Summary: Kingwin's XT-1264 is the first tower-style heatsink to pass through the Frostytech test labs which incorporates asymmetrical U-shaped heatpipes. In other words the heatpipes are not even, rather one length of each vertical heatpipe is 30mm shorter than the opposite.
Conclusion: The Kingwin CPU cooler performed as I expected it to. Nothing spectacular, but not disappointing either. I can’t help wonder how this CPU cooler would perform if the CPU coolers base was lapped, also have an retention plate installed with it.
Conclusion: We loved the original Revolution for its innovative direct touch heatpipe design that provided excellent performance at an excellent price. The XT is no different, using a very similar design, just super-sized for the higher heat load that is Nehalem.
Pros: Good value, Quiet, Decent Performance, Improved mounting system for AMD sockets
Cons: I personally prefer a heavier mounting system such as the backplate style over the Intel push-pin style.