Accelero Xtreme 4870X2 VGA Cooler Released..

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  1. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    ARCTIC COOLING launches the Accelero XTREME 4870X2 for the Radeon HD4870X2. The cooler is equipped with three 92mm PWM fans running from 1,000 to 2,000 RPM, generating 81 CFM airflow. The eight-heatpipe design can achieve 320 Watts cooling capacity. This product will be available by end of March 2009. The MSRP is US$68.30 and 53.95€ (excluding VAT).

    http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=2_&mID=244&language=en

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    300W of heat dumped into your case...

    I don't see the benefit over the stock cooler at all...

    Sure it will be quieter, but then you need to ramp up your case fans...
     
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    Those who care about the noise will already have high-efficiency fans in their case anyway. And a 120mm fan can disperse alot more heat than your average joe's 4870x2 cooler.. :p

    I'll be looking forward to pairing a x2 with one of these. :)
     
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    Huh. The benefit is that it cools down the GPU. Given that most cases with a 4870X2 should already have adequate airflow, the main disadvantages of the cooler would price, voiding warranty, weight.

    The amount of heat released would stay the same, only instead of being pent up inside the graphics card it would dissipate within the case.

    Not that I'm saying this is a must-buy product, but for those who have a 4870X2 and want to improve noise levels & GPU cooling, this would be a very nice product.
     
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    I was under the impression that the HD4870X2 is blowing the hot air outside the case?

    Maybe I mixed it up with the geforce cards...
     
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    Yep the 4870x2 does blow the hot air outside of the case :D while this design is good, it isn't exactly the quietest solution.
     
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    I'm curious. Is there any technical documentation about this design? I googled around for a bit and could not find any sort of detailed explanation as to how this particular solution of expelling hot air out of the graphics is any better than if it weren't. Surely if it was a "fantastic" cooling attribute it would be documented far more widely?

    With what I can see, the amount of hot air expelled does not yield much, if any cooling benefit. At the moment I'm a bit unconvinced ..:confused:
     
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    I don't recall any useful articles on it unfortunately. You'll find its not just ATI using this type of configuration, Nvidia do it too! on most cards from mid-range to high-end.

    Personally i think these designs are made so that their gpu's can go into any type of case, big or small. If you were to leave all that hot air lingering in a small case with average airflow its sure to spike temperatures considerably.

    In my current Antec P182 case, by CPU temps rose by 5deg just from the heat that was coming off the back a previous HD4870. I can't imagine how much it would increase if i was pumping the heat off the gpu back into the case.
     
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    I noticed a 1-2 degree increase at most on mine. Often enough it's negligible.
     
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    I'll picking one of these up when they're available here. :thumbup: Mainly for the superior sound:cooling ratio.
     
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    It's a pity we can't get cpu hsf that draw 300 watts of heat.
     
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    The Arctic Cooling website says these are going to be $70 US. Which is $108 AUD automatically, and because were Australia, these things will be minimum $150 AUD on release :thumbdn:.
     
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    All I can say is about damn time :lol: to bad I'm going to go WC now :D
     
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    Honestly i think it will be under $100 bucks, i don't see much of them moving if australian stores start selling them for over that price.
     
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    Considering the CM V10 is $199..
     
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    But that's just retarded :lol:..i tend to stay away from extreme cases of stupidity by a manufacturers like coolermaster.
     
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    Hahaha, too true.
     
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    Generally my limit for air cooling a CPU is around the $100 dollar mark, for GPU's its usually lower. Obviously not everyone feels the same :lol:
     
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    That cooler looks sexy, for sure.

    Now if only there was a decent air cooler for GTX 285 cards. :( I have not found any.
     
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    The stock coolers for those cards are pretty good stock.

    But they are making a cooler for the GTX 200 series of cards as well :D See my existing thread Nova: http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=747478

    Cheers.
     
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