The low-cost and rather simple-to-implement Heatpipe Direct Touch technology has long established itself in the world of CPU coolers. It even seems to evolve at a higher rate than coolers with the classic design of the base. On the other hand, it is yet very rare among graphics card coolers. We can only recall the Xigmatek Battle-Axe VD964 which had a number of design flaws such as a big distance between the heat pipes in its base. This situation is changing now, however, and we can introduce to you the Xigmatek Bifrost VD1065, a GPU cooler with HDT technology.
Package and Accessories
The Bifrost VD1065 (CAV-D0HH5-U01) is marketed under the brand of Xigmatek that should be familiar to you from our earlier reviews. There is a cutout in the face side of the box through which you can see two fans in a plastic frame. On the back of the box you can read the cooler’s specs, view its photos and check out the list of compatible graphics cards (with a picture showing the measurements between the mounting holes).
Inside the cardboard box there is a plastic pack that protects the cooler and its accessories. There is everything you need to install the Xigmatek Bifrost on compatible graphics cards as well as a heatsink for the NVIO chip of reference GeForce GTX 260 and 285 series products, an aluminum frame for power transistors of such cards, 14 aluminum heatsinks for memory chips, and thermal pads.
A pack of thermal grease and an installation manual are included, too. The cooler is manufactured in China and comes at a recommended price of $40. The manufacturer offers a 12-month warranty for it.