VGA Cooler Roundup April 2006

Cooling/VGA & Other Cooling by jmke @ 2006-04-24

6 different VGA coolers are tested in our latest roundup, products from Arctic Cooling, Sytrin and Zalman stressed using an XFX 7800GT running at default and overclocked speeds, while each heatsink is tested at different fan speeds and GPU temperature and noise readings are recorded. What cooler will suite you best? Read on to find out.

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Zalman VF900-Cu: Spec/Install

Zalman VF900-Cu

Zalman silent computing solutions have evolved with the time also, starting out with passive coolers for VGA cards, they’ve now introduced a heat pipes equipped and actively cooled compact heatsink to cool the high end VGA cards of today.

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The VF900-Cu has an impressive compatibility list:

  • ATI Radeon 9*** Series (except 9550/9600)
  • ATI Radeon X*** Series
  • ATI X1300 Series
  • ATI X1600 Series
  • ATI X1900 Series
  • ATI X1800 Series

  • NVIDIA Geforce4 MX Series
  • NVIDIA Geforce FX 5200
  • NVIDIA Geforce FX 5500
  • NVIDIA Geforce FX 5600(FX 5700)
  • NVIDIA Geforce FX 5900 Series
  • NVIDIA Geforce FX 5950 Series
  • NVIDIA Geforce 6600 Series (except 6600 AGP Series)
  • NVIDIA Geforce 7900 Series
  • NVIDIA Geforce 7800 Series (except 7800GS)
  • NVIDIA Geforce 6800 Series

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    The VF900-Cu comes with a fan controller which allows you to let the integrated fan spin 1350-2400rpm. The base is very well finished and overall product quality is excellent;

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    After you’ve placed the stand offs in the correct mounting holes on the VF900-Cu you push them through the 4 holes around the GPU core and then screw the heatsink in place. A series of small heatsinks which come with double sided tape need to be stuck to the memory chips of the VGA card.

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    The installation is completely tool less and quite easy once you’ve got the stand offs in the correct holes on the unit.

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