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Arctic Cooling Announces the Accelero Xtreme 4870X2

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The Swiss low noise cooling solution provider Arctic Cooling today announced the launch of the Accelero XTREME 4870X2. Especially designed for the ATI Radeon HD4870X2, the Accelero XTREME 4870X2 follows the sophisticated design of the Accelero XTREME series, offering the best cooling solution for this high-end VGA card.




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#2
AC provides two pretty beefy VRM heatsinks with this cooler, which is a good move. While it should provide much more efficient cooling than the stock cooler, along with being quieter, I'd be apprehensive as to unloading all that heat into my case. But with the right amount of exhausting case fans, it should be a great step up from the stock HD4870X2 cooler...
 
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very nice
 
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:eek: Beast!
 
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AC provides two pretty beefy VRM heatsinks with this cooler, which is a good move. While it should provide much more efficient cooling than the stock cooler, along with being quieter, I'd be apprehensive as to unloading all that heat into my case. But with the right amount of exhausting case fans, it should be a great step up from the stock HD4870X2 cooler...
Yeah....or you could use a Antec Skeleton Case ... totally no heat in that case :roll:
 
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Is this the first 3rd party air cooler for the 4870x2?

It's taken long enough. If it's quiet enough I might just get one.
 

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53.95€ per unit.... I think is better for silent pc

for performance...we need water (more water) :)
 
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53.95€ per unit.... I think is better for silent pc

for performance...we need water (more water) :)
Yeah, when you're spending £300+ on a graphics card ... what's another £50 to make it quiet?
 

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It looks similar to what the Asus card has except the fans look quite a bit larger.
 
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Hmmm i have a R4870X2 and i'd like to se some real tests. Who knows, maybe i'm gonna get one of those if the temps and noise are so low. :)
 

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Great

At last!!! Alleluyah i'm tired of the stock HSF, yesterday btw contacted coolit answering them if they would release their cooler, that announced on september. However this one will work better than stock.
 

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Bout damn time...been waiting forever for good aftermarket air cooler for this card to come out. Would like to see some reviews before I buy one though although it does look pretty nice!
 
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Is this the first 3rd party air cooler for the 4870x2?

It's taken long enough. If it's quiet enough I might just get one.

no asus has a tri fan design its a beast i own one...right now its idling 35c..i dont think they can touch asus, its a beast
 

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no asus has a tri fan design its a beast i own one...right now its idling 35c..i dont think they can touch asus, its a beast
this looks mighty similar to the ASUS cooler.
 
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IMO, this will outperform the Asus cooler. To be the Asus cooler is just a great big HS stuck across the two GPU's with some big ass fans blowing at it.

This AC cooler uses heatpipes, with a bigger HS area. And lifts the HS off the GPU area.
 
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it looks almost identical, except i think the asus has more powerfull fanz, i cant say for sure...
 

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This still keeps it dual slot right?
 
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yeah its a beast i cant see it taking up less then 2 slots...does anyone else notice on the botton of the article is says msrp 68.30...is that just for the heatsink...Im totally having a brain fart right now
 
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no asus has a tri fan design its a beast i own one...right now its idling 35c..i dont think they can touch asus, its a beast
Yeah I have seen those around but you can't get just the cooler can you? Or am I not looking hard enough?
 

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#21
Arctic Cooling is quickly coming my favorite company. The early days Silencer series were something new and then they came out with a whole range of them for every card out there. Not yet perfect designs (dust blocking heatsinks and killing bearings), but with Accelero series they hit the jackpot.

Accelero X1 and X2 didn't get the best response with people used to seeing heat-out-of-back designs of them earlier, but the price/performance of them was still great.

still waiting for the accelero GTX 280 . . . nevermind bloody ATI, hurry up AC!
Same here, can't wait to get the GTX 280 version, but don't agree on the ATI part :)

This still keeps it dual slot right?
2½ slots if it's anything like the ones before. Either way under 3 slots, so that it's crossfire (or sli) compatible.

does anyone else notice on the botton of the article is says msrp 68.30...is that just for the heatsink...Im totally having a brain fart right now
Heatsink comes with the fans, like all XTREMEs before. And also all necessary VRM heatsinks and others possibly needed for the card.

edit: that brings in mind my only complaint for the company. NONE of the products feature what the package contains. If you don't have a review or customer pictures you don't know how many and what heatsinks you get.

edit2: just when I complained they've added a picture of the heatsinks coming with Accelero XTREME GTX 280: http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalog/images/gallery/gtx280_08h.png
 
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This looks promising, are vga coolers hard to install?
 
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This looks promising, are vga coolers hard to install?
The difficulty comes in getting the old one off. I've got a stuck screw on mine so I'm gonna need the guys of TPU to get creative and help me get it off when my Accelero comes through next month.
 

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I have the one for the 2900XT and there sweet. Cost of this one is a bit more but they do work well.

I'd buy one for sure if i had a 4870x2. Only thing i don't like is vreg's on mine get hotter than any other part of the card.

However with this one i do not like all that metal around the gpu area as it would stop air reaching other parts of the card but that might touch the ram modules.

EDIT: Chances are it will take 2 slots which be close to the next PCI-E socket. Also that plastic part should come off ( Clips ) too so you can fit even better fans to it like 2 120mm.
 
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$70 for this thing. Just a little more than I want to pay for 3rd party cooler. $50 would have been a fair price.