Testing Methodology and Thermal Results
To test the effectiveness of this and every cooler on the charts I used Unigine Heaven Bench to stress to the cards. As for the setting for each run, I set it to run windowed mode at 1280 X 1024 resolution with AA and AF levels maxed out. This was allowed to run for an hour so I was secure in the fact that I had reached the maximum temperatures for each cooler. To record the temperatures, fan speeds and percentages and all other vitals I used GPU-z. To move from stock clocks and fan slopes I used MSI Afterburner to move from the stock clocks of 732/950/1464 (core/memory/shaders) to the overclock I used of 900/950/1800. I didn't push the memory much as I didn't find an overvolt feature for them and the speed doesn't deliver much more heat all on the same voltage. To make sure the playing field was level; all three of the coolers used in this round were tested under a 26 degree Celsius reading.
Also I did address the fact of using two fans in a push/pull configuration with a fan off my shelf that offered as close to 74 CFM as I had available. The extra fan was rated to 80CFM, but it was as close as I could get without grossly overshooting the levels of the F12 PWM that was included.
At idle the Hybrid was outshined a bit by the much more affordable Thermalright Shaman. Now one big thing in this is that I had to mod my Shaman to fit, whereas the Accelero Hybrid fit the GTX 570 right out of the box. The real saving grace here is when I ran dual fans and the Hybrid then jumped ahead of the Thermalright a couple of degrees. In all honestly, as far as I'm concerned, all of these idle temperatures are pretty good and this end of the cooling isn't so much where my concerns are.
Without the overclock applied the Shaman steps just in front of the Accelero Hybrid in the single fan configuration, but once we added a second fan the ARCTIC solution moved down another five degrees to top the chart. The same thing was found when the overclock was applied. The Shaman was five degrees better until the second fan was added, then the Hybrid pulled ahead by three degrees over it. As for the Galaxy stock cooler results, well, they are just sad really in comparison.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note7 pictured in the wild
- ASRock X299E-ITX/ac: up to 12C/24T CPU power in ITX form
- Gionee announces three new smartphones
- AMD Ryzen powered QNAP NAS spotted at Computex
- MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z spotted
- Lian Li PC-Q25B - distance between stand and edge of case
- LaCie Bolt3 2TB Thunderbolt 3 Review
- Asrock X99 Extreme11 reports only 48GB instead of 64 GB
- H270m Pro4 Can't boot with my SSD, stuck on splash
- Gigabyte z170 UD5: Question about Voltage Spikes/Offset
- Qualcomm fuels IoT growth by currently delivering more than 1 million chips a day into a wide range of connected applications
- Team Group announces theme for COMPUTEX 2017 showcase: go beyond the limit and reach for the top
- SAPPHIRE announces PULSE Radeon RX 560 graphics card
- ELITEGROUP computer to stand out at Computex for its smart campus deployment, robotic technology, education laptops, tablets, mini PC, and motherboards
- ADATA Shares a Symphony of Technology at Computex 2017