coolers.. For now, this information cannot be verified, since even the fan rotation speed is not known.

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Cooler Master did not provide information about the method of connecting fans and design options for specific graphics accelerators. Most likely Project VGA Cooler will use an external power supply and fan control system. It is possible that some cards will have to be completely disassembled to install new fans.

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The idea of replacing the casing with fans on video cards has previously been repeatedly considered by several companies, but has not received commercial implementation. It is possible that such a large player as Cooler Master will become a pioneer in this direction.

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It should be noted that this is not the first attempt by Cooler Master to cool powerful GPUs with two fans.. Last year, a concept of a huge cooler was shown, supposedly based on the RTX 4090 graphics card from PNY, but it was never released to the market.

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The VGA Cooler project will receive a different name before launch. Cooler Master is currently planning to release its device in time for Computex in June 2024, priced around $40 (likely for the fanless case only).