Legit Cooling Reviews
Gelid Icy Vision Video Card GPU Cooler Review
|Date:||Mon, Aug 02, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Shane Higgins -|
Icy Vision External Impressions
The Icy Vision weighs in at a scant 465g and that is significantly lighter than the water blocks we recently looked at. The Icy Vision has twin 92mm UV reactive fans. The fans push 67.214CFM at 2000 RPM and humming along at a quiet 26dBA, which is a far cry better then the almost 70dBA that we have seen from the stock cooling fan.
Looking from the side the Icy Vision is thick, really thick. From the base to the top of the fans is 52mm, or roughly 2 inches. That is .75 inches or 19mm taller than the stock GTX480 cooler. So stands a good chance that a 3 slot will be blocked.
There are 5 copper heatpipes. Three pipes run to the VRM side of the cooler and the other two run to the bracket/GPU end of the card.
Compared to the stock GTX480 cooler the Icy Vision is quite short.
Here we can see very well just how much thicker the Icy Vision is compared to the stock cooling setup.
Next Page - Disassembling the GTX480
Page 1 - GELID Icy Vision VGA Cooler
Page 2 - Packaging
Page 3 - Icy Vision External Impressions
Page 4 - Disassembling the GTX480
Page 5 - Installing the Icy Vision
Page 6 - The Test System
Page 7 - Gelid Icy Vision Testing Results
Page 8 - Final Thoughts and Conclusion