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Force3D's Radeon HD 4000-series graphics cards get Accelero Twin Turbo cooling

by Parm Mann on 30 July 2008, 15:14

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If you're in the market for a Radeon HD 4850 or Radeon HD 4870 and high-quality air cooling matters most, take a look at Force3D's latest concoction:

Yep, Force3D, a relatively new start-up in the graphics-card market, is one of the first to slap Arctic Cooling's Accelero Twin Turbo cooler to its Radeon HD 4000-series graphics cards.

Whilst its regular Radeon HD 4870 performs well without adding anything new to the mix, this Twin Turbo edition looks a tad more interesting.

Force3D states that the cooler will lower temperatures by 26 degrees C, whilst keeping noise below six sones. That's the kind of cooling that will allow "enthusiasts to elevate overclocking potential to new heights," says the Hong Kong-based manufacturer.

The cards feature four heatpipes, 30 fins, and two PWM-controlled 80mm fans that are capable of speeds between 1200rpm and 2000rpm, providing a maximum 120watts cooling performance.

There's no word on pricing just yet, but both the Radeon HD 4850 and Radeon HD 4870 will be available in Accelero Twin Turbo form in the very near future.

Official press release: Force3D introduces Accelero Twin Turbo

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Unfortunately, it will require 3 slots, the only disadvantage to the AC S1 with a fan.
That doesn't look to take up more than 2 slots to me… I have the AC S1 rev2 with the turbo module and it only takes up 2 slots as well :)
The graphics card and cooler take up more than 1 slot each. How do they attach a fan without it taking up a further slot, especially with the cover sticking out as it does on the AC TT?

“whilst keeping noise below six sones”

I guess that means its so loud they have used an obscure unit of measurement to confuse people :P

Everyone has used “dB” to denote fan speed noise since PC fans were rated by noise level……

Anyone have any idea at all the approx noise level in dB from this thing?
Sone is a measure of perceived loudness, I've come across it before in measurements of acceptable sound levels for the work place. According to wikipedia the unit has been around since the 1930's, not too obscure.

Anyway according to the wikipedia table here, 6 sone would be equivalent to an SPL measurement in the region of 60 to 80 dB. Which is rubbish for a cooler. I think that must be a mistake since lots of reviews have said the Accelero with a fan is fairly quiet. I'm quite interested to see this product reviewed.