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Written by Olin Coles   
Wednesday, 08 October 2008
Table of Contents: Page Index
Best CPU Cooler Performance - Q3 2008
Thermally Conductive Element Reference
Cooler Master Geminii S
Cooler Master V8
Coolink Silentator
Evercool Transformer 6
OCZ Gladiator Max
Thermaltake V14 Pro
Vantec AeroFlow FX 120
Xigmatek Apache EP-CD901
Xigmatek HDT-S1284
Zalman CNPS9300 AT
Zaward Gyre ZCJ010
TIM Application and Surface
Testing Methodology
Test Results: Stock Cooling Fan
Test Results: High-Output Fan
CPU Cooler Final Thoughts
Best of Q3 2008 Conclusion

Evercool Transformer 6

If someone asked me to name the companies that offer the best CPU coolers, chances would be very good that Evercool would not be at the top of my list. It's not that Evercool doesn't make a good product, but the company has had little success earning a strong name for themselves in North America because they are sold under the Cables Unlimited brand. I believe the Transformer 6 might possibly change this position, because one look at the images below will reveal that this is not another CPU cooler clone.

From the chrome-plated 120mm fan to the very unique finsink design, Evercool's Transformer 6 is truly the most fascinating cooler I have seen all year long. Of course, Evercool products must do a lot more then just sit and look pretty to make an positive impact at Benchmark Reviews. However, there are still the customary prerequisites: six heat-pipes, copper base, 120mm fan, and plenty of heatsink fins.

Evercool has integrated three separate finsink groups into the Transformer 6, and two nickel-plated heat-pipes feed into each section from the solid copper base. Evercool doesn't build a premium cooler and forget to include a high-performance mounting system like we see with several other kits. Instead, the basic Intel pressure-clip system is replaced with a bolt-through mounting kit.

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Taking a good look at the side view, you'll notice that the Transformer 6 cooler is not an asymmetrical product. The unit leans towards one corner, primarily to make room for the Northbridge chipset and system memory. Coincidentally, it looks vaguely similar to the ASUS Triton 85 CPU cooler, only with more cooling fins available to the Transformer 6.

The copper base is polished to a mirror finish, and teamed with a good bolt-through mounting system heat is transferred efficiently. The 120mm cooler is not easily replaced without giving each corner a very strong pull away from the rubber vibration-isolating mounting plugs. Benchmark Reviews did not test the Evercool HPI-12025 kit with our high-output Yate Loon D12SH-12 fan, and instead conducted tests with the included 120mm stock fan.

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HPI-12025 Specifications

  • Overall Dimension : 155 x 120 x 140 mm
  • DC Fan Size : 120 x 120 x 25 mm
  • Heat Sink Material : Copper base+Aluminum Fan+Heat Pipe
  • Bearing Type : Ever Lubricate Bearing (Long Life bearing)
  • Rated Speed : Low:1200 ±10% RPM
  • High :1800 ±10% RPM
  • Noise Level : L<23 dBA / H <30 dBA
  • Rated Voltage : 12 V
  • Weight : 873 g

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About the company: EVERCOOL Thermal Co., Ltd

EVERCOOL is the top 5 cooling fan manufacturer in Taiwan, we specialized in PC Thermal Solutions, especially in CPU cooling field. EVERCOOL is headquartered in Taiwan and has its own factory located in Guang Dong China. This means that you can count on availability, as EVERCOOL warehouse is full of components and ready to ship goods, at all times. We would like to emphasize that we put our entire strengths on the research and improvement of our innovative "PC Thermal Solutions" and ensure you that we do our best to meet the needs of our customers.



 

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