Monday, October 5th 2009

Xigmatek Intros Bifrost VD1065 VGA Cooler

Keeping up closely with its recent release of the Balder SD1213 CPU cooler, Xigmatek also introduced the Bifrost VD1065 VGA cooler. The Bifrost is a twin-fan aluminum fins based GPU cooler, that makes use of the company's popular Heat-pipe Direct Touch feature. The fairly-simple construction of this cooler includes a GPU contact block with mount-hole spacings of 43 mm, 53 mm, and 51 mm, to maintain a board list of compatibility. Here, five nickel-plated copper heat-pipes make direct contact with the GPU. These then convey heat to the cooler's aluminum fin array, which is cooled by two 100 mm ball-bearing fans that spin at speeds of around 2,000 rpm, with a noise-level of 20 dBA.

The Xigmatek Bifrost VD1065 is compatible with most current single-GPU graphics cards, including Radeon HD 2000/3000/4000 series, NVIDIA GeForce 8-series, 9-series, GTS 200, and GTX 200 series. It is expected to arrive in stores soon, priced at 36.90 EUR.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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30 Comments on Xigmatek Intros Bifrost VD1065 VGA Cooler

#1
erocker
I do like! I don't see why it wouldn't be compatable with 5xxx series, though it's not listed. If those blades were orange to match their case fans it would look really sexy.
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#2
pantherx12
That's nice.

It not make much sense if they'd not make it compatible with the 5series cards.

Hopefully it is : ]

If mount holes are the same I don't see why not.
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#3
t77snapshot
That is one sexy cooler oooooooooooooo riiiiight! I have been waiting for this to come out! ...and 2,000 rpm, with a noise-level of 20 dBA is pretty good.
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#4
KieranD
looks nice and yeah it may be compatible with 5xxx cards as you have said guys

looks a bit like its older cooler the battleaxe so i bet it cools just as good probly even better
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#5
sttubs
I like it, too bad it wasn't around 8 mos ago :(
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#6
btarunr
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by: erocker
I do like! I don't see why it wouldn't be compatable with 5xxx series, though it's not listed. If those blades were orange to match their case fans it would look really sexy.
Cypress has 53 mm mount-holes. Go ahead and use this. The problem however, is its tiny VRM chips. Single-piece MOSFET heatsinks are sometimes too heavy and yet inefficient for them. The VRM chips on graphics cards with digital-PWM are in theory hotter than a single-FETs because each chip packs both up and down FETs, and the driver IC into a single package.
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#7
newfellow
Why not use just the usual saw the damn 58xx half method and blow cold air in the stock fan case with middle case fan I wonder. I mean it's copper pipes anyway so in GeForce as well as in radeons.

Of course minus is you can say goodbye to the warranties, but for working card for 100% sure to keep it cool used this many times makes -20c on stock Geforce 9800 GTX.
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#8
mechtech
Just checked their website, 480grams, over a pound!!

Hmmmm
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#9
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
this looks like a Respin of a Artic Cooling Twin Turbo except maybe they got more heat pipes
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#10
Mr.Amateur
by: FreedomEclipse
this looks like a Respin of a Artic Cooling Twin Turbo except maybe they got more heat pipes
That's not exactly a bad thing:), and HDT technology for the gpu- very interesting
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#11
rpsgc
No HD58xx support?

/care
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#12
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Man I so want this to replace the Asus aftermarket cooler that is on my Dark Knight 4870!
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#13
MadMan007
I don't know, HDT might work well for chips with heatspreaders where all heatpipes are directly touching a hot surface but for flipchip GPUs there might only be a few of the heatpipes touching the hot GPU surface. If this gets tested please try it on a flipchip GPU.

by: t77snapshot
That is one sexy cooler oooooooooooooo riiiiight!http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/T77snapshot/giggity.gif I have been waiting for this to come out! ...and 2,000 rpm, with a noise-level of 20 dBA is pretty good.
Yeah, I don't buy that sound rating for a moment. I've tried quite a number of fans and the hugely overwhelming factor in general noise level is RPM and 2000 RPM is not quiet, especially not in 80mm.
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#14
stevednmc
I wonder if this would work on 2 hd4850's (512 X 2) in crossfire?
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#15
OnBoard
This is SilenX IXG-80HA2 with black pipes and bigger fans. http://www.silenx.com/ixtremaproheatsinks.asp?sku=ixg-80ha2

Mounts to the inner holes of GT200 card, it's for the GPU brace, not for cooler and not every card has those.

Haven't done so great with 3x80mm fans it had originally on reviews. Here's one: http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,670040/Geforce-GTX-280-coolers-reviewed-Thermalright-HR-03-GTX-and-Silenx-Noiseless-GPU-Cooler/Reviews/?page=3

Don't know what Xigmatek includes from the original accessories.
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#16
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: OnBoard
This is SilenX IXG-80HA2 with black pipes and bigger fans. http://www.silenx.com/ixtremaproheatsinks.asp?sku=ixg-80ha2

Mounts to the inner holes of GT200 card, it's for the GPU brace, not for cooler and not every card has those.

Haven't done so great with 3x80mm fans it had originally on reviews. Here's one: http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,670040/Geforce-GTX-280-coolers-reviewed-Thermalright-HR-03-GTX-and-Silenx-Noiseless-GPU-Cooler/Reviews/?page=3

Don't know what Xigmatek includes from the original accessory.
Good Eyes, I was wondering when someone was going to realize its been done before.:roll:
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#17
OnBoard
by: sneekypeet
Good Eyes, I was wondering when someone was going to realise its been done before.:roll:
Hehe, read too many review on GT200 coolers, not to know them by heart, even in disguise :p

Plenty of reviews on the net of the SilenX cooler, read them before you buy. It's not that great for every card and the heatpipes go over the top memory than can cause issues.

Still looks better than original, fans already attached and will be widely available.
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#18
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
I did the SilenX and Im holding this cooler currently, was a bit dissapointed when I opened the box, even the packaging is similar.
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#19
KieranD
sneeky is the xig any better tho, it looks to have a better set of fans, i guess in passive its the exact same

i hate rebranded items then you dont know if its a crap re make or if its cheaper somewhere else
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#20
HaZe303
Will it work with the new HD 5800 series?? Anyone know?? Not that I need one as the standard cooler is well up to the task, and doesnt even sound like the leafblowers that use to sit on ATI cards? But would be nice to get temps down and maybe higher OC´s on the card? Now with the standard cooler with standard fan profile its load temps are around 72-75c average. Depends on what game you play. But never seen it go over 80c. And that is good, for an ati cooler. :)
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#21
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: KieranD
sneeky is the xig any better tho, it looks to have a better set of fans, i guess in passive its the exact same

i hate rebranded items then you dont know if its a crap re make or if its cheaper somewhere else
Getting ready to test it. Main change over the original is of course the coating, but they did nip the tips off the tops of the fins. I will let you know ASAP.

@ Haze, the list is pretty sort for supported GPU's
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#22
KieranD
by: sneekypeet
Getting ready to test it. Main change over the original is of course the coating, but they did nip the tips off the tops of the fins. I will let you know ASAP.

@ Haze, the list is pretty sort for supported GPU's
Appreciate it, just wanted to know what it was like, i have a gtx 260 the stock is fine tho.
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#23
AsRock
TPU addict
by: btarunr
Cypress has 53 mm mount-holes. Go ahead and use this. The problem however, is its tiny VRM chips. Single-piece MOSFET heatsinks are sometimes too heavy and yet inefficient for them. The VRM chips on graphics cards with digital-PWM are in theory hotter than a single-FETs because each chip packs both up and down FETs, and the driver IC into a single package.
Just use the metal place from the stock cooler. it's all i do and works a treat.

If i got it i'd rip those 100mm fans off it and put better ones on it for sure.

All though i got mine running 1k1050 @ around GPU 65c and VRMs 85c max ( room temp 22c).. I still like to try this one though haha.
The 120 mm fan spins at speeds between 1000 ~ 2200 rpm, with a maximum noise output of 28 dBA.
So a extra 8db for 200RPM lol ?. Or is it just a typo ?.

And according to there site it's

Application for nVIDIA GTX 260/280/285, 8800 & 9600 series
Compatible to ATI 4850/4870/3850/3870 series

43mm Mounting holes
ATI Radeon X2400 series
ATI Radeon X2600 series

53mm Mounting holes
ATI Radeon HD 3850 series
ATI Radeon HD 3870 series
ATI Radeon HD 4850 series
ATI Radeon HD 4870 series
ATI Radeon HD 4890 series
NVIDIA Geforce 6800 Ultra series
NVIDIA Geforce 7800 GT/GTX series
NVIDIA Geforce 7900 GTX series
NVIDIA Geforce 8800 GT/GTS series
NVIDIA Geforce 9600 GT series
NVIDIA Geforce 9800 GT series

51mm Mounting holes
NVIDIA GTX 285
NVIDIA GTX 280
NVIDIA GTX 275
NVIDIA GTX 260
NVIDIA GTS 250

Nothing of the 2900.

$32 euro's here + VAT. Some more pics too :).
http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/Xigmatek-Bifrost-VD1065-VGA-Cooler-Blackline-Edition::13453.html
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#24
mab1376
I loved the Xigmatech Battle Axe on my 8800GTS, I hope this one performs as well on my HD4890!

can it sufficiently cool the VRM's?

Any US e-tailers carrying this yet?
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: sneekypeet
Good Eyes, I was wondering when someone was going to realize its been done before.:roll:
That sucker eats 3 slots. Stay away from it:



http://img.techpowerup.org/091006/bta105.jpg

Does give good temps though. Idles in the 30s, loads in the 50s.
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