The chipset cooling for all of Gigabyte’s Z87 motherboards changed the design of their heatsinks. The new design is aesthetically much better and they look to be comparable in cooling performance over previous models as well. The power circuitry is cooled by two heatsinks next too and above the CPU socket. They are joined together by a heatpipe that helps spread the heat around for the most effective cooling. Their base color is black but they are trimmed out in red. Gigabyte also trimmed them out in silver by machining off the red in key areas like the Ultra Durable branding.
The chipset cooler is low profile to provide clearance for long video cards and it follows the same black, red, and silver color scheme that I saw on the rest of the cooling. Overall I really like the new design, its clean but still eye catching,