Friday, September 14th 2007

OCZ Unleashes the High-Performance Vendetta CPU Cooler

OCZ Technology Group, today unveiled the OCZ Vendetta CPU cooler as their leading-edge yet affordable solution. Using a distinctive, highly efficient heat pipe and fin design developed by Xigmatek in combination with a low-noise fan, the Vendetta is built to tackle heat-induced performance degradation and to solve the cooling challenges of today’s enthusiast system builds.


“The new Vendetta cooler introduces a number of novel features to the world of desktop processor cooling,” commented Dr. Michael Schuette, VP of Technology Development at OCZ Technology. “Especially large scale fins associated with high performance coolers are burdened with the problems of laminar flow, at the same time, initial heat removal from the source is hampered by high thermal resistance at the processor interface. Both problems are attacked with Vendetta by combining dimple-technology with direct heat pipe contact and adding the body of the base plate only as secondary buffer for excessive heat transients.”

While traditional heat pipe CPU coolers implement a solid base plate design, the Vendetta’s three copper heat pipes make direct contact with the processor to ensure the most rapid heat transfer. A novel “dimple” micro-configuration of the stacked aluminum fins adds turbulences, thereby reducing the skin effect of laminar air flow. Moreover, a folded "V" shape macro-configuration of the fins adds surface area without compromising the compact design. As a result, the Vendetta offers effective cooling area found usually only in much larger coolers to parallel their performance without the spatial requirements.

“We are pleased to see our inventions put into mainstream production by OCZ Technology,” commented Gary Huang, CEO of Xigmatek. “OCZ Technology’s commitment to innovation is a perfect counterpart for Xigmatek’s engineering capabilities and the combination of our strength will give us the best performance – price solution in the consumer cooling market.”

The ultra-quiet fan, with its anti-vibration rubber connectors to reduce excess noise, sets new standards in quiet, yet extremely efficient cooling performance. Because of its compact design, the OCZ Vendetta CPU cooler can be accommodated with ease even in the most crowded cases. The versatile Vendetta is compatible with AMD AM2/939/754/755 and Intel 775 sockets and can be installed quickly and easily by end-users at all skill levels.

Compact style combined with quiet and efficient heat dissipation makes the OCZ Vendetta the top choice to cool the latest processors. The Vendetta provides superior and reliable performance with its state-of-the-art design for enthusiasts looking to upgrade for improved system stability.

For more information on the Vendetta CPU Cooler, please click here.Source: OCZ Technology
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9 Comments on OCZ Unleashes the High-Performance Vendetta CPU Cooler

#1
Frederik S
Staff
Looks like it feature some large heatpipes diameter wise, or am I wrong ?
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#2
Murasame
Those are some of the biggest heatpipes I've seen. It that actually how the bottom of the heatsink is with the pipes making direct contact with the cpu? Might be good for taking heat straight from the cpu to the pipes.
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OnBoard
by: Frederik S
Looks like it feature some large heatpipes diameter wise, or am I wrong ?
Nope, bet they are 8mm a pop. No more room to add more heatpipes, so have to go bigger. Not that this is anything new, I had Sharkoon HPS1 couple years ago with one HUGE heatpipe and a direct contact. Too bad it was only only socket A, would have kept it for my A64 system too.

http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&number=5&artpage=839&articID=213
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#4
OnBoard
by: Murasame
Those are some of the biggest heatpipes I've seen. It that actually how the bottom of the heatsink is with the pipes making direct contact with the cpu? Might be good for taking heat straight from the cpu to the pipes.
Yep they are making direct contact and yes it is, quite a few of those already out. One review even here months ago:

http://www1.techpowerup.com/reviews/Xigmatek/082Cooler
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#6
a111087
direct contact seems to be a very good thing (if it also comes with a flat base of course :))
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#7
Darknova
Might be interesting to see how this one turns out...but it's no super-cooler lol
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#8
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Apparently, one company come up with the direct heat pipe method and now everyone is following suit. They need to make the base smooth without any crevices or cracks and then it may help.
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Namslas90
by: WarEagleAU
Apparently, one company come up with the direct heat pipe method and now everyone is following suit. They need to make the base smooth without any crevices or cracks and then it may help.
Yeah, don't like the looks of the base. Wonder how far you would have to go to lap it, and wether or not it would damage the Heatpipes?

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