Scythe Musashi Dual Fan GPU Cooler [Postcript Added]

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Accelero S1 Results


S1 mounted with two Nexus 92 mm fans attached using plastic twist-ties.

Due to the VRM problem encountered with the Musashi, it was clear that our previous favorite, the Accelero S1 also needed two fans to cool both the GPU core and VRM area. We equipped the S1 with a pair of Nexus 92 mm fans and we also tried a couple of Scythe 100 mm fans (SY1025SL12M) as they are cheaper and more widely available. The Musashi's memory and VRM heatsinks were reused.

Accelero S1 (2 x Nexus 92mm)
Fan Voltage
SPL@1m
Avg. GPU Temp
Avg. VRM Temp.
CPU Temp.
12V
16 dBA
79°C
141°C
57°C
10V
15 dBA
82°C
151°C
58°C
Accelero S1 (2 x Scythe 100 mm)
10V
17 dBA
77°C

139°C

57°C
9V
16 dBA
80°C
146°C
57°C
8V
15 dBA
80°C
154°C
58°C

The S1 was able to cool our test card adequately and quietly using both sets of fans. The Nexus fans, despite their slight size disadvantage delivered better VRM temperatures at equivalent noise levels however. GPU core temperatures were about the same.

Comparison: Average GPU / VRM Temperature
SPL@1m
Scythe Musashi
Arctic Cooling Accelero S1
2 x Nexus 92mm
2 x Scythe 100 mm
17 dBA
82°C / 144°C
77°C / 139°C
16 dBA
79°C / 141°C
80°C / 146°C
15 dBA
83°C / 149°C
82°C / 151°C
80°C / 154°C

The Accelero S1 installed with two full-sized 25 thick fans is a four-slot solution, taking up almost twice the space of the Musashi. Despite the size advantage, the Musashi holds its own. At the 15 dBA level, its performance is equivalent to the S1/Nexus combination. At 17 dBA, it performs 5°C worse than the S1 using Scythe fans.



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