Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler pushes air-cooling performance to new heights

by Rafael Hernandez on March 25, 2010 · 0 comments

Air cooling has certain limitations due to the amount of surface area and the speed with which heatpipes can dump the heat to the fins attached to them. Thankfully it would seem heatsink manufacturers haven’t hit the limit yet.

The Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU cooler manages to cram in 6 heatpipes and a whole lot of fins in order to improve cooling performance. TweakNews has the review:

Starting at the top, Prolimatech has upgraded the top “fin” from aluminum to polished stainless steel. The top fin retains the distinctive stamped design of the original, but the stainless should be resistant to scratches and easy to keep shiny, if you care about such things. Six-6mm heatpipes carry the heat from the base into the finned area to be dissipated by the fan(s.) This tower cooler design is basically two separate fin arrays for each set of six ‘pipes. I’m sure there is a good design reason to leave the center open, but Prolimatech doesn’t seem to want to elaborate on this.

If you’re looking for one of the top performing air coolers available you’ve found it.

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