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Do Graphics Cards need a Cooler like CPU? or does it not need one?

As the others said, graphics cards come with coolers preattached.

Here's a picture on how that works:

 

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From back to front:

Backplate - Not on every card, Cools vRAM and looks good.

PCB - Has all the electrical components on it, including the actual GPU

Reinforcement - Not on every card, reinforces the PCB when you have heavy coolers.

Heatsink - The metal structure that takes up the heat the vRAM, VRM and GPU produce

Fans - Move the heat from the heatsink away into the case. 

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No, graphics cards have coolers in the box.


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6 minutes ago, Dan Flame said:

read the title

i am afraid i don't really get the question

 

(high end) grafics cards do come with a cooler, so, no, you will not have to go buy one

there are some passivley cooled ones, but those are usually very low end


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As the others said, graphics cards come with coolers preattached.

Here's a picture on how that works:

 

diagram.png

 

From back to front:

Backplate - Not on every card, Cools vRAM and looks good.

PCB - Has all the electrical components on it, including the actual GPU

Reinforcement - Not on every card, reinforces the PCB when you have heavy coolers.

Heatsink - The metal structure that takes up the heat the vRAM, VRM and GPU produce

Fans - Move the heat from the heatsink away into the case. 


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9 minutes ago, 732 said:

No, graphics cards have coolers in the box.

hmm.. what do you mean by cooler in the box? they already have it pre-attached.


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1 minute ago, WikiForce said:

hmm.. what do you mean by cooler in the box? they already have it pre-attached.

I meant they come "with the GPU", as in pre-attached

 

bad wording on my part lol


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Sold the Louqe Ghost build for profit cause why not

Spoiler

 

Fred the Smoller PC:

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600

Cooler: Noctua NH-L9a
GPU: Gigabyte 5600XT  Windforce II

RAM: 16gb Ripjaws V 3600mhz C18
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix B450-I WiFi

Case: Dan Case A4 V4.1

 

 

Storage:

        SSD: 2tb Sabrent Rocket M.2 NVMe

 

 

 

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