The criticisms that the ATC700 received are very possibly justified, since its installation system was not easy and its measures prevented the installation in many chassis. Aesthetics was not his forte either, so GIGABYTE had to work on these points to launch a successor up to the task.
This AORUS ATC800 seems to be, since not only all the criticizable or controversial points of the previous model have been corrected, but they have been improved in many ways. Starting with its measurements, which now make it more compact, but above all less high (139 x 107 x 163 mm).
It does not get to be a low dissipator as such, as it narrowly exceeds 16 cm, but is a step ahead of GIGABYTE compared to its predecessor, especially without including a cover that covers much of the dissipator, encouraging the use of the air flow of your fans.
With this height it will have some incompatibilities with the smaller chassis, but in most of the current ones it should enter without problems, at least in a more or less fair way.
The dissipation system has been completely renewed, since we will not have the three heat pipes of its predecessor, but with 6 heat pipes of 6 mm each in direct contact with the IHS, so cold plate has not been included.
The structure and body of this AORUS ATC800 will remain aluminum, and as we can see, we have also worked in this area, since it seems that, in view of the photographs, the number of fins is greater and shape is even more flat and homogeneous, data that the previous model did not meet.
Its new fans are undoubtedly another great attraction, not only for being ARGB, but for including up to two of them as standard in this new heatsink, where its features have been renewed. They will be PWM and will have a range of rotation between 600 to 2000 RPM, which will push from 14.05 to 51.7 CFM of air flow, all with only 31 dBA of loudness.
Another aspect renewed and improved has been the support for RAM, since now we will have a height of 37.4 mm for the modules, giving a total GAP of 43 mm, that is, we can install DDR4 of that height as maximum.
Its features are completed with a maximum dissipation capacity of up to 200 watts, where you can deal with the vast majority of CPUs in the market. Its compatibility with the sockets is not very clear, because although it is secured for modern Intel anchors, in AMD only AM4 is guaranteed, so we must understand that TR4 is exempt.
GIGABYTE AORUS ATC800
Its launch will occur this month or early May in the United States, date that will be delayed for the rest of the world. The company has not specified prices.