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Graphics Card Coolers Tested

Graphics Card Coolers Tested

Don't forget to review how we tested on the first page. We've graphed the Scythe Setsugen, as we did test it - unfortunately, it's now end of life. Coolers that score a 0 failed and allowed the card to overheat.

ATI Radeon HD 4890 Results

Arranged by 100% GPU Load Delta T value

  • Akasa Vortexx Neo
  • Akasa Freedom Force
  • ATI Reference Cooler
  • Thermalright Spitfire (with 4890 VRM)
    • 24
    • 47
    • 18
    • 49
    • 40
    • 52
    • 17
    • 53
0
10
20
30
40
50
delta T (°C) (lower is better)
  • Idle
  • Load

ATI Radeon HD 5870 Results

Arranged by 100% GPU Load Delta T value

  • Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev 2
  • Scythe Setsugen (high-speed)
  • Thermalright T-Rad 2
  • Scythe Musashi (high-speed)
  • Alpenfohn Heidi
  • Arctic Cooling L2 Pro (12V)
  • Scythe Musashi (low-speed)
  • ATI Reference Cooler
  • Arctic Cooling L2 Pro (7V)
  • Arctic Cooling Twin Turbo Pro (7V)
  • Arctic Cooling Twin Turbo Pro (12V)
    • 9
    • 34
    • 11
    • 38
    • 8
    • 38
    • 12
    • 46
    • 12
    • 49
    • 12
    • 55
    • 15
    • 59
    • 17
    • 65
    • 17
    • 69
    • 9
    • 0
    • 12
    • 0
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
delta T (°C) (lower is better)
  • Idle
  • Load

Nvidia GeForce GTX 280 Results

Arranged by 100% GPU Load Delta T value

  • Arctic Cooling GTX Pro
  • Scythe Setsugen (high-speed)
  • Nvidia Reference Cooler
  • Akasa Freedom Force
  • Alpenfohn Heidi
    • 15
    • 47
    • 15
    • 50
    • 29
    • 63
    • 16
    • 0
    • 17
    • 0
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
delta T (°C) (lower is better)
  • Idle
  • Load

For what these numbers mean, check our our results analysis.