Cooling technologies have evolved significantly over the past few years, as better and less noisy solutions were demanded. Although the highest heat generating hardware component is undoubtedly the central processing unit, the last few years brought to light some powerful graphic cards. These cards not only provide high performance levels, but they also need serious cooling solutions. One of the most important cooling technologies' manufacturer is Zalman, which provides users with an alternative cooling solution for the high-performance graphic cards.
The Z-Machine GV1000 is a fan heatsink thermal solution that utilizes some of Zalman's patented technologies. The pure copper cooler is meant to enhance the VGA card performance levels under a cool and low noise environment. The cooler can be used for a number of graphic cards, most of them being based on NVIDIA's architecture. Several ATI graphic cards can benefit from this product's specifications, even ATI's latest HD 3870 and 3850 cards.
The most thermal efficient material is copper, and, as most users already know, the Zalman GV1000 VGA cooler features pure copper thin fins for better cooling performance. As the design also features a fan placed inside the heatsink, you can expect some noticeable noise levels in high performance mode. The maximum rated noise level is set at 36dBA, with a 10% error margin. Because today's computer systems not only need to be high on performance, but also to look cool, Zalman designed this cooler with a 80mm slim LED fan.
In order to let the user customize his own system stats, Zalman provides the GV1000 cooler with an adjustable fan controller(FAN MATE2). This will allow the user to set his own preferences in matter of noise level and fan speed. The cooler can ensure an easy and reliable installation as well as a board compatibility.