Conclusion: Over all it’s a very good product. I would highly recommend it. If you are thinking of buying that slightly more expensive cooler like V8, think again. Get this and save a little money. You will not regret it.
Summary: The Tranquillo is the second heatsink from Gelid Solutions, a Hong Kong based company born to a great extent from the ashes of the once mighty, now headphone hawking Arctic Cooling. Gelid has been continuing on in the silent cooling vein, with encouraging results.
Summary: At first look, Gelid Tranquillo gave us a déjà vu feeling, because it uses a design very similar to other coolers we tested, like
. The good news is that almost all the coolers with this design achieved a good performance in our tests and Tranquillo was not an exception: its performance was compatible to some of the best coolers we tested so far.
The better news is the fact that Tranquillo was one of the quietest coolers we've seen (better said, heard) so far.
Excerpt: Gelid has a worthy product in the Tranquillo, especially for a relatively new company. The Tranquillo easily bests the performance of the OEM cooler while being noticeably quieter, even at full speed. The design doesn't provide any board-cooling options though, but is relatively easy to install.
Summary: This is the second GELID Solutions CPU cooler that we've had on the bench here at BCCHardware, and just like the Silent Spirit CPU cooler ( full review here ), the Tranquillo also scored very well in our testing.
Pros: Good Performance, Competitive MSRP, Easy Installation, Compatible with all recent CPU's
Excerpt: Coolers seem to follow a very typical plan of what makes a good tower cooler. Some companies try fancy edge designs, while others implement more and more heat pipes to transfer the heat, all with varying success. To save a ton of money in real world building and testing, computer simulated environments are definitely the way to go. GELID has offered silent cooling prior to this, but this time they looked at things a little differently.
Excerpt: The Tranquillo is a big tower cooler with four 6mm heat pipes (without Direct Touch, though) and a fin stack which, for once, didn't feature blood-letting edges. It fits the usual suspects of AMD and Intel chips.
Conclusion: After all the dust settled and we got to know the Tranquillo’s strengths and weakness very well, it’s difficult not to come away impressed. Its unique design really does seem to work by funneling air into and over not only the main fin array but the secondary smaller fins placed over the contact plate. This in itself is only one of the many small things which Gelid’s engineers made to this product which allow it to punch far above its weight and price category.
Conclusion: Dal peso di 645g adotta una ventola 120mm hydro dynamic con un range di rotazione tra 750rpm e 1500rpm con un noise massimo di 25,5db. Disponibile si per socket Amd che Intel, è specifico per i nuovi processori i5 e i7. Nella scatola è inclusa la pasta termica GC-2. Il dissipatore è garantito ben 5 anni ed è disponibile al modestissimo prezzo di 38£/28€.