<img src="http://www.zaward.com/images/logo.jpg" align="right" alt="Zaward VIVO PCJ004 Exposed Copper Heatpipe CPU Cooler"></img>Zaward VIVO PCJ004 Exposed Copper Heatpipe CPU Cooler
by Olin Coles
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.
The newly popular Heatpipe Direct Touch "technology", a design created by Zaward, has proven itself effective in our review of the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Exposed Copper Heatpipe CPU Cooler which "borrowed" from Zaward's design. Many manufacturers search out designs that will help them develop a product known for extraordinary performance.
Benchmark Reviews has already reviewed many of the very best CPU coolers available to enthusiasts, from the very unique and original design of the Zaward Sylphee ZCJ003 CPU Cooler to the oversized Thermaltake MaxOrb CL-P0369 CPU Cooler. Not long ago, we even reviewed the Ultra ULT33186 Chilltec TEC CPU Cooler which combined three different cooling technologies into one solution.
All of these products performed very well, but none of them really set itself apart from the pack. In this review we will test the Zaward VIVO PCJ004 Exposed Copper Heatpipe Direct Touch CPU cooler against a field of top competitors.