Thermalright V1 Ultra
In the V1 Ultra’s box you’ll find a detailed installation guide, thermal paste, mounting gear and a collection of memory heatsinks and thermal pads.
The heatsink dissipates the heat at both sides of your VGA card, as the unit “sandwiches” your card between it:
The included 80mm fan is low profile (15mm) and spins at 2500rpm@12v.
The fan is actually mounted at the rear of the VGA card (bottom) and not on the front side where the GPU is (top). An additional 80mm can be installed at this Top side by use of zip-ties.Installation
The V1 Ultra can be installed on a wide range of VGA cards
thanks to its flexible mounting system, the downside is a rather cumbersome installation process; you first place a custom bracket around the GPU core, and then screw the heatsink in place, much like some CPU cooler install methods.
With the heatsink in place it looks like this:
It’s still quite low profile, although the fan at back is sticking out a bit:
SLI on motherboards where the PCIe slots are a bit further apart should be possible if you arrange the fan’s mounting;
As mentioned before, with zip-ties we were able to mount a normal size 80x80x25mm fan to the top of the heatsink (gpu side):
Let’s find out how they performed ->