Tuesday, October 18th 2011
Arctic released a new VGA cooler, the Accelero Mono PLUS. This cooler can handle thermal loads of up to 200W, and maintains a compact fin-stack design, unlike the monolitic heatsink design of the Accelero L2 series. Measuring 136 (L) x 138 (W) x 51 (H) mm, its main heatsink weighs 348 g. From an exposed-copper base (with pre-applied adhesive thermal compound) arise five 6 mm thick copper heat pipes, that fan out to pass through an aluminum fin stack. This stack is ventilated by a 120 mm PWM-controlled fan that can spin at speeds between 400 and 1500 RPM. It can be as quiet as 0.4 Sone.G-1 thermal adhesive compound. The package also includes a resistor cable that connects the cooler to a 4-pin Molex connector, and gives out two voltage levels: 12V and 7V, running the fan at its maximum and minimum speeds. The cooler is compatible with a wide range of graphics cards from NVIDIA and AMD, including AMD Radeon HD 6970/6950, and NVIDIA GTX 560 Ti. Sadly, GF110/GF100-based single-GPU graphics cards such as GTX 470, GTX 465, GTX 480, GTX 570, GTX 580, are not supported. The Accelero Mono PLUS is priced at US $59.99.