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We are reviewing today the Deepcool V4000 VGA cooler, which has a copper heatsink, four heatpipes and two 80 mm fans. Check it out!

In Figure 1, you can see the V4000 box, a plastic blister package that allows you to see the entire cooler.

Deepcool V4000Figure 1: Box

In Figure 2, you can see the items that come in the package: the cooler itself, manual, memory heatsinks, thermal grease, and installation hardware.

Deepcool V4000Figure 2: Accessories

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In Figure 3, you can see the top of the cooler. The dark semitransparent fans are mounted on a frame that is manufactured using the same material used in the fans.

Deepcool V4000Figure 3: Top view

In Figure 4 you can see the front side of the cooler.

Deepcool V4000Figure 4: Front view

In Figure 5, you see the side of the cooler. The fins are made of copper, and you can note that there is a gap between the heatsink and the base of the cooler.

Deepcool V4000Figure 5: Side view

In Figure 6 you can check the heatpipes, note how they are curved.

Deepcool V4000Figure 6: Side view

In Figure 7, you can see the base of the cooler. Note that the heatpipes are well spaced in the full-copper heatsink. The base is well polished, showing a mirror-like aspect.

Deepcool V4000Figure 7: Base

In Figure 8, you see the fan frame removed from the heatsink. There are two power connector for the fans; one three-pin (no PWM support, but if you connect it to your motherboard you can monitor the fan speed) and one standard peripheral power connector (that you can connect directly to your power supply). Of course you need to connect only one of the two. The fans have blue LEDs inside them.

Deepcool V4000Figure 8: Fans

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Before installing the cooler, you need to install the screws in the base, as you can check in Figure 9. There are four possible positions for the screws, so the cooler can be installed on virtually any video card.

Deepcool V4000Figure 9: Base with the screws installed

In order to test the V4000, we installed it on our Zotac GeForce GTS 250, which you can check in Figure 10 with its stock cooler.

Deepcool V4000Figure 10: GeForce GTS 250

In Figure 11, you can see the nuts that hold the cooler, placed on the solder side of our video card. The cooler is heavy, and the addition of a backplate could help holding the cooler without forcing the printed circuit board.

Deepcool V4000Figure 11: Solder side

In Figure 12, you can see the V4000 installed on our GeForce GTS 250. As we always do in our reviews, we didn’t install the heatsinks on the memory chips.

Deepcool V4000Figure 12: Installed on our VGA

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In Figures 13, 14, 15, and 16, you have a general view of the Deepcool V4000 installed on our GeForce GTS 250. It is very important to note that this cooler will take two expansion slots of your case, meaning that your video card will use a total of three expansion slots.

Deepcool V4000Figure 13: Upper view

Deepcool V4000Figure 14: Side view

Deepcool V4000Figure 15: Bottom view

Deepcool V4000Figure 16: Side view

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We ran some simple tests to check the performance of the Deepcool V4000, measuring the GPU core temperature with the aid of the SpeedFan software, and sound pressure level (SPL) with a digital noise meter set 4" (10 cm) from the video card, with the GPU at full load running the [email protected] GPU client. For this measurement, we turned off the fans of the case and the CPU cooler, so they noise wouldn’t interfere. Please keep in mind that sound pressure level measurement is just for comparative purposes, because a precise measurement would have to be done in an acoustically insulated anechoic chamber, which we don’t have.

We compared the results from the V4000 with some other coolers we tested recently, and with the VGA stock cooler. You can check the results in the table below.

Product Noise Room Temp. Core Temp. Temp. Diff. Speed
Stock Cooler 61 dBA 16 °C 73 °C 57 °C
VF1000 LED (min.) 44 dBA 16 °C 74 °C 58 °C 1400 rpm
VF1000 LED (max.) 51 dBA 16 °C 61 °C 45 °C 2600 rpm
Scythe Musashi (min.) 40 dBA 16 °C 65 °C 49 °C 850 rpm
Scythe Musashi (max.) 47 dBA 16 °C 58 °C 42 °C 1950 rpm
VF3000A (min) 47 dBA 19 °C 52 °C 33 °C 1500 rpm
VF3000A (máx) 57 dBA 19 °C 49 °C 30 °C 2800 rpm
Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo Pro 43 dBA 15 °C 50 °C 35 °C
Gelid Icy Vision 54 dBA 15 °C 66 °C 51 °C 2050 rpm
Deepcool V4000 44 dBA 21 °C 70 °C 49 °C 1850 rpm

In the graph below, you can compare the temperature differences between the GPU core and the room. Remember that the lower the value, the better performance is.

Deepcool V4000

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The main specifications for the Deepcool V4000 VGA cooler include:

  • Fan: Two 80 mm fans with nominal speed of 2500 rpm
  • Base: Copper
  • Heatpipes: Four copper heatpipes
  • Heatsink: Copper fins connected to the heatpipes
  • Dimensions: 4.3 x 6.9 x 2.0 inches (109 x 177 x 52.5 mm) (W x L x H)
  • Weight: 16.4 oz (466 g)
  • Extra features: Heatsinks for memory chips
  • More information: https://www.deepcoolglobal.com
  • Average price in the US: We couldn’t found this cooler being sold in the US

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The Deepcool V4000 is a mainstream VGA cooler. In our tests it cooled our video card a little better than the stock cooler, but a lot quieter. On the other hand, its performance was not at the same level of the high-end VGA coolers we tested so far.

Depending on the price it will be sold, the Deepcool V4000 VGA cooler can be a good choice if you are looking for a quiet, nice-looking cooler for your video card.