GELID Solutions Icy Vision VGA Cooler Review

 icy vision picHaving a good aftermarket Video Card cooler is important nowadays with the rise of graphically heavy PC games. Better cooling will mean that your card can work more efficiently giving you the best game play experience.  Today we will be looking at and testing the GeLid Solutions Icy Vision VGA cooler to see if it can give what you need for your graphics card cooling requirements.
 
Provided by: GELID Solutions

Price: $37.99

Closer Look:

 

 

 

Specifications and Features:
icy vision front

icy vision back
icy vision included parts
  • 5 High Performance Power Heatpipes
  • Premium Aluminum Fins & Pure Copper Base
  • 2 x 92mm S-Shape Fans for 20% additional Air Flow
  • Ball Bearing for Long Life Time
  • CrossFire & SLI Compatible

  • Air Flow (CFM / CMH):  67.14 / 114.13
  • Bearing: 1 Ball & 1 Sleeve
  • Cable Length (mm): 200
  • Current (A):  0.5 (0.25 / fan)
  • DC Voltage (V): 12
  • Fan Speed (RPM): 2000 (+/- 10%)
  • Fan: 2 x 9215 S-Shape UV Blue Fan
  • Heatsink Dimensions (mm): 216 L x 95 W x 52 H
  • Life Time MTTF at 40C (h): 50’000
  • Noise Level (dBA): max. 26
  • Static Pressure (mmAq): 1.3
  • Warranty (years): 5
  • Weight (g): 465
Support:
AMD™:    HD4850, HD4870, HD4890, HD5830, HD5850, HD5870, HD6850 & HD6870
Nvidia™: 9800GT, 9800GTX, GTS250, GTX260, 275, 280, 285, GTS450, GTX 460, GTX465, GTX470, GTX480, GTX570 & GTX580
 
Testing:
For the Testing we ran both the stock cooler and the Icy Vision for10 minutes using MSI Kombuster on a NVDIA GeForce GTX480.

icy vision vga cooler benchmark
 
Conclusion:
After seeing the stock cooler only keep down the temperature for seconds before going up to almost the boiling point of water I firmly believe people with high end graphic cards should invest in a good cooler.  As you can see from the benchmark GeLid Solution’s Icy Vision did a awesome job of keeping down VGA temperatures.  The installation took a little longer than I thought it would and the instructions were a tad cumbersome to decipher but in the end it was totally worth it. I think the results speak for themselves with this product. I would most definitely recommend a Gelid Icy Vision VGA cooler to anyone who has a supported graphics card and is not happy with their aftermarket cooling or only has stock cooling.
 
Pros:

  • Price
  • Performance
  • CrossFire & SLI Compatible
  • Quiet
 
Cons:

  • Installation time

 

icy vision pic

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