Thermaltake Collaborates with AMD on Micro Refrigeration Cooling System for Graphics Cards

Enthusiasts can now cool their computers utilizing miniaturized versions of technologies used in refrigerators and air conditioners; graphics card cooling solutions soon to follow

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Thermaltake today announced an initiative with AMD to redesign the revolutionary Xpressar micro refrigeration cooling system for use with ATI Radeon™ HD 4000 series graphics cards. First introduced in a specialized case designed to achieve CPU temperatures much lower than standard liquid cooling systems, the Xpressar technology will be modified for use as a graphics cooling solution. When commercially available, the Xpressar graphics solution could reduce graphics processor temperatures by as much as 20°C when compared to common liquid cooling products.


The Thermaltake Xpressar micro refrigeration cooling system utilizes a miniature version of the compressor cooling module commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners. To streamline installation, the graphics cooling module will utilize a compact design, occupying only the drive bay area in the computer.

“The Thermaltake micro refrigeration cooling system makes sense both from a technology standpoint and from a need to continually introduce advances in computer cooling,” said Dr. Gamal Refai-Ahmed, AMD Fellow and lead thermal architect, Graphics Products Group, AMD. “By moving beyond the limits of air cooling, we potentially open up a whole new level of performance for graphics technology.”

“This kind of phase change cooling may not be headline news, but a DC inverter type compressor that comes in such a compact size will be a new experience for the overclocking community,” said Kenny Lin, CEO of Thermaltake. “With an Intelligent IC controller to solve condensation problems, we expect many enthusiasts to take advantage of our Xpressar micro refrigeration cooling system when building cutting-edge systems.”

Overwhelming interest in the first Thermaltake Xpressar cooling solution indicates micro refrigeration cooling technology is already gaining traction around the world. The Xpressar graphics solution is one of many specialized micro refrigeration cooling products Thermaltake hopes to introduce to deliver optimum cooling solutions to a worldwide audience of PC enthusiasts.