Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 - Passive Graphics Cooler

Introduction, Packaging, Package and Specification

Introduction

Founded pretty recently in 2001, Arctic Cooling have built a reputation of being able to quietly cool your GPU very well. Swiss engineered and Chinese manufactured they have really dominated the market in VGA cooling, as well as putting out some very nice CPU coolers.

The Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 is a passive heatpipe solution for a whole range of GPU's. With that in mind we took the rather noisy heatsink of one of our test PC's and put it to the test.

Packaging

Arctic Cooling have gone with the blister style of packaging that many cooling manufacturers are picking for their products nowadays. Not only is this great for ease of opening for the consumer, but it allows you to see what you're buying before you buy it.

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With a very minimalistic style of packaging Arctic Cooling have let the S2 speak for itself. It certainly looks impressive in it's sheer size.

Package

Arctic Cooling have included everything you will need in the package of the S2, included is:

* 8 x RAM sinks
* 1 x PCI backplate
* Screws and plastic holders
* 1 x Arctic Cooling Case Sticker
* 1 x Instruction Manual

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With plenty of heatsinks for onboard RAM and everything you would need to get the cooler installed on any of the supported cards listed you can't be disappointed with the package.

Specification

Taken from Arctic Cooling's website

Heat Sink: 140(L) x 188(W) x 32(H) mm
Heat pipe: 6 mm x 2
Weight: 202 g
Accessories: 8 Memory Heat Sinks
Warranty: 6 Years

Application:

ATI:
X1650, X1600, X1550, X1300, X1050 series
X850, X800, X700, X600, X550, X300 series
9XXX series

nVIDIA:
GeForce 7600, 7300, 6600 series
FX 5950, 5900, 5700 (Ultra) series
FX 5600, 5500, 5200 series
GeForce 4 Ti, MX series

With a broad range of GPU's supported on the S2, and pretty much most of the rest of the current (including the x1900 and 8800) cards supported on the Accelero S1, Arctic Cooling have done well on compatibility.

Right now let's take a look at the cooler...
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Most Recent Comments

21-05-2007, 11:26:49

FarFarAway
GFX card too hot? Annoyed at fan noise?

Arctic Cooling may have a solution

21-05-2007, 11:32:14

DavidT
Awesome Review

And WOW, 37C using an entirely passive cooler? That's pretty damn nice!

How heavy is that thing btw? I looks like it would put a lot of stress on the card.

21-05-2007, 11:35:17

FarFarAway
I know I was quite honestly shocked. I had to check and double check the figures

21-05-2007, 11:35:28

Ham
Jeeze thats big. You rekon it could cope with the load of an 8800 though kemp? Maybe if you added a fan?

21-05-2007, 11:36:41

FarFarAway
Well the S1 has 4 heatpipes and an add-in fan module so i would guess you'd be ok.

21-05-2007, 23:41:54

PV5150
Wow that is insanely large, but awesome temps. Great review as usual Kemp

20-12-2007, 15:34:28

fenacv
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