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Gigabyte 3D Cooler-PRO
By CPU-zilla
Category : Casings And Coolers
Published by Jimmy Tang on Wednesday, 7th January, 2004
Rating : 5 out of 5 stars  


Introduction

If you think Gigabyte has stopped diversifying their products, then you're dead wrong. The recent introduction of their latest cooler is yet another big surprise to us. The new 3D Cooler-PRO is just not any other ordinary heatsink, but something that looks just like one of those other professionally designed coolers you can find in the market out there. What's unique is Gigabyte's attention to detail and the cooler's smart universal design. If you ask us, long time cooler manufacturers such as Thermaltake and Cooler Master ought to pause in their tracks and seriously check out what Gigabyte is doing.

The new 3D Cooler-PRO is a universal cooler with support for all different types of socket designs. Supporting the latest AMD Athlon 64 and Opteron designs, this cooler can be outfitted with different clips so that it can be used with other boards, such as those based on current AMD Socket-A (or Socket-462) and Intel Pentium 4 (Socket-478) designs. It should even be usable in the older Socket-370 (Intel Pentium III) motherboards although Gigabyte has not officially stated it in its specifications.

Inside the package, you'll find the following items :-

  • The Gigabyte 3D Cooler-PRO
  • Clip for AMD K7 sockets (Socket-462)
  • Clip for Intel Pentium 4 sockets (Socket-478)
  • Clip for AMD K8 sockets (Socket-754 and Socket-940)
  • Tube of thermal compound
  • Power cable
  • 3.5-inch drive bay faceplate with fan speed controller
  • Rear PCI bracket for fan speed controller


    The Gigabyte 3D Cooler-PRO.


    Clip for Socket-462 and Socket-370 CPUs.


    Clip for AMD Athlon 64 and Opteron CPUs.


    Clip for Pentium 4 CPUs.


    A small tube of thermal paste is provided with the cooler.


    The table below list its specifications :-

    Gigabyte 3D Cooler-PRO Technical Specifications
    Heat Sink Dimension (mm) 83 x 90 x 93 mm
    Fan Speed 2000 - 4000 RPM
    Rated Voltage 5 - 12V
    Noise 19.2 - 37.2 dBA
    Bearing Type 2 Ball Bearings
    Platform
  • Opteron
  • Athlon 64
  • Pentium 4
  • Socket-462 (Athlon / Duron)
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