Gigabyte G-Power 2 Pro Review 6

Gigabyte G-Power 2 Pro Review

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Introduction


I would like to thank Gigabyte for supplying the review sample.

Features:
  • Convex curves widen air range for both CPU and MOSFET cooling
  • 12cm high air bandwidth silent fan for heat dissipation
  • Pure copper-base, nickel-coated for durability
  • Back-end blue atmospheric LEDs
  • Heat pipe array comprising of 8mm-thick heat piping
  • Dual speed feat from acoustic to performance
  • Fan speed adjustment by voltage bridging cable
Compatibility:
  • Intel Core 2 Extreme processor series
  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor series
  • Intel Core 2 Quad processor series
  • Intel Pentium Extreme Edition processor series
  • Intel Pentium D processor series
  • Intel Pentium 4 processor series
  • AMD AM2
  • AMD Athlon FX series
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 series
  • AMD Athlon 64 series
  • AMD Sempron series
Specifications:
Dimension:121 x 126 x 162mm (D x W x H)
Fan dimensions:120 x 120 x 25mm (W x H x D)
Number of heat pipes:5
Base composition:Copper
Fin material:Aluminum
Rated Voltage:5V / 12V
Rated Current:0.2A
Fan Speed:700 / 1500 RPM
Acoustic:16 / 23 dBA
Bearing type:EBR
MTBF:30,000 Hours
Total Weight:642g

Packaging & Contents


The Gigabyte G-Power 2 Pro comes in a matte-black box with color images, detailed features and specifications on all four sides.


The heatsink itself is packed in dense foam and covered with a plastic piece that protects it during shipping, but allows the cooler to be viewed in a retail environment. Below the cooler is a white cardboard box that that contains all the accessories and the installation instructions.


Gigabyte includes with the heatsink a power adapter cable which allows the use to supply the G-Power 2 Pro with 12V or 5V. To help maintain that shiny finish, there is even a small polishing cloth. The rest of the hardware is for mounting: LGA775 brackets and backplate, AMD brackets and mounting clip, screws, nuts, washers and thermal compound.

A Closer Look


The Gigabyte G-Power 2 Pro features a proprietary 120mm x 25mm fan with three blue LEDs and a chrome-looking shroud around it. Gigabyte has designed the G-Power 2 Pro to aid in the cooling of Mosfets located around the CPU socket. By angling the fan down slightly, the airflow points almost directly at the Mosfets, blowing exhaust air from the cooler over them. The downside to this design is that it makes the cooler very large. In fact, at 162mm it is taller than the Thermalright IFX-14 or Ultra 120-eXtreme. Due to this size, Gigabyte recommends installing the cooler only in cases that are 200mm or wider.


Sticking out below the fan are five 8mm heatpipes that wrap around to the copper base. On top of the base are some small fins that will help to remove additional heat from the CPU.


To protect the base during shipping, there is a large red warning sticker covering it. After removing the sticker, the nickel-plated base is exposed. The base is very flat and polished well, but there are minor distortions evident in the reflection.
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