From NVIDIA’s (and our) point of view, computer graphics has made tremendous strides in performance over the last 20 years. To realize this, of course, a combination of expertise in architectural development, thermal, mechanical, electrical and of course product design is required, especially since the eye is known to be involved.
In this latest video, NVIDIA takes a first look at some of the advances made over the years in graphics card design to help you get the most out of your cards while keeping them cool and quiet. This includes:
- Thermal: An airflow-optimized cooling solution redesigned to overcome existing limitations and move more air through the system to achieve maximum cooling efficiency.
- Mechanical: A stronger mechanical structure, including a new low-profile leaf spring that leaves room for a rear cover.
- Electrical: A compact electrical design with a new 12-pin power connector that provides more space for components and cooling and is compatible with an included adapter with 8-pin connectors in existing power supplies.
- Product design: An uncompromising, coherent design that incorporates the revolutionary thermal solution while harmonizing every element of the graphics card.
In the video, NVIDIA shows some of the people involved in the process, who describe in detail the art and science behind today’s graphics card design, not without also taking a look at the possibilities of the future. The best thing to do is just to look for yourself: