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Accelero Xtreme IV 280(X)

High End VGA Cooler

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USD 89.99
USD 89.99
Unmatched Cooling Performance
With a cooling capacity of 300 Watts, the Accelero Xtreme IV 280 X offers an unmatched cooling performance. The three 92 mm PWM fans and the pre-applied MX-4 thermal compound ensure efficient cooling, even under overclocking.
Cooling Performance & Noise Level on AMD R9 280X
Xtreme IV 280(X)
(at 2,000 RPM)
68 °C
0.4 Sone
Stock Cooler
(at 4,000 PRM)
86 °C
6.1 Sone
Backside Cooler for Highest Efficiency
ARCTIC has developed and patented a back side cooler for unparalleled VRM and RAM cooling performance. It offers efficient cooling for RAM and voltage regulators and thus does not just allow higher clock rates but mainly increases the graphics card's service life.
Installation without thermal glue
Up to now the meticulous work of attaching different heatsinks with thermal glue was necessary. Thanks to the innovative back side plate this is a thing of the past. Without any thermal glue the graphics card can be returned to its original condition any time without leaving marks or residues.
Virtually Silent
Its low noise impeller and patented fan holder ensures the fan is ultra-quiet even under full load. Thanks to the PWM control, the fan speed adjusts according to the GPU temperature and thus the noise level remains at an absolute minimum.
Special Design for AMD R9 280(X) Graphics Card
Accelero Xtreme IV 280 X is especially made for 280 X graphics card to provide superior cooling performance of the GPU as well as efficient heat dissipation for all components surrounding it.
New Fan Controller
An improved fan controller and the use of additional filters guarantee a smooth operation. 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

Heatpipe: Ø 6 mm x 5

Aluminum Fins x 83, Thickness 0.3 mm


92 mm
Fan Speed:
92mm, 900 - 2,000 RPM (Controlled by PWM) x 3 Fans
Noise Level:
0.4 Sone @ 2,000 RPM
Current / Voltage (perfan):
0.12A / +12V DC
Power Consumption:
4.32 Watts
Size & Weight


AMD Radeon
R9 390X, 380, 370X, 290(X), 285, 280(X) ,270(X), R7 370, 265, HD 8970, 8950, 8870, 7970 (GHz),7950 (Boost), 7870(XT,GHz), 7850, 6970, 6950, 6870, 6850, 6790, 5870, 5850, 5830


Accelero Xtreme IV 280X is compatible only with the graphics card using a standard size PCB with a width of 98mm. Graphics cards with different dimensions will not be compatible with this cooler. This includes:
-Low profile Graphics card
-Graphics cards with extended PCB (such as : ASUS DirectCU II R9 290, GTX780-DC2OC-3GD5)

The compatibility list is based on AMD Radeon and NVIDIA's reference board layout only. ARCTIC holds no responsibility for incompatibility on non reference boards. Please check the height restriction drawing before purchase.

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"It is quieter and cooler than any other air cooler I have ever tested. "
The performance of the Xtreme IV is outstanding. The addition of the back cooler helps increase heat dissipation. It move additional heat away from the GPU which can then be blown away with a case fan. The three fans can be run at a very high speed before they become audible. This allows for much cooler temperatures.
The performance of the Xtreme IV is outstanding. The addition of the back cooler helps increase heat dissipation. It move additional heat away from the GPU which can then be blown away with a case fan. The three fans can be run at a very... [more]
While Arctic did a great job constructing the Accelero Xtreme 280(x), it’s also compatible with other lower end, 78/7900 series Radeon graphic cards so it’s not limited to only the 280(x).The fans were found to be effective in... [more]
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How to unplug the PCI-E power connector?

Pin assignments of ARCTIC VGA coolers

Main Cable Set
Pin No.
RPM Signal
PWM Signal

Sub-Cable Set
Pin No.
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.


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.

How to Set the fan control curve by software?

Nvidia and AMD graphics cards come with a fan speed controller, which is not necessarily programmed according to your preference and focuses on holding the GPU temperature between 85 and 95°C.

Please download and install the fan controller software MSI Afterburner

1) Please activate "Start Up" and click on the button "Fan Curve"

2) Create a fan control curve by putting control points.

Be aware that Nvidia's fan controller does no longer work with PWM values but fixed fan speeds. Thus 30%~1050 RPM, 40%~1400 RPM, 50%~1900 RPM, 60%~2400 RPM; no matter whether you use a 40mm fan which can do 10,000 RPM max or a 140mm fan which can go only up to 1400 RPM. In the later case the fan runs at the 40% setting already at full speed.

Our Recommendations:
AMD: 20%/50°C, 30%/55°C, 40%/60°C, 50%/62°C, 60%/64°C, 70%/68°C, 80%/70°C, 100%/75°C
Nvidia: 20%/2°C, 20%/50°C, 30%/60°C, 40%/65°C, 50%/70°C, 60%/75°C, 100%/85°C, 100%/90°C


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