Conclusion: The Vendetta 2 is certainly a pretty good cooler. While it may not be as good as, say a TRUE 120, it’s still much cheaper, on top of having a fan included. This cooler is more geared towards the weekend overclocker rather than the more heavy overclocker like the TRUE.
Excerpt: Some time ago I looked at OCZ's Vendetta cooler and in this review I'm going to take a brief look at its new brother: the Vendetta 2. This new cooler looks a lot like it's older brother, but it has a bigger heatsink and uses a larger fan to deliver better cooling performance.
Conclusion: I've talked before in heatsink reviews of the difficulty present in heatsink design in striking the balance between cooling ability and noise levels, and it's obviously been on the minds of the heatsink engineers at OCZ.
Summary: OCZ has released a revised version of their Vendetta CPU Cooler; this second generation features a larger 120mm fan and also Direct-Touch-Heatpipe design, maximizing performance at acceptable noise levels!
Conclusion: We must first point out that OCZ did it again. Since we are already used to the fact they provide top level enthusiast hardware, the performance of the big Vendetta was by no means surprising.
Summary: The original Vendetta cooler performs well and is still a great option for those with limited space, but the cooling performance and low noise operation of the Vendetta 2 are really impressive.
Summary: The Vendetta 2 heatsink is decked out for stealth in a couple different ways; for starters the fan is held in place with vibration absorbing rubber fan posts. It also features three large copper heatpipes that make direct contact with the CPU.
Summary: Looking at the results of our tests, I was pleased with the overall cooling peformance of the OCZ Vendetta 2. It wasn't one of the best on our list, but it matched the Xigmatek HDT-D1284 and it was one of the quietest.
Pros: - Good cooling performance, - Heatpipe-to-CPU Direct contact, - Intel and AMD compatible, - Ultra quiet 120mm fan (20-32 dBa), - Price
Conclusion: After working with this unit for over a week it is safe to say we have a good handle on this cooler and while it may share the same lineage as the Xigmatek S1283, it is not the same cooler in the least.