The ZM80D-HP shows itself as a worthy replacement to the standard cooling system of a graphics card of the RADEON X800 XT class. When used with an additional fan, it is better than the standard in terms of efficiency as well as of acoustic comfort. Of course, the use of the additional fan is not quite “fair play”, even if it’s completely noiseless, but without it the temperatures of the GPU and memory on the RADEON X800 XT card would be dangerously high. Well, Zalman itself not just recommends but insists that you install an additional fan when using the ZM80D-HP with so powerful graphics cards.
So, here’s the list of the ZM80D-HP’s highs:
- The kit includes everything you may want to assemble and use the system;
- The system is efficient, and highly efficient with an additional fan;
- It is absolutely noiseless without an additional fan and slightly noisy when you use one.
- Big weight;
- An additional fan is required for graphics cards like NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800, ATI RADEON 9800 Pro and higher.