Review

Introduction

About GELID

GELID Solutions

The English word ”gelid” is derived from the Latin word “gelidus” (extremely cold, icy).

GELID Solutions Ltd. is a Hong Kong based company with Swiss Management and founded in 2008 by Gebhard SCHERRER and VC TRAN. Both have worked in the PC Cooling industry for a number of years and successfully built up an  IT company with their expertise.

GELID designs and manufactures packaging, thermal solutions, CPU coolers, fans, and other computer hardware for both gamers and silent enthusiasts and for international OEM and ODM customers. We provide computer hardware distributors, retailers and system integrators with innovative, virtually silent, high- performance and top quality thermal solutions with unique design and packaging.

Design, quality and innovation are key. And, being Swiss, we leave nothing to chance. That’s why we provide a total solution – from bearings to thermal compound, from design to shipping, from the molding of the fan to the print on the box – with state-of-the-art machines and experienced staff.

GELID has improved their first version of Tranquillo which offered good CPU cooling performance while keeping noise output to the bare minimum thanks to the use of a quiet fan. This is a Review of the new version, GELID Tranquillo Rev.2.

Specifications and Features

Specifications:

  • Air Flow (CFM/CMH):67.14 / 114.13
  • Bearing:1 Ball & 1 Sleeve
  • Cable Length (mm):200
  • Current (A):0.5 (0.25 / fan)
  • DC Voltage (V):12
  • Fan Speed (RPM):2000 (+/- 10%)
  • Fan:2 x 9215 S-Shape UV Blue Fan
  • Heatsink Dimensions (mm):216 L x 95 W x 52 H
  • Life Time MTTF at 40C (h):50’000
  • Noise Level (dBA):max. 26
  • Static Pressure (mmAq):1.3
  • Warranty (years):5
  • Weight (g):465

Features:

  • 5 High Performance Power Heatpipes
  • Premium Aluminum Fins & Pure Copper Base
  • 2 x 92mm S-Shape Fans for 20% additional Air Flow
  • Ball Bearing for Long Life Time
  • CrossFire & SLI Compatible

The Rev. 2 ICY VISION (GC-VGA02-01)
Compatible to:*  
AMD™:    HD4850, HD4870, HD4890, HD5830, HD5850, HD5870, HD6850, HD6870, HD6950* & HD6970*
Nvidia™: 9800GT, 9800GTX, GTS250, GTX260, 275, 280, 285, GTS450, GTX 460, GTX465, GTX470, GTX480, GTX550TI, GTX560TI, GTX570 & GTX580

*In combination with the Enhancement Kit for Rev. 2 ICY Vision
The compatibility list is based on ATI & Nvidia’s reference board layout ONLY.  GELID Solutions holds no responsibility for incompatibility on non-standard cards. Please refer to the height restriction drawing. Installation manual for AMD and Nvidia cards to download.

Design Concept:

The “Rev. 2 ICY VISION” cooler contains 5 power heatpipes in a unique heatpipe constellation. The
heatpipes are interlaced into 85 optimized high-quality Aluminium fins. Together with a flat stack fin
soldered Copper base, they enable the most efficient heat transmission and dissipation from GPU
core in its class. Besides the heatsink, two 92mm UV-reactive fans with 11 blades in S-shape generate 20% additonal air flow than traditional fans. The fan contains a high-quality ball bearing to ensure a longer lifetime in high temperature environments.

Both VGA fans blow cold air directly to the card

while case fans draw hot air from the PC case.

Test platform with the overclocked Fermi GTX 480:

INCLUDING:

- More Heatsinks for Ram & VRM


- High Quality GC-2 Thermal Compound

- Case Fan cable to power supply or motherboard

This cooler is RoHS, WEEE compatible and has a warranty of 5 years.

UVP: USD 55 / Euro 46

 
 






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