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Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme IV
8.6 out of 10

Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme IV

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Overall 6
6.0

works good IIIIIF it fits

Dennis P., Newegg
1 July 2015
  • Summary: This cooler is probably compatible with about any single GPU video card, as long as their is NO component interference. It is kind of expensive though and the back cooler add on doesn't really work in the real world.
  • Pros: cools excellent after it seats in/tames the interface. At first I was skeptical as the temps on this older 6000 series card just kept climbing. Eventually the interface started to work and the cooler it's self works well.
  • Cons: the extra cooler attachment/fin set didn't get installed because of it's size. I've found that its not compatible with very many MB's unless you single card it OR your board is only meant for one video card/no SLI/C Fire.. In my CF system, I didn't need one of these on the secondary card, the pri...
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Overall 10
10

Blew away my expectations!

Randy S., Newegg
23 June 2015
  • Summary: I was skeptical because of some of the reviews here. I'm not sure if some people just didn't install this correctly or not. I have a 780ti with a reference cooler, in order to keep my card below the throttling threshold I had to kick the fan up to almost 80% and it sounded like a jet engine.
  • Pros: Extremely Quiet. Amazing temps on Idle and Load.
  • Cons: Instructions are a bit lacking. Very Large.
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Overall 2
2.0

Misleading Information

Raymond T., Newegg
6 May 2015
  • Summary: Their cooling products are great, make no mistake (had Xtreme III), but the misleading information that made me go through this hellish ordeal is painful. Now I have to reinstall my original cooler and make sure everything's fine.
  • Pros: Probably reduces the temperatures by a lot.
  • Cons: - Major incompatibility with the Gigabyte 970 G1 Gaming (was confirmed it would be compatible by AC) - Misleading information provided by Arctic Cooling representative - Poor instructions Since the GPU is shifted more to the right, and the memory chips/VRMs are on the left side of the PCB, the pr...
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Overall 8
8.0

Cools GPU and vRAM well. VRM, not so much.

Brandon P., Newegg
15 April 2015
  • Summary: - Reference model nVidia GTX TITAN X - Use Coolaboratory Liquid Ultra on the GPU die. Provides much better temperatures when compared to the MX-4 that comes on the heatsink. - People have reported issues of installing this on motherboards with thermal armor (such as the Sabertooth Z77 that I have).
  • Pros: - Provides excellent contact between heatsink and GPU die. - Lowered my core temperature from 85C on full load to 60C on full load (when compared to the stock cooler on a reference model nVIdia GTX TITAN X) - Heatsink is copper and very flat. Very few scratches and indentations. - Heatsink comes ...
  • Cons: - Hassle to install. Included directions are not very helpful. I had to refer to YouTube videos to get clarification on a couple of the steps. - Not enough thermal pads to cover all the hot components. After covering the 12 vRAM chips, I had very little to spare for the GPU phases and VRM. - Sinc...
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Overall 6
6.0

single card systems

Dennis P., Newegg
6 April 2015
  • Summary: It's a lot of tinkering to assemble this contraption just to cool with air. Sellers are just wanting to liquidate old tech from their shelves. If the price comes down on these dramatically, then I'd advise their value as killer coolers, but with the water kits out(albeit over priced as well) these...
  • Pros: cools fairly well as it should for it's size. Quality fans
  • Cons: the system they engineered here is functional but over sized for the given video card(s).The back side cooler is a good idea IF it can be fitted into your case and the metal holding system is an iffy afterthought. Makes for more problems with the cross fire system, it blocks the cross fire connec...
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Overall 10
10

Quieter and 20C cooler

Michel R., Newegg
22 March 2015
  • Summary: This will reduce the sound and temperature of the GPU for sure if well installed
  • Pros: HD Radeon 7950 down from 82C to 62C while running heaven benchmark. Quieter than even the gigabyte windforce 3 fans, which was replaced by this.
  • Cons: Somewhat long and unclear process to install when following supplied instructions. Good thing there is good online resources. Quite big too, won't fit all cases (did fit bitfenix phantom M).
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Overall 10
10

Must Buy for R9 290

mark d., Newegg
11 February 2015
  • Pros: This thing is COOL! It brought my temps from 190F+ to 140F. This is a must buy!
  • Cons: Could be some better instructions.
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Overall 2
2.0

700$ later

Clay S., Newegg
3 February 2015
  • Pros: Silent and cool
  • Cons: It destroyed my 780Ti Card cooked it So beware if you buy it the instructions are terrible there was remnants of thermal paste all over when i opened it up
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Overall 10
10

Awesomeness!!!

Anonymous, Newegg
7 August 2014
  • Summary: I have this cooler installed on my MSI 280X Gaming 3GB. Which, despite the card being "too wide" according to the manual(more than 98mm), works almost perfectly with it. The only slight incapitibility issue there is not being able to install the "graphics card holder"(because of the card's extra...
  • Pros: -Super quiet -Highly efficient -Versatile -Great Bang/$ ratio -+45 MHz max core OC vs. stock cooler(and that's without having the back-side heatsink installed, due to mobo design)
  • Cons: -Fans are too slow for my taste(I wish 100% was 3000 or 4000 rpm...instead of 2000 rpm)
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Overall 8
8.0

It works.

Thomas Q., Newegg
1 August 2014
  • Summary: If you have a reference cooled R9 290x, pick up some heatsinks for the VRM and Ram chips, for a little extra headroom. Cooler will probably work without them, but overclocking the Ram etc. could present problems.
  • Pros: I installed the Arctic Accelero Extreme IV on a Visiontek R9 290x with revised heatsink, and it works great. Essentially if you have a R9 290x with a "2nd gen heatsink" like on my card, there will already be heatsinks on VRM chips and Ram and a passive cooling backplate from the factory. This all...
  • Cons: One of the gpu mount screws stripped, but still worked enough to mount cooler. Metal bracket surrounding the coolers "cold plate" the part that touches the gpu, flexes under very little screw tension. Essentially I think the cooler and screws are made from junk metal. All different grades of stee...
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