Whatever happened to Leadtek?

Secretweapon

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Just wondering what happened to them in the NA market. I remember them having unique PCB/Cooling solutions back in the day. Now I only see them in Asia markets. I wish I kept that giant 6800ultra cooler.
 

RPGWiZaRD

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Yea I owned a Leadtek card back in the days too. :) Believe it was a 6800 GT with that copper base with dark brownish plastic shroud. Great cards at the time.
 
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Yea I owned a Leadtek card back in the days too. :) Believe it was a 6800 GT with that copper base with dark brownish plastic shroud. Great cards at the time.
one of these? :D
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that 2-slot copper heatsink was soooo badass for the time. I bought one (from Geeks.com I think!) for my dual Xeon rig but sadly it arrived with defective VRAM, my first DOA graphics card :arghh: IIRC I ended up exchanging it for a single-slot jobbie because I was determined to stuff as many expansion cards into that poor system as I could.
 

Secretweapon

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Oh man the memories. That was the beginning of GPUs breaking the MB concerns. Especially when moving the tower.
 

lopoetve

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Oh man the memories. That was the beginning of GPUs breaking the MB concerns. Especially when moving the tower.
Giant Zalman copper HSFs. I warped an early Socket 754 board that way. While it was running - fried the day before homework was due.
 
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one of these? :D
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that 2-slot copper heatsink was soooo badass for the time. I bought one (from Geeks.com I think!) for my dual Xeon rig but sadly it arrived with defective VRAM, my first DOA graphics card :arghh: IIRC I ended up exchanging it for a single-slot jobbie because I was determined to stuff as many expansion cards into that poor system as I could.
I had one of those, I also had some odd abit cards with dual slot cooler before that was a thing. Also a sparkle passive 8800gt you could fry eggs on
 

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That's gold. I'm surprised they didn't fry anything.

Not possible. The case is upside down there so that's the GPU side. That side was covered with a massive heatsink that passed to the massive fins on the other side. There's no way for that foil to make contact with anything. Gainward had an even more absurd one. It ran at like 100c without case fans but would not die. I miss some of the "lesser" brand GPU makers because that's where the off the wall shit always came from.
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