I like it. Gelid makes some nice stuff for the price. I love their fans.
|GELID has introduced the Tranquillo, a new CPU cooler for the latest AMD and Intel processors. This model has four heatpipes, an aluminum tower heatsink and a 120mm PWM fan with a noise level between 12 and 25.5dBA. It will be available in retail stors for $38 (28EUR).|
Originally Posted by T3h_Ch33z_Muncha
Are you kidding? This isn't HDT. It's got a base. So theoretically it should be around half as good as a TRUE?
Originally Posted by Auld
Top 5 or so coolers are not HDT at all.
Noctua D-14? nope.
Cogage TRUE? nope.
Mugen 2? nope.
Do all of those beat anything HDT? yup.
On topic, this cooler looks like crap but performance reviews will determine if it is even a worthy choice.
Originally Posted by sodaholic134
I'd really like for a company to make a heatsink with two versions. One with the normal flat base like on the TRUE. The other with HDT pipes. Nothing else about the cooler would be different.
That is what I need to accurately compare the two CPU cooler base types. Otherwise, there are too many variables.
Of course, I don't see the point from a business perspective, but I can dream, right?
Originally Posted by nathris
The problem is that you can only really fit 3 heatpipes over a cpu, and those 3 are so good at carrying heat away that embedding more above them isn't going to do much.
HDT is clearly the superior design, since it gets 90% of the performance from 50% of the mass(and price!), but its just limited in design.
They need to figure out how to branch heatpipes, then we could have a 6 heatpipe version that narrows to 3 heatpipes and makes the TRUE and Megahalems look like the Intel stock cooler