Posted on Wednesday, December 14 2005 @ 00:47:20 CET by LSDsmurf
Our previous encounter with Zalman's VF700 series of VGA coolers had been quite positive. As we had remarked in our review of the Sapphire Radeon X800 XL Ultimate - which utilizes the aluminum version - the open, highly ventilated design of the Zalman VF700 ensures that there are no trapped pockets of warm air, meaning that the 75mm fan can afford to spin at a leisurely 1350 revolutions per minute (RPM) and still deliver excellent cooling characteristics. Nothing drastic has changed in the new Zalman VF700-Cu LED as like its name implies, it is essentially the same cooler retrofitted with bright blue LEDs to attract the modding community. Built quality remains solid and the copper base is smooth and relatively polished, so there is little need for lapping..