Date: March 20th, 2006
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Zalman USA
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ZALMAN CORPORATE PROFILE
We are thankful to those of you who have purchased our Noise Prevention products and computers, as well as to all of you who are visiting our website. If we fully utilize computers' many functions such as communications, office productivity, and multimedia, our life can become more comfortable and enriching. In order for this to be achieved, the computer must first become more user-friendly.
Despite the fact that computers have become commonplace at home and at workplaces for a long time, true user-friendliness of the computers is still a long shot. At Zalman Tech, we strive to make that goal a closer reality through extensive research and development of our products. We were the world's first in reducing computer noise down to lower than 20dB, thus creating a more user-friendly computing environment. Now it is possible to use a computer without distracting noise and to form high fidelity audio system or home theatre system without ambient noise.
Zalman Tech will continue to make efforts at creating more enhanced levels of user-friendliness in computing; we believe that we have the ability and determination to achieve this goal. Your support and interest are greatly appreciated.
While CPU manufacturers are making their chips cooler, GPU makers are putting out faster and faster chips that need large and noisy cooling solutions to keep the heat generated by these chips and memory modules under control. Overclockers not only push these components to the limit, they may resort to so-called “volt-mods” to stabilize a higher GPU clock speed, resulting in even higher temperatures.
As usual, when a situation like this arises, the aftermarket sector is quick to respond with products that promise lower temperatures, higher clocks and quieter operation. If you haven't heard of a company called Zalman, you must be very new to this game (or living under a rock!). Zalman has a reputation for, among other things, making air-cooling solutions that are both quiet and capable. With the introduction of the VF900-Cu VGA cooler, Zalman has combined their familiar “flower” arrangement of radial copper fins with a dual heatpipe design into a new cooler that promises, you guessed it, excellent cooling and low-noise operation. Let's have a look.