What ARCTIC offers here is an
all-in-one watercooling solution for graphics card that also cools
the rest of the PCB/components (VRMs and memory chips) thanks to an
additional fan. The quality is as always at a high level and you get
what you pay for. Talking about the price, this beast is expensive, you
will have to pay around 110 Euros to calm down your HD 7970 with this
awesome cooling system. Awesome because it is simply perfect, top
performance, low noise level, extremely well furnished bundle, low VRM
temps and good build quality, what do you need more?
Mounting the cooler is quite easy
but does take a lot of
time. It may takes a lot of time to mount it on the graphics card but it
is worth it. ARCTIC provides all you need in the bundle and aven more
(lots of spares heatsinks). Heatsinks for VRM, memory chips are made of
aluminium and seemed to be quite efficient as we didn't have higher VRM
temps than using the reference cooler. The mounting kit is very robust
and when the cooler is mounted it doesn't move and provide excellent
pressure on the GPU. Insulation tape and mounting mask are also very
Easy with well done manual
- Pressure on the GPU
- Insulation tape / Mounting mask
Performance is at a very high level
and therefore the cooler managed to keep our
HD 7970's GPU as cool as 58°C under FurMark's Burn test with 30 % fan speed
which is even more impressive when you consider that other coolers failed this test. With fans at 100 %, the GPU was at 48°C
with the Accelero Hybrid., other coolers were capable of only 60°C. So with the
Accelero Hybrid no need to worry about noise level under gaming experience with
only 52°C max while driving the fans at 30 % (almost noiseless). Compared to
other coolers that's awesome as to reach max 52°C you have to drive them at 100
% wich in case of the AMD Stock cooler is like having an airplane taking off just next to you.
Also VRM temps are really good, they stay around 55°C in load.
- Noise level
- VRM Temps
The Accelero Hybrid targets people who
have money in fact. Because the Accelero Hybrid is an expensive alternative
cooling solution but hell it's good!
The ARCTIC Accelero
Hybrid receives the best of the best five out of five stars.