It's been a while since Arctic Cooling introduced a new cooling product but today the firm send word about the Accelero Hybrid III-140, a new hybrid watercooling solution for GPUs. The product features a 140mm radiator, a waterblock with a copper base, a heatsink with 80mm fan for the memory and VRM, and a backplate for extra cooling for the RAM area.
The dedicated VRM heatsinks are attached with screws, you don't have to use thermal glue so you can return the board to its original condition any time.
The whole setup looks rather crude if you ask me but Arctic Cooling claims this will keep AMD's Radeon R9 290 GPU at 46°C versus 94° with the stock cooler, while reducing the noise level from "1 Sone" to "0.3 Sone".
Arctic sells the Accelero Hybrid III-140 via its website for 119.99EUR.
Outstanding Cooling Performance for GPU, RAM & VRM with the Accelero Hybrid III-140
The highly efficient Accelero Hybrid III-140 is the all-in-one package for real performance junkies. It combines Water Cooling Solution for the GPU with a 140 mm radiator and a special VRM and RAM cooling for outstanding power.
With a cooling capacity of 300 watts this powerhouse lowers the temperature of even the most powerful GPU. A particularly large water contact surface ensures that the heat can be dissipated quickly. Special attention is given to the voltage regulator module: Individually made VRM heatsinks for NVIDIA and AMD graphic boards and an 80 mm fan provide not only a long service life but especially a better VRM cooling than ever before. And the random access memory also receives a special treatment: A smaller, specially adapted back plate cools the RAM separately to guarantee best efficiency. A gluing of heatsinks on the graphic card is not necessary.
Extreme performance that does not need loud tones: Through software, the temperature-fan speed curve can be adjusted, whereby you get the temperature and noise level exactly where you want it to be. An improved fan controller and the use of additional filters guarantee a smooth operation with both NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards. The combination of a low noise impeller and the patented fan holder additionally enables a virtually silent operation – even under full load.
QUICK FACTS Accelero Hybrid III-140 Graphics Card Cooler for Enthusiasts
Back-side cooler for lower RAM temperatures
Optimal VRM cooling through dedicated VRM heatsinks and a 80 mm fan for all NVIDIA and AMD grahic boards
Arctic will ship dedicated versions of its Accelero Hybrid III-140 cooler for the R9-290(X), R9-280(X), GTX 780, GTX 770 and GTX 980 (Ti), each of these models has an optimized VRM cooling heatsink. For other cards there's a Generic version.