Future high end graphics cards may require new water cooling designs. That's the opinion of Scott Herkelman, co-founder and executive vice president of marketing in Lake Forest, Ill., based BFG, an American graphics cards manufacturer. Herkelman believes that it may be necessary for new water cooling designs to be utilised with new graphics cards in order to get to the performance level the chip is able to deliver. While he does not believe that mainstream cards will require a cooling method other than a fan, he said that high-end cards may well all require such cooling in future.

"The most promising approach to cool a graphics card is water cooling. There are other forms of cooling concepts we cannot talk about yet, but all of them are part of a non-air cooling approach."