Logisys Dracula VGA Cooler

5/30/2012 11:34:49 AM

Dracula VGA coolers are compatible with most high-end graphics card today, including a few cards in GeForce GTX 500 series of Nvidia and AMD's Radeon 6900 series. With 2 holder frame offer 7 different mounting holes, it has added support for multiple GPUs. We checked Dracula and found it has very impressive performance.

Description: Logisys Dracula VGA Cooler

As GPU cooler, it is a big unit. Cooling device is 10 inches long and may extend beyond the graphics board, so make sure the chassis provides more space around the PEG slot where you installed the graphics card. For example, we installed Dracula on AMD Radeon HD 6970 (1 card is approximately 5.10 inch long) and the GPU is located near the PCB, Dracula extend over PCB about half of an inch. High heat dissipation, so you will need to spend three expansion slots for it in the case.

Cooling equipment Dracula looks like what you’ll see with high-end GPU heat sink, because there are 6 copper heat sinks and 2 arrays of aluminum foil. The hard chromium-plated grille and will not bend easily. To cool Dracula, Logisys includes a fan bracket that you install into an empty expansion slot. Fan bracket can hold 3 140mm fans or 4 120mm fans (fan does not supplied), and you can mount the fan in parallel and perpendicular to the GPU. We have installed 2 140mm fans in parallel with the GPU, as well as a 140mm fan at right angles to push hot air out through the mesh panel at chassis side.

Logisys also includes 4 types of cooling equipments to cool the VRM and GDDR on your GPU, 2 devices with small grilles (6 narrow and 9 square), 18 high square radiator grilles, and a long device with a radiator grille. We used 8 square cooling equipment, high grille, as well as the heat sink comes with.

When you take all components out of the box and find the components that fit GPU, it is easy to install Dracula. The memory heat sink device requires a little bit of thermal paste and pressure to rub it. The GPU heatsink installation includes the installation of suitable bracket and screw the bolt into the cooling device. Then just slide the bolts through 4 holes in the PCB screws of the graphics card and lock heatsink into place using the spring nuts come with. After you install the graphics cards into the chassis, you can add the fan bracket and install the needed fans to fit the chassis cooling.

We tested the Dracula on Radeon HD 6970 by running Unigine Heaven at the highest setting and using Real Temp to monitor GPU temperature. With the available cooling, the temperature rose to 86 degrees C, and it reached 44 degrees C in idle mode. With a 140mm installed fan, Dracula 6970 reduce the temperature to 62 degrees C under load and 32 degrees C in idle mode. Next, we performed tests with 2 fans set square to the GPU, Radeon 6970 reach to 66 degrees C under load and 34 degrees C at idle. With just a fan, the temperature is 70 degrees C under load and 34 degrees C at idle.

As you can see, Dracula VGA Cooler can reduce temperatures compared to the available cooling equipment. Performance makes it ideal for people who are trying to overclock GPU or improve its long-term stability.

Description: Dracula VGA Cooler can reduce temperatures compared to the available cooling equipment


Dracula VGA Cooler


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Specifications: Dimensions: 1.7 x 10 x 3.9 inches (HxWxD); material: copper nickel (heat pipes), aluminum nickel (grille); fan: 3 140mm fan or 4 120mm fan over fan bracket.

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