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To be quite honest with you, the last time I used Zalman products to cool my graphics cards was back when it was the hip thing to turn the mundane X800GTO into the X850XTPE. Back then coolers were much smaller, but even so, Zalman seemed to be ahead of the game as far as what coolers offered the best bang for the buck. This is back when taking a VF700, or for a little more money, you could get the VF900 and really open the cards up in overclocking and overvolting potential. Heck, I even stripped my VF900 off the X800 and moved it over to my X1950PRO and it was more than capable for that card as well...

...This is why Zalman named this new VGA cooler the "VF3000F Dual Turbine VGA Cooler". Memories are one thing and mine of Zalman are good, but let's snap back to reality and get the VF300F mounted to the GTX 470 so we can see just how well it does!

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post #2 of 14
It sure is green.

Pretty good performance.
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post #3 of 14
Was this article written a year ago,

vf3000f has been out for al ong time, and he tested with 470.

anyway, he was a little harsh on the review, the vf3000f is the best option available for air cooling in my opinion.
post #4 of 14
I still have a VF1000 kicking on a 8800GT. Nowadays good factory installed aftermarket cooling has become extremely popular. I've seen zalman coolers factory installed on some video cards but I can't remember which brand used them.
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Originally Posted by TFL Replica;14452486 
I still have a VF1000 kicking on a 8800GT. Nowadays good factory installed aftermarket cooling has become extremely popular. I've seen zalman coolers factory installed on some video cards but I can't remember which brand used them.

Zotac, on their high-end AMP/AMP² cards.
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post #6 of 14
xfx also
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I had one, was not at all impressed with it's performance on my GTX 480.
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I bought the AMD one for my 6870 and it was brilliant. 40C at idle at 800rpm and no more than 55C load.

Just sold it on ebay...and yes, this cooler is years old.
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Originally Posted by Blameless;14452586 
I had one, was not at all impressed with it's performance on my GTX 480.

Top that off with a $75.00 Price tag. Zalman over charges for their products.
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Originally Posted by adridu59;14452537 
Zotac, on their high-end AMP/AMP² cards.

thanks, i thought i had seen them somewhere before!!
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