[CES 07] Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 & S2

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Post by niels007 » Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:36 pm

I just tried to pull that S1 out of my monitor! Sadly that didn't work.. :)
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Post by rpsgc » Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:47 pm

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Post by nick705 » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:28 am

Review of PowerColor Radeon X1950 PRO SCS3 here - rather confusingly, the heatsink is stated as being the S2 even though it has four heatpipes.

Bottom line: 1) it works 2) it's rather large...

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Post by andyb » Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:12 pm

Quote from the Elite Bastards review that "nick705" posted a link to directly below.

"GPU temperature

Our final consideration for this review is just how efficient the Radeon X1950 PRO SCS3's cooling solution is - Often a worry with a passively cooled board, especially at this kind of performance level. So, just how does it fare against the active cooling solution used by ASUS' EAX1950PRO?

The answer is - Incredibly well. Starting out at idle (or at least, as idle as a GPU can get at Windows Vista's Aero Glass desktop), we find the PowerColor board actually running a few degrees cooler than the active solution.

Idle

Power Color X1950 Pro with AC S1 cooler (passive) - 32C
ASUS X1950 Pro with active cooling (fan) - 35C

Load

Power Color X1950 Pro with AC S1 cooler (passive) - 51C
ASUS X1950 Pro with active cooling (fan) - 57C

Next, we put the boards through a half hour spell of running 3DMark06's four game tests in a constant loop for thirty minutes, before measuring the temperature again. Naturally, both boards have seen a large increase in GPU core temperature, but once again the Radeon X1950 PRO SCS3 proves to be the cooler of the two parts by several degrees - Astonishing results for a passively cooled board, even accounting for its slightly lower clock speeds compared to the ASUS part."

What can I say, I am damned impressed.


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Post by AGPlord » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:53 am

So I know that originally the S2 was supposed to support the 7800 series, and now it appears that will be the S1.

But I don't see anything with respect to AGP vs PCI-e? Specifically the 7800GS AGP series...

anyone have the insider info?

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Post by mattthemuppet » Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:37 pm

I think AGP would depend on getting a separate HSI heatsink and whether or not that would interfere with the heat pipes. Different AGP cards have the HSI in wildly different places, so it's a bit hard to say. Zalman do a HSI heatsink though, so it's not inconceivable.

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Post by andyb » Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:02 pm

I think AGP would depend on getting a separate HSI heatsink and whether or not that would interfere with the heat pipes. Different AGP cards have the HSI in wildly different places, so it's a bit hard to say. Zalman do a HSI heatsink though, so it's not inconceivable.
Not so sure about the AGP/PCI-E problems with this Heatsink.

They mention the x800 series as compatable and they are available in AGP, wheras other cards that are listed are PCI-E, so I dont think that their will be any major problems.
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Post by nikkai » Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:09 am

Out of curiosity - is there a release date for the S2?

Not showing in retailers

My 7600GT is hungry for silence

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Post by rpsgc » Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:23 am

Another review (in french) but numbers speak for themselves :P


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Accelero s1 vs s1m

Post by Steep » Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:36 pm

I ran across this today...
inno3d I Chill Series

These cards claim to use Arctic Cooling Accelero s1m coolers.

They appear to be "shorter" than the s1 coolers pictured earlier in this thread. I'm hoping that the s1m model is indeed a different model that will fit inside of spcr's favorite htpc case.

If these cards are hdcp compliant, I'll be first in line to purchase one.

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Post by Sylph-DS » Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:02 am

I want one for my X1600XT, it's noisier than the rest of the PC put together.
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Post by nikkai » Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:24 am

I really don't want to be a pest...

I'm assuming no one knows when the release date is for the S2?

or if it's even available retail? Oh well... I guess I'll go for thermalright HR-03? Twice as expensive though... sigh

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Post by rpsgc » Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:29 am

nikkai wrote:I really don't want to be a pest...

I'm assuming no one knows when the release date is for the S2?

or if it's even available retail? Oh well... I guess I'll go for thermalright HR-03? Twice as expensive though... sigh
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Post by blackhexagonsun » Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:06 am

I'd like to know if this is compatible with an X1650 Pro AGP card. I cannot find a good passive heatsink that is compatible with it, and this one looks promising.

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Post by crispyfish » Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:15 pm

So, um.... where can I buy an S2? :P

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Post by xilencer » Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:04 am

Yeah it doesn't seem to be available anywhere yet. By the way, official site now lists S1 too

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Post by crispyfish » Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:27 am

I just bit the bullet and bought the Powercolor passive X1950pro which uses the S2. Should serve my needs for quite some time, and with any luck the S2 will be detachable and can be reused down the road (although by then it will probably be obsolete... :wink: ).

P.S. I love that the S2 only uses one extra slot. Watch and learn, Thermalright! 8)

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Post by Ihmemies » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:04 pm

I'd love to get S1. 7800gtx's stock cooler started making some funny side noises, so I wouldn't mind a passive solution...

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Post by crispyfish » Fri Apr 27, 2007 6:43 am

I just wanted to pop in and say that those reviews of the passive X1950pro were 100% accurate. I installed mine yesterday, and it idles under 40C!!! That's even better than my previous 7600GT with a VF900! I have yet to see a temp over 60C, even when playing Oblivion. This is one bad-ass cooler! 8)

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Post by Matija » Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:03 am

How are you cooling your VRMs?

I'm thinking of getting a HR-03... As the S2 isn't going to be available here for at least a couple more months :(

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Post by crispyfish » Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:14 am

Matija wrote:How are you cooling your VRMs?
The card includes RAM and VRM sinks. See here:

http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1082&pageID=3293

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Post by Matija » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:00 am

Ah, yes, sorry. I misread and thought you bought the S2 separately.

How are you dealing with the heat buildup? Is regular case airflow enough for your liking?

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Post by crispyfish » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:21 am

Heat buildup seems under control. I gained a few C on my CPU temps, but they're stable. GPU temps come down pretty quick once I exit a game. You can see my full system specs over here:

viewtopic.php?t=40111

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Post by Matija » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:32 am

Very nice :) Looks like the S2 is indeed a monster.

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Post by nikkai » Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:07 pm

Matija wrote:How are you cooling your VRMs?

I'm thinking of getting a HR-03... As the S2 isn't going to be available here for at least a couple more months :(
Where is "here"

And where'd you get the ETA info?

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Post by crispyfish » Tue May 01, 2007 3:28 pm

Decided to return the x1950pro because it was covering 2 of my SATA ports. But I'm pretty sure that was the S1 on it, not the S2. The S2 should be shorter -- if it's ever released... it's well past late March by now... :?

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Post by crispyfish » Fri May 04, 2007 7:02 am

FYI, I emailed Arctic Cooling a few days ago asking when the S1 and S2 will be available, and got no reply whatsoever. I also emailed Newegg asking when they expect to have them in stock, and they said "Unfortunately there is no information on those items." Not lookin' good... why is it so hard for Arctic Cooling to set a date and stick to it? :?

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Post by nikkai » Wed May 09, 2007 2:50 pm

I've also emailed.

I emailed the general email and some email that's for a marketing guy and like the above post - no response.

Seriously - what the heck.

I'm beginning to regret buying the 7600gt w/ the intention of modding it.

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Post by crispyfish » Thu May 10, 2007 2:57 pm

Finally got an email today -- Accelero S2 should be available by the end of this month. Also, apparently Arctic Cooling has been moving their offices, and that's why they haven't been responding to emails. That's certainly forgivable. :)

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Post by klankymen » Thu May 10, 2007 4:34 pm

FWIW, the S2 and S1 both seem to be available here in germany
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