Originally Posted by Steven B
No one told gigabyte their heatsinks were nice I guess, so they made them how they thought users wanted them, maybe they thought users thought the heatsinks were too nice, who knows some of the guys on forums are nuts in their responses just bitching about everything. I think the Sniper 3 looks good however.
The new heatsinks are more about functionality than form, in fact, the one on the G1 and UD5H boards are apparently over-dimensioned for the chipset whereas the one on the UD3H will be used on most of their new 7-series boards. They're ok, but not amazing. Wait until you see the new R.O.G. boards, Asus has once again come up with a really nice heatsink design. That said, the regular Asus boards is an entirely different kettle of fish...