I want to see an increase in innovative water cooling set up that only takes one slot and not two paving the way for 7-8 slotted GPUs in a computer providing huge computing power for various researching platform as such "Folding at Home", WCG, BOINC and more.
I for one think the newer cards should strive for a cooler and quieter operation without sacrificing performance. Innovative new cooling technologies designed to perfection by the Manufacturing company.
If 3rd party vendors can create elaborately designed coolers to work with the cards, why can't the manufacturer?
It'd be cool for higher end and upper midrange cards to be available with a full cover waterblock from the factory.
I can't imagine that there's too huge of a difference in manufacturing costs between a waterblock and one of the more elaborate heatpipe coolers. The way it works now, you buy the card with the heatpipe cooler, disassemble it and chuck it in a box somewhere, and then buy a full cover WB for like $100 from a third party company . If Galaxy could integrate the waterblock and only raise the price by like $25 (what I'm assuming the actual cost difference is), I think it would be hugely popular (as long as there's still an air version available, as clearly this would only be relevant for more expensive enthusiast cards, and even then it's not for everyone)
I know Galaxy does some removable fans, it would be great if the shrouds came off too for easy dusting. Bonus points if it were easy to remove while still installed in the slot. Having to unscrew the fan shroud on my current video card to clean it is one of my least favorite activities.