|Xigmatek Bifrost VD1065 HDT VGA Cooler|
|Written by Steven Hearst - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Thursday, 03 December 2009|
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Xigmatek Bifrost-VD1065 VGA Cooler
Too much attention is paid to the CPU when we discuss aftermarket coolers, maybe because removing the VGA cooler can void the warranty on some graphics cards, or maybe because we take for granted the cooler placed on video cards by the vendor. Unfortunately the truth is that most stock VGA coolers don't perform very well. So now we need a solution - The Xigmatek BiFrost VD1065 - Xigmatek's first 5-piece 6mm Heatpipe Direct Touch VGA cooler product. It occupies two expansion slots, but at the same time gives extreme performance. Ximatek adds two powerful 100mm Fans to accomplish the "Perfect Product", and plate it with black nickel and utilise two transparent fans so as to become one of the spotlights in your PC-System. With the marketing speak out of the way, we'll move on to what it takes to make or break this product - real world testing. We all know H.D.T. works well for multi-core processors with heat spreaders, join Benchmark Reviews as we test the Xigmatek Bifrost and see what it can do for your exposed GPU die.
I myself have lost two graphics cards due to heat, first was a BFG 6800 ultra OC, and second was an ATI Radeon X1950 XTX. In all honesty they both looked like they had good coolers, so I ask, could these have been saved with an aftermarket cooler? Unfortunately this question can't be answered and now I'm not taking any more chances. The stock cooler on my current card only just does the job at stock clock speeds, and with the fan at 100% the noise is unbearable, so in order to push my card further I need a better and quieter cooling solution.
Brand new graphics cards cost alot, that's the way it's always been, we can all aspire to own the latest cards and a top notch watercooling solution, but not all of us can afford such things without credit, and we are suffering from a recession after all, so what better way to insure an investment than with a relatively cheap solution. For an enthusiast on a budget the Xigmatek Bifrost VD1065 is a great solution.
Purpose and targets of becoming one of the worlds leaders in thermal PC Industry were set for Xigmatek Co. Ltd in 2005, the founding year! To ensure reaching this project aims, Xigmateks management followed up with hard work, experiences and customer friendly business style.
Honing one of the world's most efficient manufacturing operations, Integration Presence in major economic regions, being tied up with most important strategic alliances between suppliers and academia and further majority investments in R&D are some of Xigmateks aggressive incensement strategies.
Combining the cream of product designers, R&D engineers and technical people (main team in Germany) Xigmatek is proud and full of confidence to offer excellent quality products and service to cover the customers requirements and demands.
Within the standard channels as the consumer market and the distributing electrical appliances, Xigmatek will keep on focusing on development and set up even new sales channels to comply ever-changing demands and requirements.
Several years of experiences company background in Thermal IT industry provides our customer the best, reliable, environmental and performing Thermal/Cooling Systems including excellent Service to fulfill global users and customers demands.