For the last few weeks I have cursed my lack of knowledge at the time of building my last rig. From buying a Venice core CPU instead of spending a bit more for a San Diego, to RAM being more expensive than my motherboard and power supply combined. None however has annoyed me as much as my choice of my XFX PCX6600, when a 6800LE was much the same price. Because of this very reason I have squeezed every last drop of speed I can from this card. With a large core clock OC and a small mem clock overclock to boot, my graphics card has begun kicking out some serious heat. So upon contacting Jetart, I was sent their VGA all in one cooler. Needless to say I was very impressed by this cooler, to the point that it is still in my rig as I write this, replacing the now defunct arctic cooler. Read on to find out why.
A little About Jetart
Jetart Technology has been established since 1989. Jetart is not only a cooling devices designer but also a very professional & well-organized manufacturer, as well as an exporter. We now are focusing on developing “Thermal Solution” relating products. All of materials applied and production procedures are under very strict control. Our capacity has come up to 12 millions pieces per year. In the mean time, we create a brand name JETART for all of our cooling products. Our goal to achieve is that JETART represents image of innovation & good quality.
Under all of Jetart staff efforts, our company has been granted “Certificate of Assessment” in accordance with ISO9001 standards in 2002.
Our main business beliefs are Innovation & Quality Control. Customers’ needs always come to the first priority concern. New products are designed and developed to meet with customers & market requirements. Up to today, we have a full line of computer cooling products, including:
- AMD & Intel CPU Coolers
- Chipset Coolers & Chipset Cooling Kit
- HDD Coolers
- System Coolers
- Notebook Coolers
- Digital Control Panels
- Case DC Fans
Jetart’s Take on their VGA “All in One“ Cooler
This cooler is one for all nVIDIA & ATi VGA cards. Apply with delicate welding technique tremendously enhancing cooler heat dissipation performance. It is the one that overclockers and computer integrators would have never ever missed.
· Delicate Welding Technique Applied
· All-In-One VGA Cooling Kit
· Super Bright LED Fan
· Silent & High Performance Ball Bearing Fan
· Compatible to all nVIDIA & ATi VGA cards
· Extra 8 pcs Memory Heatsinks Included
|Cooler Dimenstions||11.0.0 x 88.7 x 31.6mm|
|Fan Dimensions||60 x 60 x 12mm|
|Rated Voltage||DC 12v|
|Rated Current||0.2 A|
|Power Consumption||2.4 W|
|Fan Speed||3400 RPM|
|Bearing Type||Ball Bearing|
|LED||Blue LED in fan|
Upon opening the packaging of my newly delivered Jetart cooler, I was given a good view of all that the package contains. The cooler with 70mm fan, the thermal paste, 2 mounting back plates and the RAM sinks.
The back of the packaging gives you a nice little set of the best and most unique features of the cooler.
The only downside with the simple, but informative packaging that I could find was that the vacuum formed plastic was the kind that seems to like to see you bleed. I was able to wrestle the cooler and other components out of the packaging without out being seriously wounded, but it was a bit of a close call.
The contents in all their glory:
It was at this point that I noticed that on the inside of the cardboard housing that there was an instructions list, very helpful for those who are not all that confident with removing stock heatsinks and fans.
Here we have the cooler in all its glory. Mmm shiny. The actual contact point between the all copper heatsink and the GPU, is covered in a protective, plastic, peelable layer to protect the surface. Because as you know, the flatter the surface or the heatsink, the larger contact area with the GPU, equals more heat dissipation. Jetart also supply some other little bits and bobs. The mounting screws for the heatsink, the spacers, the thermal pads for the RAM sinks and a non conductive pad for the underside of the heatsink mounting plate. Jetart were also kind enough to include a 3 pin to 4 pin molex connector cable, so that those of use who don’t have enough fan slots on the motherboard can just hook the fan up to the power supply with no problems.
A Closer Look
After unpacking the cooler and all its little bits, I began dismantling my rig and removing the cooler I had on at the time – The Arctic Cooler Rev 2. I grabbed the bottle of white spirit, some kitchen roll and a knife to scratch away any rogue dried heat paste, and got ready to go to work.
Next was to remove the heat paste that I had on already, so it was out with the white spirit and a bit of kitchen roll. Again, a less than a minute job and my GPU was as clean as when I bought it.
The next thing I did was the stick on the all copper ram sinks with their thermal pads. Very simple, took me less than a minute to do.
As far as ram sinks go they looked awesome, very neat and tidy, and very professional looking. It was at this point that I added the new coat of heat paste. (NB. I hope Jetart will forgive me for this, but due to its market leading thermal conductivity, I opted to use Arctic Silver 5 instead of the supplied heatpaste.)
Then it was on to mounting the heatsink. Following the given instructions, I screwed the spacers onto the heatsink and then rested it gently on top of the GPU, lining up the holes as best I could. This is where it gets a bit tricky, as you have to hold the heatsink in place, while turning it over, line up the backing plate then push a screw threw the holes in it, through the holes in the PCB and then screw them in enough for you to let go without the backing plate firing the screw across the room. Another hand would have been useful to say the least. However, once both screws were in, I tightened each alternately until the screws would tighten no more and the heatsink was sat very snuggly.
The next thing to do, was to mount it in my rig, no problems there. It also didn’t block the chipset fan on my DFI nf4 SLI-DR anywhere near as much as the Artic Cooler I had on before. It also looked awesome when turned on. The blue led fan working together fantastically with the rest of my system to add to the blue aura.
For performance testing, I measured the temperatures using Rivatuner’s hardware monitor, and tested the termperatures of GPU under load and at idle. To create the hardware load I used the feature and batch tests of 3DMark05 running continuously for 10 mins. I also tested to see if the cooler affected the overclockability of the card.
Since I didn’t have the stock cooler lying around, I decided to pit the Jetart cooler against the Arctic Cooler. Quite the gauntlet for the copper warrior, but it was taken up without fuss… It could hardly say no could it?
|Artic Cooler – Revision 2||40°C||45°C|
|Jetart – All in One||31°C||39°C|
So there we go. The Jetart cooler trounced the Artic Cooler in cooling ability. I can also let you know that having the graphics card down to those temperatures seems to have increased stability under heavy load as well.
The other aspect of the coolers I wanted to compare was how they affected the overclockability of the card. My results were as follows:
|Core Clock / MHZ||Memory Clock / MHZ|
|Artic Cooler – Max OC||438||518|
|Jetart – Max OC||441||520|
|Artic Cooler – Stable OC||429||518|
|Jetart – Stable OC||438||520|
As you can see, again the Jetart JACSH1 VGA cooler beats the Artic Cooler in every respect. True it does not grant enormous gains over the Artic Cooler, but it is certainly better, and as you can see, much more stable in the higher frequencies than the Artic Cooler is.
Since this cooler managed to trounce the Artic Cooler – A very well renound VGA Cooler – AND managed to give me a few more mhz on my OC, I am giving the JACSH1 VGA All in One cooler, my XSR seal of approval.
|Looks great||Slightly tricky to mount heatsink|
|Simple application and construction|
|Fantastic build quality|