Summary: Given the fact that the current generation of flagship graphics cards from both ATI and Nvidia have now reached a 650MHz core clock frequency, it is quite obvious why products such as the Thermalright HR-03 exist. Could you imagine a VGA cooler like this existing in the days of the GeForce 2 or even 3, it would be a complete joke.
Conclusion: It is no secret that the aftermarket cooling sector is the largest of all the computer hardware accessory sectors. This industry is packed with competitors that every year fiercely compete in a number of different segments from processor to memory cooling solutions and plenty in-between.
Pros: Clearly a better performer than an already substantial stock cooler, Passive performance was good but an almost silent 92mm fan took that performance from good to great, Rather large compatibility list spanning a number of GPU generations, The cooler is dead sexy and will add bling to any case, especially when paired with other Thermalright coolers
Cons: RAM heatsink adhesive on the larger heatsinks left a sense of un-easiness, Mounting in the back-side orientation is a little bit difficult and care needs to be taken not to damage the core, The size of the cooler really is substantial and will limit expansion slot use, Every setup is different and some might cause as many issues as we saw here today but mounting the HR-03 Rev.A will be limited in a lot of setups
Conclusion: El Thermalright HR-03 se agrega a la selecta lista de productos que no pueden ser desconocidos por el usuario entusiasta. Su performance, como nos tiene acostumbrados Thermalright, resulta impresionante ya que no se puede decir menos que eso al obtener mejoras de hasta 33°C respecto del Cooler Stock.
Pros: Excelente rendimiento, Facilidad de Instalación, Amplia lista de compatibilidad, Precio totalmente razonable