Arctic Accelero Hybrid 7970 Liquid Cooling System review
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 09/26/2012 11:29 AM [ 17 comment(s) ]
We review the Accelero Hybrid 7970 Liquid Cooling System from Arctic. This cooling solution for the Radeon HD 7970 offers both liquid-cooling for the GPU as well as silent active cooling for the VRM zone of the graphics card. If we can believe the numbers then the solution should offer great cooling performance versus excellent noise levels. That's right up our alley alright.
Recently one of the more interesting product released in their VGA cooler lineup is the all new Accelero XTREME 4780X2 cooler. It is a massive eight heatpipe based cooler that might be as big as a whale, yet is virtually silent and has extraordinary cooling performance. If you are gutsy enough to strip down the X2 and mount a this cooler, then you can achieve temperatures that are roughly 30 degrees C lower than I've just mentioned, right out of the box.
Inno3D released a GeForce GTX 260 iChill edition with AC Accelero GTX cooler. he card is the SP216 version, an updated 55nm GPU based GeForce GTX 260. The 216SP versions, obviously referring to the 216 shader processors that are active and crunching data for you in that GPU, which is 24 shader processors more than the regular GTX 260.
The card has a 620Mz for the core clock frequency and 2,100MHz on the memory. Despite the mammoth looks and size of this cooling solution, we are just so impressed.
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.