Today we take a look at the newest cooler in the Zalman CNPS10x line up, the CPNS10X Performa. With five heatpipes and a high capacity 120mm fan it will be interesting to see how this cooler erforms on our Intel Core i7 test bench. Read on to see how it stacks up against its own predecessor the CNPS10X Extreme and more than a dozen other Intel Socket LGA 1366 processors!
Geared to support gamers and high-end enthusiasts in their battle against excess heat, the Thermaltake SpinQ (CL-P0466) CPU cooler features 50 waved aluminum fins — shaped in classic cylinder figure – spirally arrayed around an 80mm 1600RPM fan. The patented fin design is said to provide great airflow and can help keep your processor and motherboard components nice and cool.
The Thermaltake SpinQ VT is the latest generation of the original SpinQ cooler that first came out in 2008. With 3 heat pipes, 50 copper cooling fins and an 80mm cooling fan cranking out up to 86.5 CFM the SpinQ VT should be more than enough to cool your processor. Read on to see how it performs on our Intel Core i7 920 processor versus a retail boxed Intel HSF!
The Thermaltake Contac 29 CPU cooler has three large 8mm copper heatpipes at its base that directly contact the CPU for highly efficient thermal conduction. This sub $40 cooler is priced right, but how does it perform? Read on to see how it performs on our Intel LGA1366 test system compared to two other CPU coolers!
Today we will be looking at the newest cooler from Thermalright, the Venomous X. The Venomous X is the successor to the ever popular Ultra 120, also known as the TRUE; join us as we see how the new Venomous X fares on our Core i7 test system against the new Noctua NH-D14 and dozens of other CPU coolers that are on the market today.
Today we look at the new flagship cooler from Noctua, the NH-D14. Noctua had a chore on their hands improving on the old NH-U12P design and performance. The NH-D14 has a total of six heatpipes and dual radiators equipped with dual fans! With specifications like this it is no wonder that the Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler is regarded as one of the premier CPU coolers on the market today, if not the best.
Noctua has made their ever popular NH-U12P cooler compatible with the new Intel LGA1156 socket. Join us as we look over the NH-U12P SE2. The NH-U12P SE2 ships with Noctua’s SecuFirm2 multi-socket mounting system that combines outstanding compatibility, optimal contact pressure and easy, straightforward installation on Intel LGA1366, 1156 and 775 platforms as well as AMD socket AM2, AM2+ and AM3 platforms.
The Swiftech APOGEE XT Extreme Duty Waterblock – Optimized for Intel Core i5 and Core i7 cooling but will also yield world class performance on all other processors. The Apogee XT cooling engine combines the benefits of direct coolant impingement over the CPU area with a copper base plate characterized by a pin matrix composed of 225 um (0.009″) micro structures. What does that mean? Read on to find out!
The universally compatible TherMax Pro is the latest Direct-Touch Heat-pipe (DTHP) innovation by Spire. It is designed with three 8mm copper U shaped heat-pipes enclosed by forty-five aluminum stacked Micro-fins. Its cooling capacity ranges all the way from low end Micro-processors up to today’s hottest 130W quad-core processors.
Back in April of this year Thermalright announced a new brand called Cogage. Cogage will be the arm of Thermalright that will focus on the mainstream market. Join us as we look at one of their first offerings to the cooling world, the TRUE Spirit.
Today we look at one of the most popular CPU waterblocks on the market today, the Swiftech Apogee GTZ Core i7. The Apogee GTZ has been one of the top waterblocks for some time, so let’s see how it handles out Intel Core i7 920 on our LGA 1366 test system!
Today we look at the second generation Mugen, or Infinity, cooler from Scythe. In a nearly 1-year development period, the concept of Mugen was completely revised and further developed. Mugen 2 is based on the latest cooling technology and was produced using highest Japanese quality standards. Let’s see how the new and improved Mugen 2 handles our Intel Core i7 test system.
The Zalman CNPS 10X Extreme CPU Cooler is a departure from what one would expect a CPU cooler to look like from Zalman. The Zalman CNPS 10X Extreme CPU Cooler is a tower cooler that has an awesome looking “Black-Pearl” nickel plated finish on it that makes it look like a million bucks. Read on to see how this new Zalman offering performs on our Core i7 test platform.
The recently released Corsair Hydro Series H50 CPU water cooling kit is aimed at bringing water cooler to the mainstream computer user. Will the much anticipated successor to the old Nautilus 500 system have enough spunk to get the job done against more than a dozen other Intel Core i7 coolers on our LGA 1366 test platform?