Summary: Arctic , previously known as Arctic Cooling has a long reputation in creating silent yet very powerfull cooling components. This all at an afforcable price. Most known are the versatile GPU coolers. Versatile as most models can be used on a wide range of reference PCBs. This being it ATI/AMD or Nvidia based. Today we received their brand new revised version of the Accelero Extreme Plus. Well you guessed it this slightly revamped version is called the Plus II.
Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME Plus VGA Cooler Review
25 March 2011
Summary: The Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME Plus is the bigger brother of the
. It has the same problem found on that cooler, the lack of a backplate to make the installation more reliable, even more because the XTREME Plus is bigger and heavier than the Turbo Pro. It is also too big and may not fit in some cases: keep this in mind before buying it (it will need 11.4" or 290 mm clearance).
The performance of the Accelero XTREME Plus was simply unbelievable.
Summary: The GTX465 may run cooler than other Fermi-based graphics cards, but that doesn't mean you might not want to think about adding an aftermarket solution to protect your investment and cool things off even more. The Accelero XTREME Plus does an excellent job of keeping the GPU core very cool under fire. It also runs so quietly that you'd never know it was running unless you put your hand near it to feel the air moving.
Pros: » Universal mounting for multiple platforms, » Super quiet fans move a lot of air, » Pre-applied high-end thermal compound, » Works with existing power socket on video card - no need for a converter
Cons: » Mounting hardware may not be available, » Requires thermal adhesive for attaching heatsinks, » Card takes up three slots once installed, » May be too long for some cases
Excerpt: Often, within the reviews of video cards, we said that the standard heat sinks were attached not only to lower expectations, but almost completely useless. Ridiculous performance, limited ability to overclock, maximum noise and a design that does not convince anyone. The only solution for those who bought a VGA from 200 € up is to buy a sink in addition to more lending.
Conclusion: While it might not be the cheapest chiller in the world, it’s far less expensive than some rediculous CPU setups out there and is certainly cheaper than installing a full WC loop which wouldn’t deliver much better temperatures than this. The Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus – what a mouthful – is a fantastic performing GPU cooler that’s quiet and looks good. What more do you need?
Pros: Excellent performance, trounces stock cooler, Looks good, Very Quiet
Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME Plus Review (tested with O/C 5870)
11 September 2010
Excerpt: 1 Flares 1 Flares × If you share our mindset, then no matter what cooling you have, it will never be enough. With graphics cards getting faster and hotter all the time, manufacturers are releasing third party coolers on a regular basis … these offer lower running temperatures and reduced noise levels. If you are a demanding enthusiast, then reference solutions really just don’t make the grade anymore.
Summary: Immer wenn wir uns eine
neue Grafikkarte besorgen, dauert es nur wenige Tage,
bis wir Ausschau nach einem passenden Alternativkühler halten. Bei der
Geforce GTX 560Ti 448 musste natürlich der Preis niedrig gehalten
werden, was wir auch verstehen. Der verbaute Kühler ist somit dem Preis angemessen und
vor einen Betrieb völlig ausreichend. Wer aber leise VGA Kühler gewohnt ist,
wird den Originalkühler nicht lange aushalten.
Excerpt: Introdução Qualquer placa gráfica actual vem equipada com um dissipador uma vez que os processadores gráficos de hoje atingem temperaturas muito elevadas. No entanto, nem todos os dissipadores são iguais e as marcas, para não sobrelevarem o preço final dos seus produtos, muitas vezes se dão ao trabalho de mudar os dissipadores de referência que, por norma, são apenas medianos a arrefecer e atingem níveis de ruído bastante elevados.
Excerpt: Vorwort : Immer wenn uns eine neue Grafikkarte ins Haus flattert, müssen wir uns gleichzeitig um einen passenden Alternativ-Kühler umsehen. Die Grafikkarten-Hersteller haben keine Lust, Zeit und Geld in teure und effektive Kühlung zu investieren. Nebenbei müssen VGA-Kühler-Hersteller auch ihr Geld verdienen. Ein kleines Abkommen wird es da bestimmt geben.