<img src="http://parcom.pro-networks.org/images/OCZ.jpg" align="right" alt="your story title here"></img>OCZ Vendetta Exposed HDT CPU Cooler
by Olin Coles
September 28, 2007 1:32 am
Using a distinctive, highly efficient heat pipe and fin design developed by Xigmatek, combined with a low-noise fan, the Vendetta is built to tackle heat-induced performance degradation and solves the cooling challenges of today's enthusiast.
While traditional heat pipe CPU coolers typically use a solid base plate design, the Vendetta's three copper heat pipes make direct contact with the processor allowing for maximum heat transfer at a more rapid pace. A novel "dimple" design in the micro-configuration of the stacked aluminum fans adds turbulence, thereby reducing the skin effect of laminar air flow.
Moreover, a folded "V" shape of the macro-configuration of the fins adds surface area without compromising the compact design. As a result, the Vendetta offers incredibly efficient cooling area comparable to much larger coolers which is reflected in its performance.
Heatpipes have not been an integrated part of the CPU heatsink for very long now, but the tall design with a fan fixed to the front has already been done several times over. Copper heatpipes, and later copper bases, helped reach the coolest temperatures available from air cooling, but enthusiasts didn't have to wait long for the next advancement.