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Summary: The Gigabyte G-Power 2 Pro is a difficult product. On the one hand, it had the potential to be a great cooler. The basic design concept is great: Nicely finished copper base, five long, thicker-than-usual heatpipes running through a big array of thin aluminum fins angled so that the air from the fan flows both onto the VRMs and towards the exhaust fan in a typical case.
Summary: The Gigabyte G-Power 2 Pro is a decent cooler that adds probably the best additional airflow for cooling the Mosfets around the CPU socket. Its unique style and cool blue LEDs are a nice touch, and the included power adapter makes the fan extremely quiet when run at 5V.
Aside from the proprietary fan, there are a few other issues to take into consideration.
Pros: Quietest fan in the test group at 5V, Decent performance, Additional cooling for motherboard Mosfets, Excellent finish on the base, Unique chrome-looking shroud, Cool blue LEDs for the fan
Cons: Expensive, Proprietary fan difficult to replace in case of failure, Very large - not recommended for small cases, Unusual installation for Intel LGA775
Conclusion: The Gigabyte G-Power 2 is a more than competent cooler which managed to keep our AM2 machine well below dangerous temperatures. It can do it quietly, or you can crank up the power and give your core a little more breathing room. It’s a shame that there isn’t a rear PCI variable speed method which would allow you to change the speed easily, but I feel this cooler is designed for set-and-forget cooling.
Conclusion: El Gigabyte G-Power 2 Pro cuenta con un gran potencial para ser un gran disipador. Un diseño muy novedoso, una base con un acabado perfecto, 5 heatpipes que atraviesan su estructura formada por láminas de aluminio, las cuales son refrigeradas por un enorme ventilador de 120mm, que a su vez ayuda a refrigerar el bloque de mosfets de nuestra placa base.
Pros: Muy silencioso a 5V, Buen rendimiento a 1500rpm, Diseño cromado muy elegante, Acabado de la base, Refrigera los Mosfets de la placa, Instalación sencilla en AMD, Iluminación
Cons: Ruido generado a 12v, Tamaño elevado para cajas pequeñas, Requiere desmontar la placa para instalación en equipos Intel