Hardware Labs, http://www.hwlabs.com/gen2/index.html designer and manufacturer of the popular Black Ice family of PC watercooling radiators, has taken their market-leading performance and raised the bar even higher today with the launch of the Black Ice Gen Two http://www.hwlabs.com/index2.php, or Black Ice GT for short.
By employing custom MaxFin Splitter-fin Technology, Hardware Labs claims a 67% higher fin density and a 100% increase in surface area, both crucial in achieving high performance in a compact radiator.
The casualty is often the amount of air you can force through the rad but thanks to their new design, the Black Ice GT has an air pressure drop 50% less despite the increased fin density. The company says this is a result of using copper fins measuring just 25 microns, or 0.025mm, thick. This is 45% thinner than the industry standard of 45 microns.
The first Black Ice products to feature this new design is the Black Ice GT Stealth (GTS), engineered specifically for high performance and stealth silent operation. It will be avaiable in GTS120 single http://www.hwlabs.com/gen2/gts120.htm, GTS240 dual http://www.hwlabs.com/gen2/gts240.htm and GTS360 triple http://www.hwlabs.com/gen2/gts360.htm 120mm fan configurations. The GTS radiators will be available in the standard 2-pass U-flow and single-pass XFlow configurations, for low flow environments.