Cooler Master V6GT CPU Cooler E-mail
Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling
Written by David Ramsey   
Wednesday, 07 July 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
Cooler Master V6GT CPU Cooler
Closer Look: Cooler Master V6GT
V6GT Heatsink Details
Heatsink Test Methodology
Testing and Results
CPU Cooler Final Thoughts
Cooler Master V6GT Conclusion

Cooler Master V6GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1

The progress made in the design and implementation of CPU coolers over the last few years has been little short of amazing. While both Intel and AMD provide perfectly adequate coolers with their boxed retail CPUs, enthusiasts will want to consider a third-party CPU cooler for their rigs from both performance and styling standpoints. Overclocking your CPU mandates something better than the stock cooler, and if you've a windowed case, looks don't hurt either. Cooler Master was founded to produce advanced cooling products, and in this review Benchmark Reviews looks at the latest in their line of "V" coolers, the Cooler Master V6GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1.

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Vendors of aftermarket CPU heatsinks face an uphill battle: most retail CPUs are delivered with a heatsink from the manufacturer, and any pre-built computer will of course have one, so the demand for an aftermarket unit is always going to be only a tiny fraction of the total computer market in terms of quantity. Aftermarket CPU coolers are the province of overclockers, and although performance is the primary consideration, other factors such as price, noise, and aesthetics can come into play as well. Cooler Master has a broad line of coolers ranging from stock-level replacement coolers to high-end enthusiast coolers; the V6GT represents the latest in their line of "V coolers" (which include the V8 and VTEC-enhanced V10) for the enthusiast market.

About Cooler Master

Cooler Master was founded with the mission of providing the industry's best thermal solutions. Since its establishment a decade ago, the company has remained faithful to this mission, emerging as a world leader in products and services for companies dealing with devices where heat issues must be resolved.

In pursuing this mission, Cooler Master is absolutely committed to delivering solutions that precisely meet customer requirements for features, performance, and quality. Moreover, we strive to be a reliable long-term partner for our customers that they can truly depend on. Cooler Master aims to be the first and foremost name that comes to mind for companies around the world seeking thermal solutions, and seeks to build such a reputation through outstanding technology, sophisticated design, and superior service.

Cooler Master's current business encompasses a comprehensive lineup of thermal solutions for a full range of applications. Our products range from heat sinks and fans to component housing, chassis, and ducting for computers, industrial machinery, telecommunications equipment, and many other devices.

Features

  • Densely stacked asymmetrical tilted aluminum fins for muscle cooling performance.
  • "Double-V" heatpipe array helps spread out the six heatpipes to fully utilize the cooling fins on the cooler. It also allows airflow to reach each individual heatpipe as opposed to traditional coolers.
  • Twin high-speed PWM fans with tool-free fan boxes deliver invincible cooling capability.
  • "Engine oil cap" button controls the color of the LED strip on top of the cooler.
  • DynaLoop Bearing Fan: Innovative self-lubricating bearing mechanism decreases oil-loss commonly seen on sleeve bearing fans. Evolutionary wave blade fan provides tremendous airflow with steady pressure.

Specifications

Model RR-V6GT-22PK-R1
CPU Socket Intel Socket LGA1366 / 1156 / 775
AMD Socket AM3 / AM2+ / AM2
Dimension 131 x 120 x 165 mm
5.2 x 4.7 x 6.5 inch
Heat Sink Material Copper base / Aluminum fins / 6 heatpipes
Fin Thickness 0.6 mm
Fan Dimension 120 x 120 x 25 mm
4.7 x 4.7 x 1 inch
Fan Speed 800- 2200 RPM (PWM)
Fan Airflow 34.02 - 93.74 CFM (per fan)
Fan Air Pressure 0.43 - 3.30 mmH2O (per fan)
Fan Life Expectancy 40,000 hrs/25 °C
Bearing Type DynaLoop Bearing
Connector 4 Pins
Noise Level 15 ~ 38 dBA
Rated Voltage 12V DC
Start Voltage 6V DC
Operating Voltage 6 ~ 13.2V DC
Rated Current 0.45A (0.7A Max. per fan)
Input Power 5.4W (8.4W Max. per fan)
Warranty 2 years
UPC Code 884102008726

The specifications look good. Now let's take a closer look at the cooler...



 

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