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Gigabyte 3D Cooler-Ultra GT
By CPU-zilla
Category : Casings And Coolers
Published by Jimmy Tang on Monday, 14th June, 2004
Rating : 5 out of 5 stars  


Introduction

The Gigabyte 3D Cooler-Ultra GT is the highest in the range of all the 3D Coolers available from Gigabyte. The Ultra GT version comes with all the frills and it maintains to be one of the highest spec'd 3D Cooler around. Compared with the 3D Cooler and 3D Cooler-PRO, the 3D Cooler-Ultra GT comes with a fully designed copper heatsink which further enhances its heat conductivity. Besides that, it is also equipped with an expensive Shin-Etsu thermal compound which further enhances the cooler's heat dissipating capabilities by improving the thermal conductivity at the interface between the CPU and the heatsink.

Here's a quick rundown of the various 3D Coolers offered by Gigabyte :-

Gigabyte 3D Cooler Series Technical Specifications
Model 3D Cooler-Ultra GT 3D Cooler-Ultra 3D Cooler-PRO 3D Cooler
Model No. GH-PCU31-VH GH-PCU31-SD GH-PCU21-VG GH-PCU21-FD
Heat Sink Dimension (mm) 83 x 89 x 93mm 83 x 89 x 90mm 83 x 89 x 93mm 83 x 89 x 90mm
Fan Speed 2000 - 4500RPM 2500 & 1900RPM 2000 - 4000RPM 2500RPM
Rated Voltage 4 - 12V 12V 5 - 12V 12V
Rated Current 0.5A max. 0.5A max. 0.5A max. 0.5A max.
Noise 19.2 - 42.0dBA 18.5dBA (2500RPM), 23.7dBA (1900RPM) 19.2 - 37.2dBA 23.7dBA
Bearing Type 2 Ball bearings Ball bearing 2 Ball bearings Ball bearing
Total Weight 780g 760g 430g 400g
Platform
  • Opteron
  • Athlon 64
  • Pentium 4
  • Socket-462 (Athlon / Duron)
    • Opteron
    • Athlon 64
    • Pentium 4
    • Socket-462 (Athlon / Duron)
    • Opteron
    • Athlon 64
    • Pentium 4
    • Socket-462 (Athlon / Duron)
    • Opteron
    • Athlon 64
    • Pentium 4
    • Socket-462 (Athlon / Duron)
    Package Contents
  • GH-PCU31-VH Cooler
  • Heat sink paste Injector (ShinEtsu X-23-7762)
  • Fan Speed Control and 3.5" Front Panel
  • PCI Rear Panel
  • Power Cable
  • Intel® Pentium® 4 Clips
  • AMD Athlon™ XP Clip
  • AMD Athlon™ 64 Clip
  • Screws
  • Multi-Language Manual
    • GH-PCU31-SD Cooler
    • Heat sink paste Injector (ShinEtsu X-23-7762)
    • Fan Speed Control Cable
    • Intel® Pentium® 4 Clips
    • AMD Athlon™ XP Clip
    • AMD Athlon™ 64 Clip
    • Multi-Language Manual
    • GH-PCU31-VG Cooler
    • Heat sink paste Injector
    • Fan Speed Control and 3.5" Front Panel
    • PCI Rear Panel
    • Power Cable
    • Intel® Pentium® 4 Clips
    • AMD Athlon™ XP Clip
    • AMD Athlon™ 64 Clip
    • Screws
    • Multi-Language Manual
    • GH-PCU31-FD Cooler
    • Heat sink paste Injector
    • Intel® Pentium® 4 Clips
    • AMD Athlon™ XP Clip
    • AMD Athlon™ 64 Clip
    • Multi-Language Manual


    As you can see in the table above, both the 3D Cooler and 3D Cooler-Ultra comes with fixed fan speeds, although the Ultra version has copper fins and is also bundled with the Shin-Etsu thermal compound. If you want the flexibility in controlling fan speeds, then either the 3D Cooler-PRO or 3D Cooler-Ultra GT should fit your requirements.

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