Gelid Tranquillo CPU Heatsink enjoys the freedom of winged fins

by Rafael Hernandez on February 17, 2010 · 0 comments

The old method of jamming as many fins on heatpipes as physically possible created quite a few performance problems so companies have been moving towards newer designs that allow air to flow more freely and create greater turbulence along its way.

The Gelid Tranquillo CPU Heatsink employs wing shaped fins to spice things up and, by the looks of things, it’s quite effective. Tweaknews has the review:

The Tranquillo was very quiet throughout testing, even at its maximum speed of 1400 RPM. For a cooler that is this quiet, it posted up some respectable cooling numbers at stock processor speed and voltage. Overclocking results were less impressive, but a more powerful fan would likely improve cooling performance dramatically, at the expense of increased noise.

A quiet cooler with the capability to do much better with a more powerful fan. We’re performance potential fans ourselves.

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