Introduction: This time we’ve got Zalman’s latest GPU cooler, VF1000 LED on the bench. The Zalman VF1000 supports a long range of graphics cards from both ATI and Nvidia. Amongst them is Nvidia’s newest members of the 8xxx series, the 8800GT (G92) and 8800GTS (G92). Zalman’s products aren’t something we see often at Tweak.dk. The last time we reviewed a Zalman product was back in 2005 where we tested the VF-700 GPU cooler. Back then the VF-700 was praised for its cooling ability and low noise level. Zalman is known for their effective and low noise cooling solutions for processors and graphics cards. It will be interesting to see if the VF1000 LED lives up to Zalman’s standards when it comes to performance and noise levels.
Packaging: The Zalman VF1000 is packed in a light green box with a transparent plastic window at the front, which is shaped after the cooler. Besides the window, features like “ultra quiet”, “high performance” and “blue led fan” are printed along with Zalman’s logo.
Turning the box around, and looking at the back, we find 2 tables of features and specifications like weight, dimensions, material’s used, fan specifications etc. 4 pictures is printed too, showing the fan, heatpipes and the bundled RAM heatsinks. Other than that there’s a little window, revealing the coolers base which looks nice and well polished.
In the box you find the cooler along with all the equipment needed for mounting the cooler on a graphics card. This also includes a fan mate 2 fan control, for controlling the speed of the fan.