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  • cervantesmx - Thursday, December 08, 2011 - link

    I have to say I did not see this coming. I'm glad to hear it though. Zalman has not yet let me down on CPU coolers and misc components I've purchased from them. Reply
  • ckryan - Thursday, December 08, 2011 - link

    Well, putting out mediocre SSDs was a starting point as well, and it's not really blossomed into anything. GPUs I could see -- good coolers would go a long way toward convincing me of their viability. Reply
  • Filiprino - Thursday, December 08, 2011 - link

    But, why they don't wait until AMD launches its 7000 HD series?

    As for Zalman products, I can't speak well about them. I bouht a PSU and it died nearly insantly. Its replacement only lasted 4 years. It was a ZM-600HP, not an el cheapo thing.

    That experience didn't give me a solid image of durable products.
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  • AbdullahG1997 - Thursday, December 08, 2011 - link

    I'd assume it's just to actually get a start in the GPU market. I don't see them selling the HD 6XXX series in large quantities, but the HD 7XXX series is a window of opportunity for them as they make their name in the market with the HD 6XXX series. Reply
  • StevoLincolnite - Thursday, December 08, 2011 - link

    Well they already make coolers for the video card market, the old Passive HIS Radeon 4650's used a VNF100 Zalman passive cooler for instance.
    I would like them to do some funky cooler designs though to differentiate themselves from all the other cards on the market to make themselves look more unique as a brand.

    I'm happy about this move, more competition is never a bad thing even if I will continue to stick with MSI.
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  • kyuu - Thursday, December 08, 2011 - link

    C'mon Zalman... give us some awesome cooler designs on some AMD boards. None of this pansy 'Me too!" stuff. Reply
  • totalapps - Friday, December 09, 2011 - link

    will be interesting to try this new type of graphic card Reply
  • piroroadkill - Friday, December 09, 2011 - link

    Zalman should be doing something special here, using their cooling brand to do something.. cooling.

    How about always being the first to market with the fastest passive cards?
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  • Kugar - Friday, December 09, 2011 - link

    I would like to see Zalman offer some silent passively cooled HTPC video cards. I'd buy that. Reply
  • Golgatha - Friday, December 09, 2011 - link

    is that I'm willing to put down a $50 premium on a card if it comes with better than stock cooling. Arctic Cooling coolers typically cost less than $50 and cool superbly well. Same with Zalman, except some of their coolers are just priced into the stratosphere. Give me a stock card that runs 70°C or less at load while making less noise than the reference cooler for a $50 premium and I'll buy your cards exclusively forsaking all others. Reply
  • vailr - Friday, December 09, 2011 - link

    MSI's Cyclone Radeon 6850 looks to me to have a quieter cooling solution:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...
    Price appears to be the same as the equivalent Zalman card.
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  • 8steve8 - Saturday, December 10, 2011 - link

    ive been ignoring pci-e graphics for a year now, waiting for 28nm Reply
  • Penti - Saturday, December 10, 2011 - link

    Who will manufacture Zalmans boards then, I guess Foxconn or other contract manufacturer who already do it for others. No passive boards lined up there either. Reply
  • hcforde - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - link

    They sell monitors and 3Ddrivers right? Reply

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