When AMD launched the Zambezi-FX processors this week based off ‘Bulldozer’ core architecture the realized that these 8-core 32nm processors might need enhanced cooling. To solve this situation, AMD decided that with the FX Series CPU’s they would have an option for a retail boxed processor that includes a self contained water cooler rather than the typical air cooler. This is the first time AMD has ventured into offering a water cooling kit for the public and we have it on the test bench!
Today we are looking at the newest addition to the Corsair Hydro Series, the Hydro Series H100. The Corsair H100 offers the best performance of any liquid cooling kit offered by Corsair since it uses a dual 120mm radiator! Since it is a bit larger than normal kits you will need to use it in PC cases that provide mounting capability for a standard 240mm radiator. Join us as we put the new Hydro Series H100 through the paces on our Intel Core i7 test system.
NZXT is a rather new contender to the cooling market, with just in the past year’s time releasing both a new fan series and a new CPU cooler. Today I’ve had a chance to look at and extensively use their new FX-120LB, FX-140LB & FS-200LB-RLED fans. We’ll find out if NZXT has what it takes to contend in the cooling market, what they have done in the case market and find out if these fans are really worth your buck.
Today we are looking at the EVERCOOL Transformer 3 HDT CPU Cooler. The Transformer 3 is EVERCOOL’s newest budget offering released earlier this year. Transformer 3 is equipped with a 12cm silent PWM fan, special designed cooling fins and three U-shape heat pipes with H.D.T Tech to help provide excellent cooling performance. Join us to see how well the EVERCOOL Transformer 3 does on our Intel Core i7-930 test system.
While walking around the technology showcase at the Intel Developer Forum we ran across a booth in the future technologies lab that caught our attention as it was a CPU cooling demo that showed a passive cooling design and we are suckers for silent computing. We had to take a closer look and what we saw was different. Read on to take a look at a passive CPU cooler on an Intel Core i5-2500T processor and see how it performs!
Today we are looking at the newest CPU cooler offering from Enermax, the ETS-T40. The new EST-T40 line from Enermax has a new patented fin design that Enermax says gets the ETS-T40’s thermal resistance down to 0.09*C/W. So join us as we look at the ETS-T40 and put it through the paces on our Intel Core i7-930 test system and see how it does against several other CPU cooling solutions!
Today we are looking at the GELID Rev. 2 Tranquillo Silent CPU tower cooler. The Rev. 2 Tranquillo is an updated version of the Tranquillo. The new Rev. 2 features a new updated mounting system, base, and heatpipe arrangement. Join us as we see how well it performs on our Intel Core i7-930 test system at both stock and overclocking settings.
Today we are looking at newest addition to the Corsair Hydro Series, the H80. The H80 water cooler includes a double-thick 120mm radiator and should be compatible with virtually any standard ATX PC case. Join us as we check out the updates Corsair has made as we put the new Hydro Series H80 through the paces on our Intel Core i7-930 powered test system.
Today we are looking at the newest version of the True Spirit from Thermalright. The Thermalright True Spirit has four 6mm heatpipes and 48 aluminum fins to help keep your processor nice and cool. Join us as we put the updated cooler to the test on our Intel Core i7-930 test system and see how it stacks up against some of the best coolers we have tested.
You want to push your memory kit to the extreme but you are concerned about too much heat. How do you add advanced cooling, monitoring, and sweet visual effects to you memory? Corsair has the answer with the AirFlow Pro and Airflow 2 memory accessories. See how much cooling performance you can achieve and how it affects memory overclocking in this review.
Today we are taking a look at the first offering to the CPU cooling world from the folks at NZXT. Their first cooler is the Havik 140. The Havik 140 is sporting a new fan design and a new fin design. Join us as we put the Havik on our Intel Core i7-930 test system and see how it performs against more than a dozen other CPU coolers on the same system!
Today, we are looking at the newest air CPU cooler offering from the folks at EVGA, the EVGA Superclock. The EVGA Superclock CPU Cooler is a 5 8mm heatpipe, direct touch CPU cooler with an interesting cooling fin arrangement. Join us as we see how the Superclock holds up on our Intel Core i7 test system as we compare it to more than a dozen of the latest coolers on the market today.
Today we are looking the newest addition to the Zalman CNPS line up, the CNPS11X. The new CNPS11X is not your typical tower cooler. With a unique color and shape, Zalman has once again added a new spin to high performance air cooling. Join us as we see how Zalman’s newest twist on the traditional tower cooler fares on our Intel Core i7 test bench.
Today we are looking at three CPU coolers from the folks at Xigmatek: the entry level Loki, middle of the road Gaia, and high-end Aegir. So join us today and see how these coolers perform on our Intel Core i7-930 test system and see which one fits your needs. With prices that range from $23 to $60 we have a HSF for everyone in this review!