Zaward Vapor 120 CPU Cooler is deceivingly potent

by Rafael Hernandez on April 26, 2010 · 0 comments

As far as air cooling is concerned the more heatpipes you have on a heatsink the better it can dump heat onto its mass of fins, normally one wouldn’t expect much out of a cooler with three heatpipes.

Zaward Vapor 120 CPU Cooler seems to perform like a champ despite its low heatpipe count, although it does sport direct heatpipe contact and the possibility of two fans being mounted. Hi Tech Legion has the review:

Now, as you can see, I used a whole range of different Intel processors to test out the Zaward Vapor 120. Each of these processors have their own distinct max TDP. The E6750 has a specified max of 65W. The i5 661 is rated to max at 87W. The i7 920 is rated to max at 130W. Every increase in processing power generates more heat which the Zaward Vapor 120 meets beautifully. The largest gap seen was a drop in 14 degrees over the stock Intel cooler on the i5 661. When testing the i7 920, I put the Zaward Vapor 120 against many similar high performance coolers to see how it would fare. In every load test, it outperformed the competition.

Impressively good performance given their overclocked test bench.

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