It’s been a long time since I’ve swapped a cooler on my video card, my 7870 is fine at keeping the noise low but I know there are loud cards out there, I’ve had them. Arctic has just announced their latest product to keep those video cards quiet, the Accelero S3 which can be truly silent as it can be used 100% passive without a fan. You can add fans though if you want or need the extra cooling performance or you might want to overclock your card. The Accellero S3 will work with most cards out there and has a price tag of about $40 on Amazon. Details below for you..
With the Accelero S3 comes a passive graphics card cooler which can cope with demanding cards! The new silent champion further improves the outstanding results of its predecessor S1 PLUS.
Thanks to its patented heatsink design, the Accelero S3 is capable to cool even graphics cards of the calibre of an R7-260X or a GTX 660 entirely passive. Equipped with an add-on fan, the cooling capacity of the Accelero S3 can be upgraded even to 200 Watts.
For previously unknown VRM and RAM cooling performance, ARCTIC has developed and patented a back side cooler. This not only keeps the board and all components around the GPU on low temperature, but also offers significant advantages during installation. Up to now the attaching of different cooling elements with thermal glue was necessary. Thanks to the innovative back side plate this is a thing of the past. Without any thermal glue the graphics card can be returned to its original condition any time without leaving marks or residues.
Silence enthusiasts will definitely love the Accelero S3. As a passive cooler, it is completely noise-free while keeping the graphics card working under reasonable temperature.
QUICK FACTS Accelero S3 High-End Passive Graphics Card Cooler
Patented back side cooler lowers RAM and VRM temperature
Unmatched cooling performance – up to 200 Watts with Turbo Module
Cools even demanding boards completely passively
Installation without thermal glue
Product page: http://www.arctic.ac/us_en/accelero-s3.html
The Accelero S3 is now available for a price of USD$ 39.99 at Amazon.