All In One liquid CPU coolers are becoming increasingly common in the CPU cooler market, yet we haven’t really seen them arrive in the VGA cooler market to date. Arctic were the first company that I know of to start this trend off. Shortly after Arctic released their first AIO liquid cooled VGA cooler, the same principle was used by ASUS in their ARES II graphics card. The Arctic Accelero Hybrid 7970 VGA Cooler we are looking at today is only intended for a single GPU graphics card. This cooler can best be described as a Corsair H55 for graphics cards as it features an Asetek OEM pump design and a single thickness 120mm radiator with a 120mm fan. In addition it comes with a plastic shroud that has a smaller 80mm frameless fan to cool the VRM area.
Arctic are one of the biggest players in the VGA cooling game as most companies have stopped producing VGA coolers because graphics card vendors are gradually producing better and better in-house VGA coolers that make third party solutions almost extinct. If you have paid attention to the graphics card market recently you will have seen the likes of Inno3D offer this graphics card cooler pre-fitted to some of their products. That said, Arctic seem to be doing well whilst other companies are discontinuing their VGA cooler product lines.
Below you can see the full specifications of this Arctic Accelero Hybrid 7970: