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By: Chris Ramseyer | Video Card Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Apr 2, 2008 4:00 am

Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme 8800


The Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme 8800 is nearly identical to the 2900 model, but a look at the bottom of the unit shows that the two are not interchangeable. As you can see, the triple 80mm fan arrangement was used here and from the top it is difficult to tell the two apart.







• 3 x 80mm PWM Fans


• 5 heatpipes Penetrate 107 Fins


• Optimized air flow


• Patented fan holder eliminates humming noise


• Low noise impeller


• Integrated memory cooling


• Voltage regulator cooling


• Pre-applied MX-2


• Crossfire compatible


• 6 year warranty




NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra


NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX


NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS (G80)


Product Images



The 8800 version of the Accelero Xtreme is packaged just like the 2900. The front is a large plastic window so you can see the cooler and the compatibility information is listed in the top right hand corner.



A general performance statement is listed on the back of the packaging and you can also see the bottom of the VRM heatsinks in a window.



The top of the cooler has the three 80mm fans.



The bottom of the cooler has a larger copper plate than the 2900 offered. Since the 8800 series cards have a larger contact area than the 2900, it makes sense to maximize your surface area when you can.



Here we see the side of the cooler and the fins that remove the heat from the heatpipes. Both the 2900 and 8800 versions plug directly into the graphics cards fan power connectors. We will discuss this further in the article.



On the back side of the cooler we see that the heatpipes run the entire length of the cooler.



The accessory kit for the Accelero Xtreme 8800; notice this time that the VRM coolers are separated into four instead of one long heatsink.


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