News 15 Year Old Passive Cooler Keeps Intel Arc A380 Silent

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Indeed. There have been a few solutions over the years that use the case itself as a giant heatsink. I've always loved that idea, but of course the issue is getting the heat from the parts to the case.
Linus tech tips did a mod on a macbook air, where they removed an insulating foam and replaced it with a thermally conductive pad that "connected" the passive heat sink in the Air to the aluminum case.

Picked up a huge performance boost as the cpu stopped throttling under load, and it doubled as a lap warmer.

Big problem in using the case is not having it get too hot to touch and turning into a burn hazard, so some dispersal of the heat before it gets to the case surface is needed.
 
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I'm looking forward to the arc mobile products landing in some mini pcs along with 12th and 13th gen cpu's. Nice little discrete solution to run a couple of 4k monitors and do some light gaming, with great media encode/decode.

Either a 370m or 550m.
 
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I have new unused Accelero S1 and even it's Turbo silent fans that clip on it. Anyone with compatible card willing to pay shipping? ;D
 

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