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Gelid Icy Vision Rev. 2 VGA Cooler Review



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We recently took a look at Gelid’s current flagship CPU cooler, the Tranquillo Rev. 2. It was a good cooler seeing that it carried out Gelid’s goal of being quiet in action while offering good performance with an overclocked CPU. Today we are hoping that their VGA coolers are equally good when we look at their current VGA cooling flagship, the Icy Vision Rev. 2.

At first glance the Icy Vision Rev. 2 looks to be a decent performer. It features 5 heatpipes in a unique constellation, 85 aluminium fins and a pure copper base. The cooler’s heat transfer looks like it should be very potent for the task so the fact that dual “S-shape” 92mm Gelid fans which offer “20% more air flow” are used makes the complete heatsink and fan combination look very promising from a performance point of view. All of these performance features coupled with the wide range of ATI/AMD and nVidia compatibility and the Gelid Icy Vision Rev. 2 looks like it will be a great contender for the heat of our Radeon HD4870 graphics card.

Hopefully the Icy Vision Rev. 2 will impress us in testing just as much as its specification sheet has!

Features:

  • 5 high performance power heatpipes
  • Premium Aluminium fins & pure Copper base
  • Dual S-shape fans for 20% more air flow
  • Ball bearing fans for a long life time
  • CrossFire & SLI compatible

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  • gaetan

    Why wouldn't we agree on the aesthetic? I think it looks stunning. 😀 Although I don't quite like the bending of the card :S

  • lucas4

    gaetan;23689 wrote: Why wouldn't we agree on the aesthetic? I think it looks stunning. 😀 Although I don't quite like the bending of the card :S

    Glad to hear that :p!Me neither tbh. This is more of an issue with the design of the majority of after-market vga coolers rather than gelid in particular. Some case manufacturers such as cooler master have started using vga support brackets for exactly this type of issue.

  • Leo Bien Durana

    Fantastic review! I was expecting that this will be a Platinum, but hey, who doesn't love Gold? lol VRM Tamed! At last! Would also point out that it didn't bend the card that much so it's a real win for me!

  • Grim_Reaper

    Great revivew. Seems like great cooler. And it looks not bad. Looks like it might revive my brother's 3870 😀

  • lucas4

    Leo Bien Durana;23719 wrote: Fantastic review! I was expecting that this will be a Platinum, but hey, who doesn't love Gold? lol VRM Tamed! At last! Would also point out that it didn't bend the card that much so it's a real win for me!

    the item needs to be extremely epic with no negatives to get a platinum ;)! the Gelid instruction manual could do with a little quality checking.

  • Leo Bien Durana

    the item needs to be extremely epic with no negatives to get a platinum ! the Gelid instruction manual could do with a little quality checking.

    I am now blaming that piece of paper. >.

  • dlb

    I've read MANY reviews of GPU coolers, and this Gelid cooler consistently is in the top 2 or 3…. it also seems to have minimal "card bend" compared to other 3rd party GPU cooling solutions. Great review of a great product! Just a little nit-pick: it would be nice to include test results on Nvidia cards from GTX460-480 line up or GTX560-580 line up so we could see cooling results of AMD vs Nvidia with the same cooler. Also, unless I totally missed it, I didn't see any comparisons to the stock cooler…

  • lucas4

    dlb;23815 wrote: I've read MANY reviews of GPU coolers, and this Gelid cooler consistently is in the top 2 or 3…. it also seems to have minimal "card bend" compared to other 3rd party GPU cooling solutions. Great review of a great product! Just a little nit-pick: it would be nice to include test results on Nvidia cards from GTX460-480 line up or GTX560-580 line up so we could see cooling results of AMD vs Nvidia with the same cooler. Also, unless I totally missed it, I didn't see any comparisons to the stock cooler…

    yes, it is a very good cooler with minimal bend :)!thanks for the feedback. unfortunately, i don't have a nVidia card to test this cooler with, but this is something i would definitely like to work hard to make possible in the future :)!no, you are correct. i don't include the stock cooler in the comparisons for these high end VGA coolers as we all know that they will smash the stock cooler in terms of performance, acoustics and aesthetics in many cases. Also, with so many different variations of the stock cooler which varies between cards, the stock cooling performance data would only be relevant to people using the same stock cooler as myself (for a 4870 which has the same stock cooler as the 4890). In the future when we look at some lesser performing after-market VGA cooling solutions, i will be sure to include the data for the stock cooler. Once this data is recorded, it will then allow us to use it in future VGA cooling reviews.Hope this helps :),Luke