ARCTIC COOLING Accelero Twin Turbo Pro Review

Editor: David Mitchelson  Date: 21-03-10   11 Comment(s) - Join the discussion here
Introduction

Product on Review: ARCTIC COOLING Accelero Twin Turbo Pro
Manufacturer and Sponsor: ARCTIC COOLING
Street Price: £25-30



Stock graphics card coolers aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be. For the average gamer or system user graphic card temperatures won’t be something that will even capture their attention, they may not even uncover these type of attributes – why would they need to? For the system builder, hardware enthusiast and hardcore gamer however, temperatures and sound are important. Especially so if you are wanting to squeeze even more performance out of your graphics card by overclocking it past its specified clock settings.

Over the years these kind of requirements have led to the formation of a group of products known as after-market coolers. There are currently three or more companies that engineer such products to actively improve the thermal performance in the graphics card department. One of these companies is ARCTIC COOLING. If you haven’t heard of them, they have been around little under 10 years and are known in the community as the thermal cooling experts - without doubt.

It’s not just a question of lowest temperatures though, noise is a big player. How loud a cooler operates at is important to a lot of individuals including myself. This is another of ARCTIC COOLING’s award-winning facets. They know how to cool your chip and they can do it quietly!

Building on the successful Accelero product range ARCTIC COOLING launched the Twin Turbo Pro at the beginning of this year with added compatibility for the ATI HD4890 and HD5870. Today I will be taking a good look at this new arrival and slotting it onto a HD5870 to see if it really does shave off the high temperatures this card gives out. Excited? You should be, if their previous Accelero products are anything to go by we are in for a real treat.



This is what ARCTIC COOLING have to say about the Accelero Twin Turbo Pro:

As an upgraded version of the renowned Accelero TWINTURBO, this multi-compatible cooler is equipped with dual 92mm PWM fans and 4 heatpipes to reinforce its cooling performance. In addition, its excellent acoustic design minimises noise production, offering a powerful yet quiet operation for gamers with different high-eng VGA cards.


Features
• Unmatched cooling performance - 120 Watts
• Dual ultra quiet 92mm PWM fans with low noise impeller
• Excellent heat dissipation via 4 heatpipes
• RAM and voltage regulator cooling
• Pre-applied MX-2
• Multi-compatible with high-end VGA cards

Dimensions 213 L x 115 W x 49 H mm
Fan 92mm x 2 fans
Fan speed 1000 - 2000 RPM (controlled by PWM)
Air flow 54 CFM / 92m3/h
Max. Cooling Capacity 120 Watts
Bearing Fluid Dynamic Bearing
Weight 446g
Patents DE 20307981, US 7101149
Warranty 6 year
Manufacturer code DCACO-V3400-BLA01
EAN-Code 0872767002517

Compatibility

ATI Radeon
HD 5870
HD 4890, 4870, 4850, 4830
HD 4770
HD 3870, 3850
HD 2900XT, 2900 Pro
X1950, X1900 series
X1800, X1650 series
X1600, X1550 series
X1300 series

nVIDIA GeForce
GT240, GTS250
GTS150 (not LP), GT130 (not LP)
9800GTX+, 9800GTX, 9800GT
9600GT, 9600GSO
9500GT (not LP), 9400GT (not LP)
8800GTS(G92), 8800GT, 8800GS
8500GT (not LP), 8400GS (not LP)
7950GT, 7900, 7800, 7600 series
6800, 6600 series


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