GIGABYTE UNITED INC., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is yet again changing the face of silent graphics card solutions with the release of the breakthrough Silent-Pipe series third generation—Silent-Pipe 3™. Combining three GIGABYTE proprietary thermal designs: Silent-Pipe II™ recommended by Tom’s Hardware and awarded by AnandTech, Silent-Pipe™ known by gamers worldwide for its unmatched silent operation and Screen-Cooling™ for entry-level cards. Silent-Pipe 3™ delivers the very latest in passive cooling technologies.
Based on extensive lab testing and previous graphics card development, the GIGABYTE VGA engineering group has designed a revolutionary new VGA card cooling technology which utilizes natural convection inside the chassis to disperse heat. Similar to the principle of turbulence in fluid dynamics, Silent-Pipe 3™ introduces an all-new concept of VGA card cooling ─Inner Turbulence Fluid Mechanics Design. Utilizing a series of layered long and short fins with trapezoid punches, Silent-Pipe 3™ transforms laminar (smooth) air flow into turbulent (rough) air flow inside the heat sink, increasing the heat exchange ratio and enhancing overall thermal performance.