Reviews

8.9
Date: May 8th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: VGA Coolers
Raijintek Morpheus

Rajintek's new Morpheus VGA cooler is compatible with the Radeon R9 290X and GTX 780/Ti. It provides excellent temperatures and whisper-quiet noise levels, which will be a godsend for users of the Radeon R9 290X reference design who are plagued by high temperatures and noise.

8.8
Date: Nov 12th 2008
Author: erocker
In: VGA Coolers
Akasa Vortexx Neo

The Akasa Vortexx Neo is a dual-slot cooler that exhausts warm air out of a computer case filling a void in today's graphics cooler market. This all in one, universal cooler is advertised to cool every component on a graphics card from the voltage circuitry to the GPU, and does so with classic dual-slot cooler looks.

9.7
Date: Nov 10th 2008
Author: nflesher87
In: VGA Coolers
Xigmatek Battle-Axe VGA Cooler

The Xigmatek Battle-Axe VGA Cooler takes the innovations from the company in the CPU cooler area and applies them to a GPU cooler. This means that you will get direct touch heatpipes and massive fans to cool that modern graphic card of yours.

8.5
Date: Jul 25th 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: VGA Coolers
Cool IT Systems NV Reference SLI Cooler

The CoolIT Systems coolers are certainly a unique way to get into liquid cooling. They come pre-assembled and are maintenance free. We are taking a look at their dual card cooler for two GeForce 8800 GTXs, but CoolIT offers a very similar variant for the GTX 260/280 and for AMD cards as well.

9.6
Date: Mar 28th 2008
Author: Frederik S
In: VGA Coolers
Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme 8800 Cooler

Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme is the name of their newest graphics card cooler for GeForce 8800 cards. The Xtreme is also available in a version that supports ATI HD 2900 cards. The cooler uses 107 aluminum fins with three 80 mm PWM controlled fans to blow air over a large amount of fins for maximum heat dissipation.

9.8
Date: Oct 6th 2007
Author: Frederik S
In: VGA Coolers
Thermalright HR-03 Plus

The Thermalright HR-03 Plus performance VGA card cooler has been on the market for a while now, but is it still the king of the VGA coolers if you believe some people. In this review we put it up against the newest offering from Zalman and see which is the best cooler for your GeForce 8800 Series card at the moment.

9.0
Date: Sep 4th 2007
Author: D_o_S
In: VGA Coolers
D-Tek Fuzion GPU and Uni-Sink

Before the next generation of GPUs is released, we must deal with NVIDIA's flag-ship card, the 8800 Ultra, and the massive amounts of heat it produces. There are several air cooling options available, but enthusiasts will surely select water cooling. The D-Tek Fuzion GPU block offers versatility, and coupled with the Uni-Sink it should be a great solution for cooling 8800 Ultra and GTX cards. Is it the same in practice as in theory?

9.4
Date: Sep 1st 2007
Author: Frederik S
In: VGA Coolers
Zalman VF1000 LED & RHS88

After a long wait the Zalman VF1000 LED VGA cooler has finally arrived. It is a special cooler designed to meet the cooling requirements of today's high-end cards like the GeForce 8800 Series. The additional RHS88 heatsink plate is required for proper cooling of other components on the board like voltage regulation circuitry. This all copper beauty sure does look nice, but can it live up to the expectations?

8.9
Date: Nov 9th 2006
Author: W1zzard
In: VGA Coolers
Thermaltake TMG AT2

The Thermaltake TMG AT2 is a cooler for ATI's Radeon X1800, X1900 and X1950 Series. It uses a combination of copper and aluminum to optimize the cooling. We compared the cooler to the Arctic Cooling Accelero X2 and the Zalman FC-ZV9 Fatal1ty. The temperature results were among the best of the tested coolers. Not only performance is great, but the installation is also very easy to perform, in just a couple of minutes.

9.2
Date: Apr 6th 2006
Author: W1zzard
In: VGA Coolers
Evercool Turbo 2

The Evercool Turbo2 is a universal GPU cooler which fits all cards from NVIDIA and ATI, including the 7800/7900 and X1800/X1900 Series. What really makes this fan stand out compared to other solutions is that it is extremely quiet while still being able to keep your card cool. Another plus is that you can find it online for a bargain $20.

9.6
Date: Jan 9th 2006
Author: W1zzard
In: VGA Coolers
Arctic Cooling Accelero X2

The "Silencer" series from Arctic Cooling has been famous for delivering top notch performance while still being quiet. The Arctic Cooling Accelero X2 is the first aftermarket cooler engineered for the ATI Radeon X1800 and X1900 series. It features a completely revamped design and continues the tradition of powerful and silent.

8.4
Date: Dec 7th 2005
Author: W1zzard
In: VGA Coolers
Thermalright V1 Ultra

Thermalright is well known for making world-class CPU coolers. Now they have entered the VGA cooling business. The Thermalright V1 Ultra is an improved version of the V1 and features a third heatpipe. Not only does it cool well, it does this without creating a lot of fan noise. During our testing the cooler could easily beat a low-cost watercooling solution.

9.5
Date: Jul 24th 2005
Author: W1zzard
In: VGA Coolers
Arctic Cooling ATI Silencer 5 Rev. 2

Video card cooling specialists Arctic Cooling have listened to the user's reports and released the ATI Silencer 5 Revision 2. This VGA cooler, which is designed to fit on ATI's X800 and X850 PCI-Express was built with high-performance in mind, while keeping sound levels at an acceptable level. We test the cooler against an X850 Pro which already has a big fan, a copper base and cools memory as well.

7.5
Date: May 9th 2005
Author: W1zzard
In: VGA Coolers
Jetart JACSH1

Jetart has built their own VGA cooler - a pretty full copper design with a blue LED. Can they compete with the other coolers in terms of performance as well?

8.9
Date: May 7th 2005
Author: W1zzard
In: VGA Coolers
Zalman VF700-Cu

One month ago we reviewed the Zalman VF700-AlCu. Now we test the VF700-Cu which is a full copper design. The performance difference is definitely there and users who have the choice should go for the copper version.

9.5
Date: Apr 23rd 2005
Author: W1zzard
In: VGA Coolers
Arctic Cooling ATI Silencer 4 Rev. 2

Arctic Cooling is the first video card cooler manufacturer to use a heatsink base manufactured from copper. The ATI Silencer 4 just does awesome on all settings. If you are looking for a good cooler for your X800 you must definitely consider the ATI Silencer 4. Its cooling performance is excellent no matter what the fan speed is. Memory cooling works pretty well and gives you a bit more overclocking headroom.

9.0
Date: Mar 27th 2005
Author: W1zzard
In: VGA Coolers
8.7
Date: Feb 27th 2005
Author: W1zzard
In: VGA Coolers
9.0
Date: Feb 4th 2005
Author: W1zzard
In: VGA Coolers
8.5
Date: Sep 18th 2004
Author: W1zzard
In: VGA Coolers
Zalman ZM-80D Heatpipe

Zalman has added a second heatpipe and a pretty blue finish. The dissipation area is also bigger, but does this warrant an upgrade?

Date: Aug 18th 2004
Author: W1zzard
In: VGA Coolers
Date: May 17th 2004
Author: W1zzard
In: VGA Coolers
Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer Rev. 3

Revision 3 adds compatibility with AIW and 9600 cards. What else is new?

Date: May 16th 2004
Author: W1zzard
In: VGA Coolers
Zalman ZM-80C Heatpipe

Can heatpipe technology keep your card cool?

Date: May 16th 2004
Author: W1zzard
In: VGA Coolers
Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer

Arctic silence? Great performance? Can you have both?

Date: May 16th 2004
Author: W1zzard
In: VGA Coolers
Thermaltake Extreme Giant III

Two Heatsinks, Dual Heatpipe, additional 9000 RPM blower fan - how cold can it get?