Video card operating temperatures continue to be some of the hottest of any component in the computer. It's not uncommon for core GPU temps to reach 70°C, 80°C sometimes even 90°C under load, well beyond what's considered safe for most desktop CPU processors. Unfortunately in many instances the factory style coolers sacrifice noise and efficiency in order to conform to fixed size requirements, a necessary consideration for some case dimensions and particularly in multi-card configurations. Fortunately there are a host of aftermarket cooler manufacturers available who offer products that surpass the stock heatsink capabilities. The Zalman cooler we have for review today is one of their latest graphics card designs, the VF3000.