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The cooler of Chaintech A-FX98 is designed in the same manner as the cooler, which we have just seen on the graphics card from ASUS: copper footing with glued or soldered thin copper plates. However, in this case there is nothing to hinder proper airflow to and from the cooler fans:

At the heatsink foot you can notice special printed spots, which serve as a contact surface between the heatsink and the cooled elements: the memory chips. For better thermal contact they are also covered with sticky heat conductive pads:

The graphics card from Chaintech is based on NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 chip (the chip seems to belong to one of the early supplies, because it is marked as NV35). It is equipped with 128MB of graphics DDR SDRAM memory from Hynix with 2.2ns access time:

  

The nominal working frequencies are pretty standard: 400MHz for the core and 850MHz (425MHz DDR) for the memory.

The TV-Out signal is formed by the GPU integrated unit. The decoding of the TV signal is performed by an external SAA7114 chip from Philips, while the DVI transmitter from Silicon Image is responsible for creation of the digital signal for the DVI-I Out.

  

Chaintech A-FX98 graphics card made a very good general impression due to the low level of noise and not very high working temperature. The voltage regulator coils of the Chaintech card also generated that rattling noise, however it was considerably quieter than by ASUS.

 
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