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Accelero Xtreme III

AMD / NVIDIA Graphics Card Cooler for Enthusiasts

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USD 119.95
USD 119.95
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"Huge boost in GPU cooling..."




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"Lower temperature and a significantly reduced noise level..."
Superior Cooling Perfomance
5 premium quality copper heatpipes and the award-winning MX-4 thermal compound (pre-applied) conduct heat from the GPU efficiently to the 84-fin aluminum heatsink, meanwhile, the three 92mm PWM fans create massive airflow to bring unparallelled cooling performance, even when higher performance is required under overclocking. HardwareLuxx tested the Accelero Xtreme III in which it reduced the GPU temperature on a Gigabyte GTX 670 by 27 degrees more than the stock cooler did.
Cooling Performance on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
Accelero Xtreme III
(at 2,000 RPM)
47.6°C
Stock Cooler
(at 2,500 RPM)
69.9 °C
Better
Low Noise
The Accelero Xtreme III cools very efficiently thanks to three ultra-quiet PWM fans.

Overclockers has shown us the Accelero Xtreme III is 32 dBA quieter compared to the stock cooler.

Thanks to the PWM control, the speed of all fans will adjust according to the temperature of the GPU and thus the noise level remains minimal as always. Click here to see how the PWM control settings can be changed according to your performance and noise preference.
Noise Level on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
Accelero Xtreme III
(at 2,000 RPM)
0.4 Sone
Stock Cooler
(at 2,500 RPM)
3.7 Sone
Better
Enhanced RAM and VR Cooling
The Accelero Xtreme III comes with 31 RAM and VR heatsinks to keep your RAM and VR at optimal temperatures. The thermal adhesive facilitates heat dissipation of RAMs and VRs and offers a strong and lasting bond.
RAM and VR Cooling Performance with Thermal Adhesive
Thermal Adhesive
(included)
0.86°C/W
Generic Thermal
Tape(thickness: 0.15mm)
2.56°C/W
Better
Multi-compatibility
It features a versatile and interchangeable mounting system with 31 RAM and VR coolers in different sizes and shapes to accommodate a wide range of graphics cards. Its compatibility with CrossFire and SLI is perfect for multi-VGA setups.
New Fan Controller
An improved fan controller and the use of additional filters guarantee a smooth operation with both NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards. Through software, the temperature-fan speed curve can be adjusted. No matter whether you are a hardcore-gamer or a silent enthusiast, you get the temperature and noise level exactly where you want it to be.
Max. Cooling Capacity
300 Watts
Heatsink


Heatpipes: Ø 6 mm x 5



Aluminum Fins x 84 (Thickness: 0.3 mm)
Fan
Diameter:
92 mm
Fan Speed:
900 - 2,000 RPM (Controlled by PWM) x 3 fans
Noise Level:
0.4 Sone @ 2,000 RPM
Current / Voltage (per fan):
0.12A / +12V DC
Power Consumption:
4.32 Watts
Size & Weight


Compatibility
AMD Radeon
R9 290(X), 270(X), R7 265, HD 8870, 7870(XT,GHz), 7850, 6970, 6950, 6870, 6850, 6790, 5870, 5850, 5830, 4890, 4870, 4850, 4830, 3870, 3850, 3690

NVIDIA GeForce
GTX 980, 970, Titan(Black), 780(Ti), 770, 760(Ti) , 750(Ti), 680, 670, 660(Ti), 650(Ti,Ti boost), 580, 570, 560(Ti,SE), 550T i, 480, 460(SE), GTS 450, 250, 240(OEM), GT 740

The compatibility list is based on AMD and NVIDIA's reference board layout only. ARCTIC holds no responsibility for in compatibility on non standard cards. Please refer to arctic.ac/AX3 for the height restriction drawing and the latest compatibility list.
Packaging & Box Content


Warranty
Shipping Information
Item Number:
DCACO-V15G400-BL
UPC:
0872767005693
Hardwaresecrets
"The best performance cooler we have tested"
The ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme III is a very powerful VGA cooler, which cooled our video card almost as well as the best performance cooler that we have tested so far. (74° C to 36° C)
The Accelero Xtreme III is a professional solution. A long radiator, three fans and the excellent thermal compound make it an all-in-one package. Perfect to reduce the temperature quietly and efficiently. We give him the Gold Cup Award.
Techno-Kitchen
The Accelero Xtreme III reaches a noise level of 50 dB(A) at 12 Volt and 36,5 dB(A) at 7 Volt - A significant difference to the stock cooler with 61 dB(A) at "Uber"-Mode and less performance in terms of FPS.
Computerbase
Accelero Xtreme III is significantly very efficient with its cooling performance. It ables to maintain the temperature below 50C at load. Adding the fact that this cooler is really quiet (it's virtually inaudible during low speed).... [more]
Frazpc
Accelero Xtreme III is a great cooler, with high efficiency and it runs very quietly. At this price point, this is a monster of this caliber.
PC Update
Pulscen
"The undisputed leader "
Accelero Xtreme III showed great results from the test. This is a powerful solution that can cool even the hottest video card down to a cool temperature. An impressing factor is that the high performance does not lead to higher noise... [more]
EasyCom
The Accelero Xtreme III and the Accelero Twin Turbo II are older coolers, who have earned a good name in the market by excellent cooling performance despite very low noise level. This is not the first time that these coolers are also... [more]
HWzone
"Once there was a graphics card living happily with a factory cooler. One day, the owner found that the graphics card wasn't cool enough. It wasn't too hot, but not cool enough. So the owner started to look around for a new... [more]
Tech Labs.by
The ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme III is a very powerful VGA cooler, which cooled our video card almost as well as the best performance cooler that we have tested so far. (74° C to 36° C)
Hardwaresecrets
ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme III is a significantly improved solution, dropping temperatures by a whopping 15° C and reducing noise emissions a little further.
Kitguru
In favor of Accelero Xtreme III speaks the vast majority of cards on the market.The cooler is well made, everything fits perfectly. The Accelero Xtreme III is awarded as the powerful universal cooler graphics cards on the market (lowers the... [more]
Pctuning
The results of the ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme III are more than excellent. The cooler is extremely quiet and powerful.
Freeocen.de
"I must say that both the cooling system, Sapphire HD 7870 GHz Edition, and the MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC, are quite serious contenders. In contrast to the reference solutions chipmakers, which also contain quite extensive packages... [more]
Pulscen
"Accelero Xtreme III is undoubtedly a high quality product that is designed for computer enthusiasts, who want to increase the comfort in gaming by reducing both the noise and GPU temperature, thus... [more]
PC Foster
Infobit
"Made for silence and performance"
"Accelero Xtreme III is a spectacular cooler...at full speed fan 244-watt processor could not even get warmed up to 60 degrees!"
Zhelezo (IRON)
"ARCTIC has once again proved itself creates high-end VGA coolers. Modified Club 3D cooler had no chance against this cooler in both cooling and noise aspect... [more]
Technologijos
"The cooling system ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme III demonstrates exceptional performance far exceeding even when stuffed with leading manufacturers non-reference coolers. In this Accelero Xtreme III is very silent, betraying their presence,... [more]
Nestor
"ARCTIC has once again proved itself creates high-end VGA coolers. Club 3D cooler had no chance against Accelero Xtreme III in both cooling and noise... [more]
Technews
Nestor
"Demonstrates exceptional performance"
Cool effectively at low noise level with up to 27C cooler than the reference cooler, widely compatible with many latest graphic cards.
Hardware Luxx
An excellent cooler offers high performance at low volume with high compatibility and easy installation.
Radeon 3D
"Accelero Xtreme III is made for silence and performance enthusiasts. ARCTIC should be commended for the improvement of several well-known shortcomings of previous views"
Infobit
On FurMark, GPU temperature: AXIII 64C vs. TFIV 69C;
On BF3, GPU temperature: AXIII 48C vs. TFIV 54C

Acclero Xtreme III... [more]
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FAQ

VRM and Ram Cooling on AMD R9-290(X)

All necessary heatsinks are included with the Accelero Xtreme III. Assure that the heatsinks are not colliding with the mounting clip.

Fan speed irregularities on Nvidia graphics cards

Nvidia graphics cards with their latest drivers may be misinterpreting the fan speed of our coolers and thus the reporting through software is wrong. Further Nvidia is no longer controlling the fan speed depending on PWM values based on the GPU temperature. E.g. if you set 30% PWM, Nvidia translates it into 1050 RPM. Independent whether you run a 40 mm (10,000 RPM max) or a 140 mm (1,500 RPM max) fan and independent of their maximum fan speeds, Nvidia will drive both at exactly 1050 RPM.

Nvidia's inability interpreting the fan speed signal might make the graphics card's controller spin the fan up and down. AMD boards control the fan speed consequently according to the GPU temperature and thus this cannot happen. With a fan controller software like Precision X this issue is controllable in the best way. There is to be aware that the percentages are not corresponding to PWM values but to fix fan speeds set by Nvidia. We recommend you to follow our suggested control curve precisely.

Compatibility with AMD R9-280(X), 7970 and 7950

The Accelero Xtreme III is compatible to the above mentioned boards if the GPU was manufactured after February 2013. Please put a ruler on top of the GPU and check whether there is a gap between the ruler and the GPU. If there is a gap, the GPU was manufactured before February 2013. In this case please use the Accelero Xtreme III.

How to unplug the PCI-E power connector?

Pin assignments of ARCTIC VGA coolers

Main Cable Set
Pin No.
Color
Assignment
1
Black
Ground
2
Red
5-12V
3
Yellow
RPM Signal
4
Blue
PWM Signal

Sub-Cable Set
Pin No.
Color
Assignment
1
Red
5-12V
2
Black
Ground
3
Yellow
RPM Signal

Note: Please assure that the pin assignment is identical to the cooler on your graphics card. We have this far no knowledge of any graphics card manufacturer not following this standard. If it should still be the case, you can with help of a needle remove the pins from the plug and rearrange them.

How to use the 4-pin adapter?

Under what conditions do you need a 4-pin adapter?

Your graphics card

1. is using a non-standard cooler socket (e.g. 5-pin, flipped polarity) or
2. is using a passive cooler as the stock cooler

How to connect the 4-pin adapter?

The differences between 7V and 12V socket*

7V: Moderate fan speed. It gives the best balance between cooling performance and noise level. It is recommended for normal usage.
12V: Full fan speed depending on the fan design. It gives the best cooling performance and it is recommended for high duty usage.

*The fan speed is fixed regardless of the GPU's condition.

Steps

1. Ensure your PSU has spare power source and plug in the 4-pin adapter.

2. Connect your ARCTIC graphics card cooler's power plug to the preferred socket.

Please note: Make sure the connector is plugged into the corresponding socket (i.e. A 3-pin plug should be connected to a 3-pin socket and a 4-pin plug should be connected to a 4-pin socket). If the plug is connected to the wrong socket, the motor will burn immediately due to incorrect polarity.

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