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Accelero S3

Passive Graphics Card Cooler for arctic Silence

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USD 39.99
USD 39.99
High-end Passive Cooling
The Accelero S3 further improved the outstanding results of the S1 PLUS. Thanks to its patented heatsink design, the Accelero S3 is capable to cool even demanding graphics cards of the calibre of an R7-260X or a GTX 660 entirely passive.
Cooling Performance & Noise Level on AMD R9 270
Accelero S3 + S3 Turbo Module (at 1,000 RPM)
55 °C
0.25 Sone

Accelero S3
69 °C
0 Sone
3 slot Generic
(at 2,500 RPM)
72 °C
1.2 Sone
Backside Cooler for Highest Efficiency
ARCTIC has developed and patented a back side cooler for previously unknown VRM and RAM cooling performance.Voltage Regulator ICs are heating up the complete board to a level which is not just for the ICs itself dangerous, but mainly lowers the service life of other components dramatically. Our patented back-side cooler keeps the board and all components around the GPU on low temperature.
Complete Silence
Silence enthusiasts will definitely love the Accelero S3. As a passive cooler, it is completely noise-free while keeping the graphics card working under reasonable temperature.
The Accelero S3 features a versatile, problem free mounting system that allows this cooler to be the most compatible yet.
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.
Cooling Capacity
Up to 135 Watts passively

Up to 200 Watts with Turbo Module

Heatpipes: Ø 6 mm x 4

Aluminum Fins x 32 (Thickness: 0.4 mm)
Noise Level
0 Sone

AMD Radeon:
RX 580**, 570**, 480**, 470*, 460, R9 370X**, 280**, 270**(X**), R7 370*, 360*, 265**, 260(X*), 250(X), 240, HD 8870**,8760* ,8740, 7870**(XT**,GHz**), 7850*, 7790*, 7770*(GHz*), 7750, 7730,6950**, 6870**, 6850*, 6790**, 6770*, 6750, 6670(LP), 6570, 5850**, 5830**,5770*, 5750, 5670, 5550(OEM), 4890**, 4870**, 4850*, 4830*, 4770, 4730,4670, 4650, 4550, 4350(LP), 3870*, 3850, 3690, 3650, 3470, 3450, 2600 XT, HD 2600 Pro, HD 2400 XT, HD 2400 Pro, X1950 XTX*, X1950 XT*, X1950 Pro*, X1950 GT*, X1900 XTX*, X1900 XT*, X1900 GT*, X1800 XT*, X1800 XL, X1800 GTO, X1650 XT, X1650 Pro, X1600 XT, X1600 Pro, X1550, X1300 XT, X1300 Pro, X1300

GTX 1070** (Ti**), 1060, 1050(Ti), 960, 760**, 750(Ti), 680**, 670**, 660(Ti**), 650(Ti*,Ti boost**), 560**(Ti**,SE**),,550 Ti*, 465**, 460**(SE**), GTS 450*, 250**, 240(OEM)*, GT 740, 640, 630, 440,340, 330, 320, 240, 220

* recommended with properly ventilated case only
** use with S3 Turbo Module only

Accelero S3 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)

The compatibility list is based on AMD Radeon and NVIDIA's reference board layout only. Please check the height restriction drawing before purchase.

Packaging & Box Content

Heatsink: 410 g
Back Plate Heatsink: 305 g

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We really liked the performance of the Accelero S3 passive cooler. It has a good price and the test results are also great. It received our „Recommended Award“.
"Best performance, ultimate silence and acoustic comfort at a competitive price"
With the backplate ARCTIC has significantly upgraded the passive Accelero S1 Plus. I particularly like that the cooler does not require thermal adhesive, which simplifies a eventual dismantling considerably. The Accelero S3 is a useful... [more]
Tom's Hardware.de
The Accelero S3 is definitely the result of an excellent design and development, the work pays off in performance really good in eliminating totally the noise from reference / custom. For those who prefer the silence is a fantastic product!
Hardware Ready
Whether you are struggling trying to repair your video card because the fans are dead, don’t cool well enough or want to overclock a ton because you can’t afford a new card or the stock cooling solution is not good enough but... [more]
Dragon Blogger
The ARCTIC Accelero S3 is ideal for lovers of silence and really offers verry good performance at a fanless heatsink. What is very important, is the possibility that the graphics card can be step back with no residue and easily to its... [more]
Game and Tech/Modding
Hardware Ready
"Fantastic prodct"
The quality of the Accelero S3 is at a good level. The processing of the materials is commendable.
The Accelero S3 passive cooler from ARCTIC is a great product. It offers features like: great heat dissipation from PCB elements thanks to backplate with radiator, wide compatibility either with AMD and Nvidia cards and easy installation.
Black White TV
The benefits of the passive cooler Accelero S3 from ARCTIC are: quiet operation, high compatibility with many graphics cards and easy installation.
Pro Line
The ARCTIC Accelero S3 is a great heatsink for fanless video cards, he is marked by silence.
Guide informatica
The Accelero S3 is the ideal solution when we are talking about passive cooling for a graphics card. In the passive mode the cooler does not generate any noise. The main advantage of this cooler against the previous version is the use of... [more]
Good performance at an unbeatable price!
PC World.hu
The passive cooler Accelero S3 from ARCTIC has three new features to its predecessor Accelero S1: the massive bracket, the innovative back plate which makes the installation much easier and compatibility with different graphics cards has... [more]
With the Accelero S3, ARCTIC has provide an answer to customers that are looking for accepted temperature levels with a minimum of sound


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

The Accelero Xtreme IV 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, please use the Accelero Xtreme IV 280(X).

How to unplug the PCI-E power connector?

Pin assignments of ARCTIC VGA coolers

Pin No.
RPM Signal
PWM 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.


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