Summary & Conclusions
The Artic Cooling Accelero Xtreme GTX Pro does everything it says on the box. It significantly lowers both noise and temperatures, being silent in operation and ultra effective. If you've got a GeForce GTX 200 series, nearing or past end of warranty and you're not
yet convinced of the need to upgrade to a new graphics card, the Accelero Extreme GTX Pro could be everything you need to get a few more months or even years of useful life.
It's a little expensive and requires some thought towards your case layout, both for length and adjacent cards. For our test system we needed to switch from the lower, PCI-Express graphics slot running at 16x lanes to the upper slot and 8x lanes, because of the triple slot height of the new card. This won't meaningfully affect performance but could be an issue for those of you without two adjacent slots free, next to your PCI-Express
graphics slot. You do get an awful lot of extra heatsinks, which might be useful for other devices like mainboard VRMs or chokes, or other
add-in boards you have.
Rage3D awards the Artic Cooling Accelero Xtreme GTX Pro 4 stars! The Accelero Xtreme is a no nonsense premium heatsink and fan assembly designed to maximize both performance and reduce noise. Note there are several variants now, to account for the new 400 and 500 series cards. As this applies to now older generation cards, the price ought to be a little lower but it's still a great investment to push back the retirement of your card, for another generation or so.