|Zaward VIVO PCJ004 Exposed Copper Heatpipe CPU Cooler|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Thursday, 20 September 2007|
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Zaward VIVO HDT PCJ004
Heatpipes have not been an integrated part of the CPU heatsink for very long now, but the tall design with a fan fixed to the front has already been done several times over. Copper heatpipes, and later copper bases, helped reach the coolest temperatures available from air cooling, but enthusiasts didn't have to wait long for the next advancement. The newly popular Heatpipe Direct Touch "technology", a design created by Zaward, has proven itself effective in our review of the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Exposed Copper Heatpipe CPU Cooler which "borrowed" from Zaward's design.
Many manufacturers search out designs that will help them develop a product known for extraordinary performance. Benchmark Reviews has already reviewed many of the very best CPU coolers available to enthusiasts, from the very unique and original design of the Zaward Sylphee ZCJ003 CPU Cooler to the oversized Thermaltake MaxOrb CL-P0369 CPU Cooler. Not long ago, we even reviewed the Ultra ULT33186 Chilltec TEC CPU Cooler which combined three different cooling technologies into one solution. All of these products performed very well, but none of them really set itself apart from the pack. In this review we will test the Zaward VIVO PCJ004 Exposed Copper Heatpipe Direct Touch CPU cooler against a field of top competitors.
Ideally every CPU cooler should perform well, which most do. But in the age of advertising and marketing, consumers are easily mislead into believing a product will perform well just because of the company branding it. I have reviewed some very nice coolers over the summer by some of the most well known names in the industry; only to be let down by their claims of premium performance. Well, to be honest, prior to this summer I had never heard of Zaward before; but their Sylphee CPU cooler was quite impressive. Now a few months later Benchmark Reviews has the opportunity to showcase their crown jewel.
Zaward Corporation, a professional thermal provider aims to create best product to user's demand. Today it brings a radically invention "VIVO" to contradict the stereotype that Water cooling performs superior
Just a moment here... Zaward claims that the VIVO outperforms any air cooling product? That sure seems bold; perhaps too bold! Well, I'm always a bit skeptical, especially when the marketing spin is soaked with Engrish. But around here we like to let the products prove themselves worthy; and any manufacturer who makes a claim like this had better be sure that their little precious can put up a fight!
About the company: ZAWARD
Zaward Corporation was founded in 1996 as the sole worldwide agent of Globefan Technology Co., Ltd., one of the leading manufacturers of DC fans that has been established since 1986 in Taiwan to provide major personal computer power supply companies with the best quality products.
For their efforts over the decade, the company has built their reliable reputation and gained clients' trust on her high standard of engineering and well-developed quality control system. As the company grew, it put together a thermal solutions R&D team and started work on big OEM projects primarily for German and Japanese electrical companies. With full support from Globefan, the company has consistently met the strict demands of its customers.
While technology is progressing rapidly, reduction in costs are always called for. Due to market changes, the company has decided to promote their own products. In 2005, Zaward & Globefan setup the new R&D center and thermal solutions lab in Taipei, Taiwan for OEM customized projects as well as for its own product development. At the same time, the new noise lab and wind tunnel have been installed in the China factory to fulfill our research and development for high technology, and more advanced products. Meanwhile, to have the complete test equipment for more strict quality control and application purpose.