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Arctic Cooling Introduce Accelero Xtreme

Category: Cooling, Gaming, Manufacturers, VGA Cooling
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Releasing a product with an 'Xtreme' qualifier has been popular with a number of manufacturers, and why we can't use the regular spelling I don't know (maybe that wouldn't be 'Extreme' enough?). It seems Arctic Cooling is the latest to jump onto this product naming band wagon, with the release of its Accelero Xtreme graphics card coolers. The Accelero Xtreme comes in two variants, the '2900' model being designed for use with ATI HD2900 series cards, and the '8800' model being for use with the 8800Ultra, GTX and GTS/GT (G80). The first question I find myself asking is why release a new high end cooler for cards that are essentially a generation old already? I guess Arcitic Cooling must think the demand is there, so what does the new Accelero Xtreme have to offer?

Both models of the Xtreme bear a resemblance to earlier models in the series (S1 and S2), although taking on a longer and slightly thinner profile than the S1. AC manage to pack in an impressive 5 heatpipes, 107 cooling fins and 3 80mm PWM fans, so cooling potential definitely isn't lacking here, and with a claimed heat dissipation of up to 240W it should be able to handle pretty much anything you can throw at it. Of course, as with most of AC's products, those fans are likely to be almost silent. The Accelero Xtreme 2900 comes with an MSRPof $49.90 and the 8800 version comes in at $47.90. It will be a tough job living up to the very popular S1, but it does look like it offers consumers an 'Xtreme' solution (no matter how much that name may grate with some).



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