Arctic Accelero Xtreme 2900 VGA cooler review -
So the VGA cooler we'll be testing the Accelero Xtreme 2900 mounted onto a Radeon 2900 XT. A lot of people bought this card when it was released and just like me had to deal with the tremendous noise levels and heat. Anyway, let's have a look at the product, the installation and then the stress-test & sound check afterwards.
Right then, packaging. You'll immediately notice the big size of the cooler with it's 3 fans, it's a Goliath, man ..
In the box you'll find the cooler with it's 3 fans, backplate, screws, thermal pads, voltage regulator heatsink and a manual.
Also included, a aluminum backplate cushioned with small rubber pads.
Here we see the cooling unit a bit better, it weighs roughly half a kilogram. The three 80mm fans rotate up-to 2000 RPM depending on voltage regulation.
- 3 x 80mm PWM Fans
- 5 Heatpipes Penetrate 107 Fins
- Optimized Air Flow
- Patented Fan Holder Eliminates the Humming Noise
- Low Noise Impellor
- Integrated Memory Cooling
- Voltage Regulators Cooling
- Pre-applied MX-2
At default they'll be very quiet, more on that in our tests though.
We review the Arctic Accelero Hybrid 7970 Liquid Cooling System. A great performing Hybrid cooling solution.
Arctic Accelero Xtreme 2900 VGA cooler review
The Accelero Xtreme features with 5 heatpipes, 107 fins and 3 power managed fans. The design has been improved for optimized air flow design obviously to cool effectively, which according to Arctic is up to 240 Watt heat dissipation; that's quite a lot. They claim to can dramatically bring down the heat from GPU at least 20ºC lower than the stock cooler. Well .. let's slap a Radeon 2900 XT on it and see how well it does the job then.