August 7th, 2010
Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME 5970 VGA Cooler Review @ Xbit
What do you think, what does the today’s fastest graphics accelerator lack? Of course, it is an efficient and quiet cooling system. The Swiss Arctic Cooling Company solved this problem. Find out how from our new review.
Top-performance graphics cards have come to produce so much heat that developers of their reference cooling systems often fail to find an optimal compromise between cooling performance and noise. A very good example is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 card with its native cooler. The cooling system of the dual-processor ATI Radeon HD 5970 has the same problems, being only quiet in 2D applications but loud and not very effective in 3D ones. Moreover, it is designed in such a way that the air flow cools one GPU first and then, having heated up, moves to the other GPU, the difference between the temperatures of the two graphics cores amounting to 10° and more as the consequence. The problem of cooling is less urgent for an ordinary user who runs his graphics card at its default frequencies but this difference in temperatures may prevent an overclocker from accelerating his dual-processor HD 5970. The Switzerland-based Arctic Cooling has addressed the issue by releasing a new cooler called Accelero XTREME 5970. Let’s take a look at it.
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