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Xigmatek Bifrost VD1065 VGA Cooler - Testing and Results

Chad's back with another VGA cooler for the test bench. Time to wind it up and see how the dual-fan Bifrost goes under a good amount of pressure.

| Video Card Colers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 7, 2009 5:22 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Xigmatek

Testing and Results

 

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So we all know what we are dealing with, here is a GPU-Z screen shot of my BIOS modded 9800GTX+. Plenty of clock to give these coolers a workout.

 

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The test I chose to torture the coolers was Ozone3D's Furmark. Testing was run in stability mode for twenty minutes, both with all of the coolers tested. At this point I just click go and wait for the results.

 

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After my last test with the Zerotherm, I noticed the stock cooler could use some cleaning and polishing. After a bit of work, I obtained these results and changed the chart to reflect these results as stock.

 

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Results from the Xigmatek Balder are a bit of a disappointment. I would have expected better temps from a cooler utilizing dual 100mm fans.

 

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Once all the coolers are grouped together, we can see that the Bifrost isn't the worst performer on the list. I don't mind the forty-five degree idle temperature, but the load temperature being only seven degrees cooler than stock makes me think twice about choosing this cooler.

 

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