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Arctic Cooling Shows Off Accelero-Xtreme

Swiss maker of coolers, Arctic Cooling, is expanding its product line by introducing a new graphics card cooler. The new Xtreme series will appear in two version, supporting ATI and Nvidia cards. While the Nvidia version is designed for use with G80 cards 8800 GT, GTX and Ultra, its ATI counterpart is only compatible with the Radeon HD 2900 XT.

The Accelero Xtreme

Outwardly, the two coolers appear to be nearly identical, differing only in the way they are mounted. Five heatpipes ensure that the heat produced by the GPU is dissipated through 107 cooling fins. No less than three fans provide airflow to the heatsinks, using pulse width modulation (PWM) to regulate their speed. The fans spin at between 1500 and 2500 rpm, providing a maximum airflow of 107 m³ per hour.

The back of the ATI version of the Accelero Xtreme

Arctic Cooling claims this cooler can cope with up to 240 Watts of heat dissipation, thanks to airflow optimizations. Also, it is meant to lower the GPU temperature by at least 20° C compared to stock coolers, making it an ideal choice for overclockers. According to the manufacturer's specifications, the cooler weighs 440 grams and is rated at a thermal resistance of only 0.14 K/W.

A breakdown of the Accelero Xtreme

Thanks to the PWM regulation, the three fans are very quiet. Additionally, a specially patented mounting suspension is meant to reduce fan vibrations to a minimum.

Coolers are available in stores at around €35.

Hall 21, StandB17

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