We ran some simple tes
ts to check the performance of the Gelid Icy Vision, 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 folding@Home 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 environment, which we don’t have.
We compared the results from the Gelid Icy Vision 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|
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.
The measured results show the Gelid Icy Vision has not a high performance, compared to the coolers we tested on this VGA.