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XFX Hard Swap Quick Change Fan
Mon Nov 21, 2016 | 12:08P | PermaLink BY: Max Page
”After having a chance to play with these fans, I found that they are both silent and effective at cooling the XFX RX 480 8GB GTR video card. Using load sensing technology, the Hard Swap fans sit at a dead stop until a 3D load is applied. Even then, they are still quiet while keeping the card cool. Taking the fans out and reinstalling them either hot or when the system was shut down did not seem to change the operation of the card in any way. As a technology used to improve its brand, I think XFX hit the nail on the head with this one. Even if you want to stick with the basic black fans in the GTR or RS series cards from the factory, the technology is still pretty cool. Cleaning out the dust bunnies is much easier since you can dig out those stubborn ones hiding in the crevices without the risk of tearing up a fan blade. If you choose to go for a set of colored LED fans, XFX has you covered as long as you want red, white, or blue for your system build. The one improvement I would suggest is to sell the Hard Swap fans with RGB LEDs controlled with a lightweight application, much like several other manufacturers do at this time. This way you can really color match your card to your system.”
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