MACS MA-8200 TEC Peltier VGA cooling -
The Cooler Itself
Okay enough of the technical gibberish. Let's have a look at the product. Below you can see the bundle. The cooler we tested comes under the name M-Sorceress ... yeah I'll leave out the jokes ;)
You'll find the cooler itself to be large. It's basically a Peltier unit with heat pipe construction to remove the heat. The heat is guided to cooling ribbons where no less than two fans blow over these ribbons. Obviously the cooler comes with all materials needed inclusive are a screwdriver, mounts screws, retention bracket and thermal paste. On the note of thermal paste .. if you have some lying around from Arctic silver or something then please use that as the supplied thermal paste is cheap rubbish which i';ll now refer to as "goop".
|Specifications MACS Sorceress MA-8200 TEC VGA Cooler|
|TEC Type||30 x 30 mm / 5V DC|
|Total Power Range||3W-18W|
|Heat Pipe Material||Copper bass with nickel coating|
|Quantity of Heat Pipe||4 pieces|
|Quantity of Fin||Fin 49 pieces for A Module, 49 pieces for B Module, Total 98 pieces|
|Heat Sink Dimensions||78 x 108 x 37 mm (DxWxH)|
|Fan Dimensions||80 x 80 x 10 mm (DxWxH)|
|Fan Voltage Rating||12V DC|
|Fan Speed & Noise Level||Low-1800 rpm / 17 dB(A) / Mid-2500 rpm / 20 dB(A) / High-3000 rpm / 24 dB(A)|
|Cooler Weight||268 g|
|Thermal Resistance||0.3 (°C/W) base on nVIDA 7900GTX|
|Control System||Automatic control module|
|TEC Temperature Response Time||<1 second|
|TEC Sensor||temperature sensor on cooling assembly|
|Power Input||12V DC/1A, 5V/3A|
|Controller Dimensions||218 x 108 x 43 mm (DxWxH)|
|Total Weight||360 g|
|Supported VGA Card List|
|nVIDIA||Geforce 8800/7900/7800/7600/6800 Series (except 7800GTS )|
Features & Benefits
The world's first GPU cooling module combining TEC
(thermoelectric chip) with Heatpipe.
Management Unit design for best temperature control.
Excellent thermal resistance provides extreme performance.
Including China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, USA.
Fail-safe Alarm System
Precaution in the unlikely situation of GPU cooler malfunctioning.
What we'll do today is simple .. we'll strip down an expensive high-end GeForce 7900 GTX 512MB, smack a peltier cooler on it and then see how well it functions. The product comes from MACS and is the MA-8200 TEC VGA cooler.