Not to be fully in vain, piece of plastic with well-known sign is put on good copper cooling system with small fan. Although its full name is not Batman, goal is clearly indicative. It brought good position to this simple VGA cooler. It is simple because of the fact that it does not use heatpipe technology or anything similar. It is completely made of copper, and with excellent polished base, cooler represents a good solution. Performances are in accordance its status, and there is no noise at all. Credit for this goes to "Hydro" bearing, and in spite of 2200 rotation per minute, the fan will stay unnoticeable.
Unfortunately, this cooler is designed for older graphic card. More exactly, those are models two generation in the past. It means it will not follow you in the future, if you choose to replace a card. It is not much of a problem, given Batman is primarily designed as replacement of an old cooler, and not for promotion of cooling performances. Still, when used with older cards, it is fair to say that it has better performances than most of the standard coolers. Fitting models are in range from GeForce 3 to series 6, in terms of NVIDIA graphics cards. Regarding ATI, VGA coolers fit on Radeon 9000 to X series (X300, X600, etc.).
Of course, the most advanced and creative users will be able to mount it on newer cards. Second model of Xilence is visibly more advanced. Beside design which includes two heatpipes, it can be seen at first sight that this cooler keeps step with the time. V60 is entirely made of aluminum, and the idea for cooler is to conduct heat to other part of the entity, away from GPU and to cool off there. This system makes this cooler more advantageous, because in this moment it is leading idea with the manufacturers of newer coolers. Heat conducts through heatpipes from the base to the part with larger number of aluminum grids. It is then processed in fan you mount on them. One recommendation for potential buyers – think about adding another fan on larger area above GPU. It will significantly affect cooling, and the fan will be quiet.
With this cooler you will get eight heat sinks for memory chips, whereof four are quite large, while other four are small, and in terms of design, identical to the ones coming with Zalman´s models. Withal, Xilence made good coolers, with remainder of the fact that they are present on the world’s market for longer period of time, yet they now come to us, at the beginning of an end of their career.