The GTX200 heatsink is designed to cool surface mount components (memory, voltage mosfets, I/O chip) on nVidia's reference series GeForce® GTX260 and GTX280 graphics cards. It is a perfect companion to our MCW60 VGA water-block and allows the highest possible stable overclocks of these high-end graphic cards while keeping them cool and silent.
The performance advantage of the MCW60 GPU cooler over full-coverage water-block solutions is well known among enthusiast users: vastly improved thermal conductivity thanks to Swiftech's Diamond Pin Matrix, and less heat dumped into the liquid cooling loop coming from memory, I/O and power mosfets since they remain air cooled. So when coupled with the GTX200 heatsink, the pair provides a complete solution that is more economical than the average full-coverage water-block by an average of 40%, while offering superior performance where it really counts: at the GPU level!
Installation is quick and simple, and makes use of the stock back-plate.