As the retail launch of Radeon HD 7970 approaches (January 9, 2012), the ecosystem is forming around the product: liquid and air cooling solutions.
As the retail launch of Radeon HD 7970 approaches (January 9, 2012), the ecosystem is forming around the product: while we already saw waterblocks from Slovenian EK and German Aqua Computer, Far East is waking up with the high-performance air cooling: this time around, news are coming from Hong Kong.
Arctic launched Accelero Xtreme 7970, a high-performance cooler featuring a combination of copper base, six copper heatpipes (6mm diameter), 84 aluminum fins and three 92mm fans that operate from 900 to 2000 rpm, depending on the mode selected. The copper base features a MX-4 thermal compound, so you don’t need to look for additional high-performance TIM (Thermal Interface Material).
True, the potential show stopper is massive weight of the heatsink – at 653 grams or almost 1.5 pounds this triple-slot heatsink definitely requires to be mounted inside the case.
If you’re interested in getting a 3rd party cooling for your precious new 7970, this beast comes to market just before Chinese New Year (shipping as of week starting January 30) for a price just below USD100 mark – $97.95 in the US, €73.83 in European Union and 126 SGD in Singapore.