MSI Touts "Dust Removal Technology" In New Graphics Card



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Great idea!  We'll blow the dust back into the case . . .  and have the dust get sucked right back up into the video card!  MARKETING!  BRILLIANT!


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This is actually a pretty cool idea, assuming it works. Someone should write some software to do this on all GPU's. Fan speeds are already controlled by the user, you wouldn't think reversing the fan and upping the speed would be that hard for CCC to handle.


As far as dust being blown back into your PC, I don't think it would happen. Every time you start your computer, this sequence runs. I doubt enough dust would accumulate in the first place to make any difference one way or the other, unless your one of those people who leave their PC on 24/7.



What about people like me that only restart their system once in a blue moon or in case of power failure?  Point being I do turn it off every three months to clean it out but still..  And like many have mentioned for those of us w/ the dust filters and little dust to start w/ wouldn't just make everything dusty inside?



@Marthian- 60c would actually be a descent load temp for some of todays GPU's.  Many will sit around 80-90c when under load.  Where do you think all the several hundred watts they use goes?  Up in heat.



I've had an Antec P180 for 3 and half years now, and I can say that dust filters in front of your intake fans will be a far more effective solution than something that just's going to blow dust into a case and onto your other components.

Speaking of dust, when will Maximum PC rate cases based on how well dust build-up can be limited?  I mean, a simple chamber with free falling particles to simulate dust intake couldn't be that hard, right?



Excuse me, but even if it does really keep dust out of the GPU heatsink, wouldn't all it be doing is transplanting most of the dust onto and into all of your other components anyway?
Anyway while I love MSI products it seems like more of a novelty than anything to me.


I Jedi

While I can definitely see where it is that you're coming from, I think we should be a bit more realistic. With a graphics card, if dust gets inside the card, you have to either physically remove the covering shell on the graphics card to get to the dust, or have some pretty good compressed air in a can. I would rather my graphics card blow dust all over my motherboard, where I can reach my motherboard more easily, than have dust sit inside my graphics card gaining heat.



I suppose I'm just a bit skeptical of how well this would work in a real world situation. While I agree that I'd rather have the dust somewhere that isn't a heatsink as well, if you have filtered intakes chances are what dust is in your pc is the kind of fine particle that probably won't be moved by a fan reversal. Overall I think I just prefer to open up my PC once a month and use canned air on everything dusty.



I'm going to assume 60 degrees fahrenheit, not celsius. That would be outragous if otherwise (my gpu gets kind of dusty, after blowing on it, it went down from 86c to 80c at full load, doing folding@home.)

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