Zalman VF1000LED and Zalman ZM-RHS88 GPU Cooling Combo

Article Index
Zalman VF1000LED and Zalman ZM-RHS88 GPU Cooling Combo
Zalman VF1000 LED Specifications
Zalman ZM-RHS888 Ram Heatsink Specifications
Testing and Installation
Final Conclusion and Scores

Product(s): Zalman VF 1000 LED GPU Cooler
Provided By: Zalman

Price: ~$52.00 USD (Amazon.com)

Product(s): Zalman ZM-RHS88 GPU Ram Heatsink
Provided By: Zalman

Price: ~$30.00 USD (Amazon.com)

Today we are going to take a look at the new Zalman VF 1000 LED GPU cooler, which aims to increase performance and reduce noise, even on the newest VGA cards on the market.

We have decided to give the VF1000 LED a try, and have hooked it up to a eVGA 8800GTX video card, however before we go any further, we need to note that in order to fit the VF1000 LED cooler onto the 8800GTX or 8800GTS you are required to also purchase the ZM-RHS88 heatsink from Zalman in order to properly cool all the other heat-producing circuitry on the 8800 series cards.

The Zalman VF1000 LED fits all types of different video cards, dating all the way back to some of the Radeon 9700's and GeForce 4's, and is compatible all the way up to the new offerings from Nvidia and ATI. Head on over here for a full list of compatible cards. Please also note that most cards do not require the additional ram heatsink, only the Nvidia 8800GTX and 8800GTS cards do.

So enough of the details let's move on and see how this cooler performs...

 

First Impressions (Zalman ZM-RHS88 Heatsink):

We will start off by taking a closer look at the Zalman ZM-RHS88 Heatsink. This heatsink kit is designed for the Nvidia 8800GTX and 8800GTS video cards.

 

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Zalman ZM-RHS88 Heatsink (Box)

 

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Zalman ZM-RHS88 Heatsink (Top)
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Zalman ZM-RHS88 (Bottom)

 

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Zalman ZM-RHS88 Accessories
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Zalman ZM-RHS88 Packaging

   

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ZM-RHS88 Ram Sinks Bottom
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ZM-RHS88 Ram Sinks Top

 

As you can see from the pictures the ZM-RHS88 heatsinks are all nice and shiny, also its worth noting that you are not going to need both the ram heatsinks, the ram heatsink pictured on the bottom is for the 8800GTS and the ram heatsink pictured on the top is for the 8800GTX.

 

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Zalman ZM-RHS88 Heatsink (Close-Up)

 

 

First Impressions (Zalman VF1000 LED GPU Cooler):

 

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Zalman VF1000 LED (Box)

 

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Zalman VF1000 LED (Bottom)
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Zalman VF1000 LED (Top)

 

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Zalman VF1000 LED (Side)
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Zalman VF1000 LED (Packaging)

 

As you can tell from the above pictures, this is a nice copper cooler, and also looks nice and flashy.