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Old 9th August 2006, 16:24   #1
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It's a passively cooled heatsink for high end graphics cards made by a group of women with aerospace engineering knowledge. They've named their first creation, the Condor, we find out if it prevents our VGA card's temperatures from soaring too high.

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Old 9th August 2006, 16:54   #2
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Isn't AC working on a passive cooler as well?

How does it compare to active aftermarket coolers?

Will it be included in the x1900 cooler review?
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A) yes, the Accelero S series, no release date announced yet
B) in what aspect? it's passive, all others are actively cooled. They may beat the price/performance ratio though; this cooler IS for the extreme silence enthusiast.
C) no the model I received was for 7900 series and I managed to break it :/ (hence the *watch out when bending the heatpipes* in bold remark in the review)
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Well, the Accellero X2 is already close to silent at 100% therfore going passive doesn't yield much of an improvement but it might get killer performance with a 120mm fan attached to it.
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Accelero X doesn't fit 7900 GT
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true, but the VF900 does and it can be turned down
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I will see if I can do some VF900 tests on the 7900GT, will report back in this thread. The VF900 is extremely easy to install, no screw driver needed
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X-Bit labs tested the VF900 against the X1900XTX and got 83C with fan at full speed, which is about 7C under the stock.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...0cu-led_6.html

This is the same temp that Aerocase recorded using the passive Condor with only the case fans for cooling.

http://www.aero-case.com/stresstest2.html

I could only guess that a 7900GT would be about the same, with the Condor matching the VF900 (But that would be a great match-up test wouldn't it!)
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Quote:
Originally posted by Rutar
true, but the VF900 does and it can be turned down
I did the test today with the VF900Cu on the 7900GT. (room 25C)

GPU: 59C // CPU: 50C // Chipset: 44C

this was with the Zalman @ 5V where it drops below the noise level of the case fans.

The 7900GT is not a "hot beast" like the X1900XTX and is even easier to cool than the 7800GT
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