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Gelid Icy Vision

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by znd002, Jun 28, 2010.

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    WOW that is impressive. I am being told I am getting one of the first released samples (just got my tracking info, and I mean just, maybe 5 minutes ago). I'm sure there are one or two of the pre-production coolers out there, but as for reviews, even that will be tough to dig up right now;)
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    I will be getting one as soon as I can afford it. Have been looking forward to this one.
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    i want a kick ass review sneeky
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    So do I, I loathe writing reviews for sub par products. Its sooo much easier to write when the product kicks ass;)
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    it happens I got this Gelid Icy Vision today and installed on my GTX480, I can give you guys a little review of this monster : )

    some photos first.

    [​IMG]
    mind you, that Gelid GC-Extreme thermal compound does not come with Icy Vision package, I bought it separately. The Icy Vision package do bundle a lower end GC-2 thermal compound but for top end graphics card, I recommend you use GC-EX instead of GC-2, GC-EX can tame down another 4-5 degrees when your card doing some massive calculations.

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    unboxing, the package has everything you will need,
    THE Icy Vision itself, with 2 95mm 2000RPM fan, with S-flow blade design, enhanced air flow pressure.
    16pcs ram hs,
    more than enough vrm hs,
    ATI vrm hs,
    NVIVO heatsink for GTX2XX series
    very nice quality thermal paste for ATI VRM,
    mounting accessories
    Gelid GC-2 thermal compound(lite version)
    many 3M thermal sticker and cut in suitable size for specific heatsinks
    4pin to 3pin/molex fan power converter.

    [​IMG]
    installed those RAM and VRM HS on my ASUS GTX480

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    Up and running


    I gotta say, it's TOTAL SILENT, spending 55 dollars to save your ears from hoover is totally worthwhile, not to mention it has HUGE performance gain, temperature wise.



    Let's test





    I tested the Icy Vision against the Stock cooler(a.k.a THE hoover) at 23 degree Celsius acoustic ambient.
    the card installed in a Lian-Li B25F-WB mid tower case with side door closed.


    first, idle test

    THE hoover idle @ auto fan speed(44%) 53degree Celsius
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    THE hoover idle @ 100% fan speed 40 degree Celsius

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    Icy Vision idle 36degree Celsius

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    pretty impressive temperature lose on Icy Vision, on air cooled high end graphic card stay under 40 degree Celsius at idle is pretty impressive thing to see and it's silent.



    Game test, I only tested one game and it's crysis because it's a very gpu hog game.
    DX10 under Win7 ultimate, 1980x1080, with 8xAA, every graphic setting went as high as possible, also with realistic mod. make sure it stays 99% GPU usage all the time and drain as many vRAM as possible.
    All data were collected after around 10 mins game play

    The Hoover auto fan speed@63% 86 degree Celsius
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    The Hoover 100% fan speed 78 degree Celsius
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    Icy Vision 64 degree Celsius

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    Massive performance right there, wtg Icy Vision, under 64 degree Celsius when gaming on high graphic card and it's silent!



    Now, I decided to give the Icy Vision a little torture test.
    I used Furmark Hot like hell edition, with hardest setting to stress the GPU core and VRM modules as hard as possible and see will the break the cooler.
    data were collected approximately 5-7 mins run time of the furmark.

    THE hoover auto fan speed@86% 90 degree Celsius
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    THE hoover 100% fan speed 86 degree Celsius
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    Icy Vision 94 degree Celsius
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    This round Icy Vision lose, from the brilliant results Icy scored previously, I am shocked.
    I reported this to the designer of Icy Vision,
    he said most likely the furmark under this setting will drive the VRMs really really hard and those little heatsink probably insufficient for those heat, especially all of them are digital VRM, they generates much more heat than analogue one does.
    btw, this is just a stress test, I think no one would buy a 500 dollars card and run Furmark everyday.


    as you see, the Icy Vision preformed quite well for daily routing things, gaming.
    It out performance the stock cooler by huge margin for both cooling and noise hit.
    The only area it does not out perform was the furmark stress test, I don't know if you care, I certainly don't.


    I'd say this is one of the best aftermarket cooler for Fermi and ATI 5 series.
    MSRP 55(I think you can get it somewhere around 50 at ebay)
    consider the performance, the silent, sturdy build, I say it's a pretty good deal.
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    double post, deleted
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    double post?
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    sorry man, deleted the doubled post, probably because I was editing the post and hitted the wrong button:D
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    Have you seen any review on HD5850?
    I don't worry the performance of this HSF, because I found some chinese reviews in GTX470and 480 before in a chinese forum.
    I want to confirm it can fit to HD5850 and the VRM temp, but I have prepared TR VRM-R4 already...HEHE~
    Currently,I just found one official review from futurelooks but they also test on GTX480.
    They also stress the card on Heaven 2.1 and Furmark, Stability Test and Xtreme Burning Mode.
    [​IMG]

    I'm waiting the review on ATI 5850, if it can fit to my ASUS EAH5850/G/2DIS/1GD5, I will order it from ebay.
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    What are the GPUs supported? Will this cooler work on a 4890?

    EDIT:
    Sorry, didnt take my time to read :D:D

    Too bad it wont fit between my 4890s :banghead:
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    http://www.hkepc.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=1470644&extra=page%3D1
    here is the 5850 test with Icy Vision + VRM R5 test some one did(I am not sure if you can view it without register)

    The Icy Vision designer confirmed Icy Vision is compatible with R3 and R4.
    R5 can use but the spacing between Icy Vision is not ideal, you might need some mod to make it fit.

    the review stated on his 5850.

    idle GPU core 22 degree Celsius

    Kombuster running for 9 mins, GPU core 25 degree Celsius, VRM 34 degree Celsius.

    Furmark 10 mins GPU core 34 degree Celsius, VRM 46 degree Celsius

    The reviewer also stated, he were using TR HR-03, compare with ICY Vision.
    at idle the temperature almost the same, at full loading, Icy Vision winning by 4 degree Celsius.


    as your 5850, if it's using ATI designed PCB layout, shouldn't be a problem.
    if it's not, mostly likely the VRM heatsink come with Icy Vision will not fit but as you are planning to use VRM-R4, that shouldn't be a problem
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    Hmm.. between this, the Zalm VF3000, and the Arctic cooling accelero that's coming out, I wonder which one would be the best. Roundup time??!
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    Thanks for your link!!!
    I just ordered one from ebay.
    I think I have found your test post in that forum.
    so, if you closed displacement map, post FX, AA, the temp in stability test is 64C? right?
    I used goggle translation function to read your post.:D

    How about the temperature in gaming?
    Furmark 10 mins GPU core 34 degree Celsius, VRM 46 degree Celsius in HD5850 is too good to be true, but there are so many people posted their test result in there with good result.
    GTX470/465/275/260, ATI 5850.....it is good to see more test result from user.
    I will try to OC my HD5850 core to 950 like this guy:nutkick:

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    Nice! you won't regret it, it's a very nice aftermarket cooler for high power graphic cards.
    yup, I think you saw my chinese review in that forum. and yeah, if I run the furmark default stability test without any modification, the temp stay stable at 64 degree Celsius

    I am using GTX480, when I am gaming(L4D2, GTA4, GTA EFLC, BFBC2) the temp never go over 70 degree Celsius, in most case the temp stay around 58-64 degree Celsius at GPU 99% loading.

    those superior test result on 5850 some one did, FYI, he tested with case side door open and with around 23 acoustic temperature, so the temp he reported weren't that impossible : )
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    This is kick ass; love Gelid. Especially for many non-reference pcb owners for whom a quality full cover block isn't really an option.
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    On a side note I'd like to say I love my GELID wing fan. Same as a noctua but without the puke colors. Think they're the only fans I'll buy now.
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    Anybody installed it on a 5870 yet?
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    holy sexy cooler lol
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    looks like my Scythe MUSASHI Twin-Fan VGA Cooler
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    cool i might try that aswell
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