Lord Kryo - Part 2: 24 CPU Coolers in Review

Lord Kryo Puts His Hands on 17 Coolers

Processors On The Rocks - Asetek's VapoChill

Rambler's Top100 Рейтинг@Mail.ru


Краткое содержание статьи: Gone are the days when a primitively designed CPU cooler with a minimal price tag would fit the bill for a PC system. We tested the latest generation of coolers, which perform their job much more efficiently. The bottom line - more complex construction, more detailed design, but also a heftier price tag.

Can't Touch This! -<BR>A Comparison of 46 CPU Coolers

Редакция THG,  21 мая 2001
Вы читаете страницу 2 из 36

Cooler Trends - Complex Design & Precious Materials, Continued

A global view of things reveals that a development is taking place away from the simple fan design of previous years. Technically high-quality models in this test rely on a copper core for their heat sink and are surrounded by thin fins. This core is complemented by a fan with ball bearings and a rotor designed to enhance airflow. The CPU contact surface has also been designed to enhance heat transfer. The ergonomic design of the coolers is also important - users should be able to install them easily, without needing a lot of elbow grease.

AMD's new Athlon processors above 1200 MHz practically beg for a powerful cooling system. Using a cheap generic cooler is just not worthwhile in that scenario. Also, overclocking fans who want to eke the last ounce of performance out of their system won't be able to get around buying a top cooler.

Cooler Trends - Complex Design & Precious Materials, Continued

Complex construction - the Molex models are made up of many separate parts.

In a nutshell - this comparison shows a wider selection of coolers than the world has probably ever seen. The prices and features of all the coolers vary dramatically from one model to the next. In our last test, the Silverado from Noise Control emerged as the victor - and the result? Delivery times shot up to between four and five weeks and the manufacturer changed its business strategy.
Вы читаете страницу 2 из 36


Обсуждение в Клубе Экспертов THG Обсуждение в Клубе Экспертов THG


История мейнфреймов: от Harvard Mark I до System z10 EC
Верите вы или нет, но были времена, когда компьютеры занимали целые комнаты. Сегодня вы работаете за небольшим персональным компьютером, но когда-то о таком можно было только мечтать. Предлагаем окунуться в историю и познакомиться с самыми знаковыми мейнфреймами за последние десятилетия.

Пятнадцать процессоров Intel x86, вошедших в историю
Компания Intel выпустила за годы существования немало процессоров x86, начиная с эпохи расцвета ПК, но не все из них оставили незабываемый след в истории. В нашей первой статье цикла мы рассмотрим пятнадцать наиболее любопытных и памятных процессоров Intel, от 8086 до Core 2 Duo.

Реклама от YouDo
http://freelance.youdo.com/marketing/, подробнее по ссылке.