Palit Microsystems' 1050 Ti KalmX Keeps GPUs Cool without Fans or Liquid

By: Joey Haar - Feb 7, 2017
References: palit & theverge
Palit Microsystems' 1050 Ti KalmX is the perfect piece of computing hardware for serious computer buffs who have a sensitive ear for whirs, clicks, buzzes, and all the other sounds in the symphony of computer fans. That's because the KalmX keeps GPUs cool without any moving parts whatsoever — neither fans nor liquid running through it.

The hardware achieves such impressively low temperatures through the use of a technique called passive cooling. The casing uses nickel-plated fins to dissipate heat from the GPU inside, effectively making use of the conductive properties of nickel and the naturally insulating effect of air to keep the mechanisms inside from overheating.

Palit Microsystems' hardware is designed to carry the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, which is a mid-level processor from the tech company.