Tuesday, March 3rd 2009

Arctic Cooling Readies Twin Turbo PRO VGA Cooler

Spotted as part of the package for a custom-design upcoming graphics card SKU by Inno3D (most likely its iChill GTS 250), Arctic Cooling has come up with a new graphics card cooler: the Accelero Twin Turbo PRO. The new cooler comes with updated dissipation mechanism and fans, that either make it more silent than its predecessor for the same levels of cooling performance, or better than its predecessor at the same fan-speeds. To do so, the cooler uses two PWM-controlled 90 mm fans as opposed to two 80 mm fans on its predecessor.

Adding to the cooling efficiency is the aluminum fin count: 35 as opposed to 30 on its predecessor, upping the dissipation surface-area from 2,700 cm² on the Twin Turbo to 3,675 cm². That's an increment of 35%. The copper-made GPU contact block gives out four copper heatpipes that convey heat to the fins. The retention module supports most of today's single-GPU cards using two sets of mounting holes: 43 mm and 53 mm, except unfortunately, the GeForce GTX 200 series. A buckle-design for the retention module holds the PCB firmly. Arctic Cooling is yet to announce this cooler in its own channel brand, though as seen with its recent history, some of its best coolers such as the Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 are being given away to OEM customers, leaving the retail channels rather dry.

Source: Expreview
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4 Comments on Arctic Cooling Readies Twin Turbo PRO VGA Cooler

#1
OnBoard
Looks like it would be enough to cool a GTX 260, if it had mounts for it. Seems like they flipped it over, so now it like many others go over the memory modules and don't allow same sinks for all.
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indybird
The question is:
Is it thinner? The last Twin Turbo was 3 slots thick, which was a little too thick for most people (and me). If it is thinner then I may just get that for my future 4870 1GB (or 4890).

-Indybird
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OnBoard
by: indybird
The question is:
Is it thinner? The last Twin Turbo was 3 slots thick, which was a little too thick for most people (and me). If it is thinner then I may just get that for my future 4870 1GB (or 4890).

-Indybird
Nope, It'll be 3 slots.

btw. what's wrong with 3 lots? You have room on your motherboard for it, unless you need 2 PCI slots open? Or plan to do crossfire, in which case the cheaper P5Q Pro would have worked with duald card with 3slot coolers :)
http://www.dvhardware.net/article26802.html
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indybird
by: OnBoard
Nope, It'll be 3 slots.

btw. what's wrong with 3 lots? You have room on your motherboard for it, unless you need 2 PCI slots open? Or plan to do crossfire, in which case the cheaper P5Q Pro would have worked with duald card with 3slot coolers :)
http://www.dvhardware.net/article26802.html
It wouldn't be a problem for my top graphics card, but I'm on having another on the bottom with the same cooler, so it would hit the bottom of my case/not get airflow/block my wiring.

Thanks,
Indybird
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