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Extreme Cooler for an Extreme Graphics Card: ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme 7970 Review

Started by: CloudFire | Date 06/09/12 03:15:23 PM
Comments: 6 | Last Comment:  08/08/12 09:19:09 AM

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I always have Artic coolers on my GPU's. First was with the ati 4890 and now the 6870, at 100% speed they are inaudible while giving the best cooling performance. Cost a bit more but when you're after pure silent gpu's for gaming, it simply can't be beat!
1 0 [Posted by: CloudFire  | Date: 06/09/12 03:15:23 PM]
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Yeah, Arctic stuff is literally and figuratively cool.

I similarly use the 2 fan version on my 6870 and love it. I imagine it will stick with me through upgrades to the 7870 and 8870.

The only thing I could really hope for is a 2x120mm version (similar to the 6990 version) that could fit on the width/length of a mid-range card. A tall order to be sure, but when the possibility exists to buy a passive sink (like the S-models) and zip-tie a couple thin-body fans, I would love to see a robust heat sink capable of utilizing the power of 120mm fans in a tiny package.

Overkill? Yes. Niche? Yes. Expensive? Surely.

Cool, quiet, and the best conceivable possibility. Do it.
0 0 [Posted by: turtle  | Date: 06/10/12 02:20:12 PM]
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Not bad, but at this point with the rumored HD7970 XT2 revision chip around the corner, I think it's better to wait a month and grab one of those. The overclocking results with this cooler were not impressive. Also, the fact that this cooler has a Tahiti XT footprint means it won't be reusable for HD8000 series GPU. Finally, the Sapphire Dual-X runs much quieter than the MSI Lightning more or less negating the need for this Accelero cooler on the 7970 card.
0 0 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 06/16/12 05:28:11 PM]
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Whats up with the high vrm and memory temps on the artic cooler.
0 0 [Posted by: 3Dkiller  | Date: 07/03/12 08:36:58 AM]
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I just hope Arctic can deliver more reliable fans. I had their Accelero S1+ turbo module, twin turbo, twin turbo pro and ALL failed after 1 year of use. So I recommend having a few 120mm fans and zip ties just in case..
0 0 [Posted by: Andle Riddum  | Date: 08/08/12 09:19:09 AM]
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