Heatsink Test – Joe
SUMMARY: Visually overwhelming, performance under whelming.
- Fan: 100 x 25 mm; Speed: 1800 ~ 2600 rpm (temp controlled)
- 8mm thick copper tube injected with anti-freeze
- Size: 130 x 126.5 x 165 mm; Weight: 2.5 lbs /960 grams
- Compatible with Athlon 64 Opteron (Socket 754/939/940/AM2), Intel Pentium D/P4(LGA775), Core 2 Duo (775 Dual-Core)
On one side is the liquid reservoir – it includes a waterpump:
Liquid is circulated through the copper tubes which are attached to the heatsink’s fins:
The base is not polished but appears flat:
Parts that ship with the heatsink allow for multiple mounting schemes:
|Gladiator, 2445 rpm, 58 dBA²|
¹MBM on-die temperatures.
²50 dBA measured 8″ from the fan intake corresponds to about 30 dBA measured 3 feet from the fan, a very quiet noise level.
Results place the Gladiator in the lower rank of heatsinks tested to date (Heatsink Ranking). Fan noise was noticeable but not objectionable – the fan is temperature controlled but ran on high during my testing.
One of the most visually interesting heatsinks I’ve seen to date – more for show than performance.
Thanks again to Kingwin for sending this our way.