Arctic Cooling has just adjusted its Accelero XTREME series of high-end replacement coolers to suit both the new GTX 285 as well as the GTX 280. It is also compatible with GTX 260 graphics cards.
If you're looking for a cooler running card whilst also being much quieter during load conditions, but don't want to have to resort to water cooling, then this is your answer. The cooler is equipped with three large 92mm PWM fans which operate from 1 to 2,000rpms depending on the temperature of the card. Five heat-pipes further assist in heat dissipation and it's said to drop temps by up to 31c over the stock reference cooler.
Even with three 92mm fans, the Accelero XTREME GTX 280 manages to keep the noise level extremely low. ARCTIC COOLING's signature low noise impeller and patented fan holder are equipped to lower the noise level. Controlled by PWM signal, the fans run just the necessary speed in order to offer sufficient cooling at the lowest possible noise level. Even at full fan speed, the Accelero XTREME GTX 280 generates only 0.5 Sone of noise, a much quieter and better performance than the standard cooler and other aftermarket coolers.
The new Accelero XTREME GTX 280 comes with a 6 year warranty and will become available in March at an MSRP of $54.95USD.
The Accelero XTREME GTX 280 is equipped with three 92mm PWM fans that run from 1,000 to 2,000 RPM. Together with five heatpipes, the Accelero XTREME GTX 280 achieves 250 Watt cooling capacity - 31°C lower th an the stock cooler. This exceptional cooling performance will not only bring enthusiasts an ultimate overclocking experience, but it also extends the service life of your valuable graphics card.