Excerpt: So what does it take to beat the Thermalright Ultra-120 when it comes to all out performance? Well an improved Ultra-120 in this case it is called the Ultra-120 Extreme. So in order to beat the best you have to make it better.
Conclusion: Thermalright is not a new company, they have been making CPU and GPU coolers for over five years. It is common to see companies launch very limited edition “100%” copper one-offs of their best selling cooler designs, yet ironically they cost significantly more for nearly the same performance.
Summary: This huge heatsink from Thermalright with 120mm fan support fits both AMD K8, AM2 and Intel S775 system, in this review we compare it against the best out to see if Thermalright can reclaim the CPU air cooling crown. Read on to find out if they have succeeded.
Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme 1366 RT CPU Cooler Review
5 November 2007
Conclusion: Today we didn't perform a typical processor cooler review wherein the performance of the heat sink in question is compared to a number of different heat sinks in various setups. We wanted a very straight forward test on the new i7 processor and to maintain focus on the Ultra-120 eXtreme heat sink.
Pros: Thermalright quality, visual appeal, performance, Rather flexible cooling options with additional or higher RPM fans, Despite size, rather nimble on the CPU socket dance floor, The included fan is certainly not a dud, quiet operation and well groomed performance
Cons: Flexible in its mounting, but still maintains a large wingspan, At the upper end of the price range, the included fan helps but $$$ is still up there, Will make you want to run out and grab matching Thermalright chipset/PWM/GPU heat sinks
Conclusion: Thermalright zeigt mit dem True Copper Ultra-120 eXtreme ein CPU-Kühler mit hervorragender Verarbeitung, Klasse Optik und sehr guten Kühlungsmöglichkeiten. Der Intel Core i7 wurde auf Bedarf mit Luftkühlung auf über 4 GHz in der Redaktion stabil betrieben.
Pros: + Optik, + Kühlleistung, + Silent Betrieb möglich