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ZALMAN releases premium AMD Radeon HD 5800-series cooler

by Tarinder Sandhu on 7 April 2010, 13:33

Tags: VF3000A, Zalman (090120.KQ)

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ZALMAN is giving AMD's partners another choice when it comes to cooling reference Radeon HD 5800-series cards.


The just-announced VF3000A sports twin 92mm fans that spin between 1,300rpm and 2,500rpm, with a maximum noise level of 32dBA.

The cooler uses a copper heatsink allied to five copper heatpipes which are in turn connected to an array of aluminium fins.


Downward pressure from the fans also cools the card's memory chips and power-regulation components, ZALMAN says.

It ships with the FAN MATE 2 fan-speed controller and is also supplied with the company's ZM-STG2M thermal grease.

The chunky cooler weighs in at 430g and will, clearly, take up two PCIe slots.  No word on cooling performance or price as yet, though. More information here.


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the question is: is it better than the Prolimatech MK13 or Thermalright Spitfire?
HW_90
the question is: is it better than the Prolimatech MK13 or Thermalright Spitfire?

…or the other cards with enhanced cooling solutions such as the Vapor-X or the Powercolour PCS editions?
There was a period of time around 5 years ago when Zalman practically meant quiet effective cooling, however they seem to have lost this crown quite a while ago.
I'd personally quite like to see if they can still bring something effective to the scene.
GheeTsar
…or the other cards with enhanced cooling solutions such as the Vapor-X or the Powercolour PCS editions?

except both of those use non-ref PCB's
HW_90
except both of those use non-ref PCB's

Yup - I'm (vaguely) interested to know if it is better to buy a standard 5870 and an aftermarket cooler such as this Zalman one or a prebuilt non-ref PCB/cooling system 5870 in terms of cost, noise and thermal performance.