Zalman VF900-CU Quiet Dual Heatpipe VGA Cooler- Replaces the Zalman VF700 Series Quiet VGA Coolers- Replaced by the Zalman VF950-LED Quiet Dual Heatpipe VGA Cooler
Anyone who has heard the noise of ATI's and nVidia's latest stock graphics card coolers you will know how much noise they generate. This is why Zalman continue to provide high-end performance products that not only perform better than the stock coolers but are also far quieter. When running at the slowest fan speed Zalman's VF900 produces only 18.5 dB(A). You would need to be very close to the cooler to be able to hear it: it is that quiet!
As you can see from the image above, the main visual difference between the VF900 and the VF700 is that there are two heatpipes that run around the circumference of the cooler. Because the heatpipes are also attached to the base of the cooler, the heat is transferred to the edges of the fins much quicker. This better heat distribution makes the VF900 a great performing graphics card cooler.
The VF900's 80mm fan is controlled by a FANMATE2. This controller is able to change the fan speed from 1350 to 2400 RPM, which also affects the amount of noise it produces. This flexibility means you can either have an extremely quiet cooler or one that delivers high performance, or somewhere in between.
The VF900 is compatible with all graphics cards that have push pin holes around the GPU, except the following: ATI 9550 and 9600; nVidia 8800, 6600 AGP and 7800GS; and all Matrox cards. For more information please see Zalman's webpage.
|Heatsink Material||Pure Copper|
|VGA RAM heatsinks supplied||Yes, 8|
|Fan Type||80mm, 2-Ball Bearing|
|Fan Speed||1350 - 2400 RPM|
|Noise Level||18.5 - 25.0 dB(A)|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||96 x 96 x 30 mm|
Awesome GPU cooler!
Wasn't sure whether it would fit or not because it doesn't say anywhere but I bought this for my Powercolor ATI Radeon HD4670 and it fits perfectly. Temps were about 70°c idle and went over 100°c when under load with the noisy stock cooler.
Now temps are 40°c idle and no more than 70°c when under full load. It's totally silent when in idle and still barely audible at all even when it's at full speed. Great product from Zalman, and excellent service from Quietpc.com - arrived 2 days after ordering even though I went with the cheap "up to 7 days" postage.
This cooler is amazing! Totally silent with the fanmate and its dropped the temps on my previously stock cooled 4850 by 35c!