Arctic Cooling officially debuts the Accelero Hybrid, a new VGA cooler that combines air with liquid cooling. Full specifications and details can be read at Arctic (PDF).
The firm claims this cooler keeps a GeForce GTX 680 at 44°C (at 2000RPM) versus 69.9°C with the stock cooler (at 2000RPM), with an ambient temperature of 25°C. Additionally, noise level is said to be 0.4 Sone versus 3.7 Sone with the stock cooler.
The pricing is kinda high though, the Accelero Hybrid has a MSRP of $179.99 / 135.67EUR (excl. VAT).
ARCTIC is proud to release its new graphics card cooler - the Accelero Hybrid. It combines air and liquid solution which offer 25.9°C better cooling performance and 9 times quieter than a stock cooler. Unlike many other VGA Liquid Cooling Solutions (LCS) that are restricted for use on a specific graphics card, this cooler is compatible with a vast range of graphics cards. The Accelero Hybrid provides an optimal cooling capacity of up to 320 Watts in total silence.
In perfect alignment with the spirit of innovation, ARCTIC developed the first integrated air and
liquid VGA cooler in the market – the Accelero Hybrid. It offers an all-in-one solution with 200%
cooling performance and 9 times quieter than the stock cooler. While existing VGA Liquid Cooling
Solutions (LCS) are restricted to a specific graphics card, this cooler is compatible to a vast range
of NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards.
The copper cold plate on the pump is ideal for excellent thermal conductivity. Its
120 mm PWM fan (F12) also compliments the cooling performance of the heat
exchanger. With four different airflow directions possible, you can install the 120
mm PWM fan accordingly to improve the overall cooling efficiency. The closedloop
liquid system is maintenance-free and offers nearly effortless installation.
With its aerodynamically-designed Active Cooling Unit and comprehensive
set of RAM and VR heatsinks, the airflow and heat dissipation efficiency is
simply maximized. Surprisingly, it has a minimum weight of only 363 grams
so your graphics card is unburdened.
In essence, you can enjoy a high-performance and silent integrated air and liquid cooling solution
for a vast range of graphics cards with absolute ease.
The Accelero Hybrid comes with a two -year limited warranty with MSRP at 179.99 USD/ 135.67
EUR, excluding VAT.