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MSI has implemented a far more efficient cooling mechanism via their Aeronautical Cooling Technology. A.C.T. for short, is actually a term coined by MSI, but the actual technology is based on the Heatlane Technology by TS Heatronics. Unlike heatpipe, Heatlane allows transfer of heat in any direction. An ideal application of it is where there isn’t sufficient room to mount large heatsinks to radiate heat at the point of the heat source is. By using Heatlane Technology, the heat-absorbing portion can be vastly separated from the heat-radiating portion. How is this possible?
Unlike traditional heat transfer material such as solid aluminum, Heatlane Technology uses a highly pressurized liquid gas as the heat transfer material such as Butane or HFC-134a. MSI’s product documentation points to the use of HFC-134a, whilst the online MSI news release states it to be Butane. Whichever is used within the Heatlane (which accepts either of them), you can be assured that both are good cooling agents. In fact, HFC-134a is a standard industry refrigerant used in an air-conditioning and refrigeration. The use of a good cooling agent and the presence of nucleate boiling – the continued cycle of heated bubbles that expand and push along with the liquid gas and release their heat at the cooler end of the Heatlane plate – gives the Heatlane the capability of transferring heat up to 70 times speedier than solid aluminum. The Heatlane plate itself can be made from aluminum, copper or other metals, but since there is no internal structure like wicks in a heat pipe, the heat transfer area and capability is very much increased.
probbaly a matter of time before this tech makes its way into cpu heatsinks and higher end video cards