This is the active cooler that has to cope with those 250W
One of the things that stood out for us when we went over the specs of the GeForce GTX Titan was the high thermal design power of 250W.That's a lot of heat for just one cooler to handle, especially since we all know that reference solutions aren't always the best.
So we went through the official presentation looking for data on the cooler, and this is what we've found.
NVIDIA has managed to keep things simple, with only one fan, but it has implemented advanced fan control with both voltage and RPM adjustments (rotations per minute).
It has also used a very large vapor chamber for the GPU, VRM and memory chips, plus an extended fin stack, for larger cooling area.
We're pretty sure we'll see a bunch of waterblocks and active coolers made specifically for GeForce GTX Titan soon, but it looks like NVIDIA's design can handle things just fine, as long as people don't try to overclock it too much.