Date: September 24th, 2008
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Arctic Cooling
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
The S1 comes in a plastic clam-shell package that gives the cooler the needed protection but is easily opened. Most of the components are visible and some of the more desirable features and specifications are printed on the insert, so the consumer can see exactly what they're paying for.
138(L) x 215(W) x 33(H) mm
5.43(L) x 8.46(W) x 1.30(H) in.
Heat pipe: 6 mm x 4
Weight: 268 g
Accessories: 2 Voltage Regulator Heat Spreaders
8 Memory Heat Sinks
Warranty: 6 Year
The specs are pretty self-explanatory, so I'll just briefly say that this Accelero is large, but lightweight, with four copper heatpipes and many widely spaced aluminum fins. Compatibility looks rather limited in the above graphic, so I've gathered up all the sometimes conflicting data on the packaging and website and come up with this:
ATI: Radeon (HD 4850/4870) , Radeon HD 38xx series, 36xx series, 2600, 2400, X1950, X1900, X1800, X1650, X1600, X1550, X1300 series
nVIDIA: GeForce 9800GTX+, 9800GTX, 9800GT, 9600 GT , 8800GTS(G92), 8800GT , 8600, 8500, 8400, 7950GT, 7900, 7800, 7600, 7300, 6800, 6600 series (except 7X00 GS AGP)
After opening the package, besides the cooler…
…you'll find a vented expansion slot cover, eight ramsinks, both a voltage regulator heatsink and heatspreader (which one, if either you use depends on the graphics card,) and a bag containing the mounting solutions, installation instructions and a case sticker. Let's take a closer look at this stuff.