Zalman VF950 LED & Zalman VF770

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Published: May 23, 2010
Author: Amber Lupala
Editor: Amber Lupala
Provider: Zalman

Introduction & Specifications

Many times there situations come about when you want to overclock your graphics cards and your old faithful cooler gets broken. Usually the only way to solve this is to buy a new third hand cooler. This time we will take a look at two mainstream GPU coolers from Zalman and compare them against Arctic Cooling Accelero L2 cooler which is priced around the same range as the Zalmans. Let’s have a look how the Zalmans perform against the Arctic Cooling.

About Zalman:

Zalman Tech Co. is a Korean company that develops and provides aftermarket desktop computer products with primary focus on cooling enhancement.

Zalman has done considerable product development since its 1999 founding, and now holds several patents focusing on both cooling and fan noise-reduction. Personal computer systems can generate significant heat and noise, the management of which is important for those modifying or assembling computer systems. Zalman’s product range includes specialized heat sink and fan solutions for CPUs, as well as quiet power supplies, computer water cooling systems, motherboard chipset coolers, graphics card heat sink and fan combos, laptop coolers, cases, and hard disk cases that lower temperature and reduce noise.

More information available at www.zalman.com

Specifications & Features:

VF950 LED:

Heatsink:
Dimensions: 126(L) x 102(W) x 30(H)mm
Weight: 180g
Fin material: Pure Aluminum
Base material: Pure Copper
Heatpipe: Pure Copper

Fan:
Dimensions: 80(L) x 80(W) x 15(H)mm
Bearing type: 2 Ball-Bearing
Speed: 1400-2500rpm (+-10%)
Noise level: 18-28dBa (+-10%)

VF770:

Heatsink:
Dimensions: 150(L) x 85(W) x 31(H)
Weight: 160g
Material: Pure Aluminum

Fan:
Dimensions: 80(L) x 80(W) x 15(H)mm
Bearing type: 2 Ball-Bearing
Speed: 1350-2650rpm (+-10%)
Noise level: 18.5 – 28.5dBa (+-10%)

The Products:

VF950 LED:

Zalman VF950LED & VF770 Zalman VF950LED & VF770
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VF950 LED comes in black&red cardboard box. Frontside has a plastic window, where you can see the fan and most of the heatsink. There’s also a list of compatible VGA cards for both ATI and NVIDIA in the lower part of the frontside. Backside has list of features and specifications along with some pictures of the unit. There’s also a small window where you can see the surface of the product.

Zalman VF950LED & VF770
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Let’s take a look inside. Opening the packet was easy enough and inside we found along with the actual heatsink,  a brief manual, couple screws and bolts, small heatsinks for the memory modules and fanmate 2 for controlling the fanspeed.

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