Summary: Though obviously unable to live up to its "silent" billing, the Thermalright Venomous X Silent Edition comes as close as an CPU heatsink can to this claim without resorting to passive cooling. As the included fans spin at a meager 600 RPM and employ fluid bearings, they are exceedingly quiet, being effectively inaudible even in our anechoic chamber. They also perform surprisingly well on the Venomous X, giving our reference Nexus 120 mm fans a run for their money.
Excerpt: A few months ago, the subject of better CPU cooling came up when discussing processor reviews. While stock coolers have their place, they don’t allow very much in the way of overclocking. But after talking to our expert friends over at Acoustic PC , the Thermalright Venomous X CPU Cooler came highly recommended for taking away the heat and achieving …
Excerpt: Thermalright is a name that has been synonymous with enthusiast-level air cooling for quite a while now. Their venerable Ultra 120 Extreme (aka the TRUE) has won accolades and was once the favorite high end air cooler among overclockers worldwide. In recent times, the TRUE has fallen behind a little bit. While still one of the top air coolers, it’s not quite standing alone on the podium as it once was.
Summary: With the Venomous-X, Thermalright brings a very good cooler to the market. It's diverse, will mount on pretty much any Intel processor and definitely is capable of dealing with a hot and sweaty processor alright! We feel the Venomous-X is a good match to the Noctua NH-D14 Premium in terms of performance, yet a whole lot smaller. The thing is though, Noctua and pretty much any brand out there delivers their coolers with at the very least one fan.
Excerpt: Thermalright is one of the top cooler manufactures, and for many years they sat as king of the hill with the Ultra 120 (or TRUE as some call it) and its many revisions. In the last couple of years that status has been challenged by companies like Noctua with the NH-U12P , and more recently the NH-D14 . To get back on the top of the hill Thermalright has updated the Ultra 120 design and has called it the Venomous X.
Summary: The heir to the famous Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme is not very different from its predecessor, but nevertheless, we managed to discover at least one significant distinguishing feature. Read more in our review.
Summary: Needless to say we were impressed with the Thermalright Venomous-X, as it set a new record on our test bed for air-coolers. Prior to testing the Venomous-X, the coolest we have been able to get our overclocked Core i7 processor with an ambient room temperature of 21 degrees was 65 degrees when under load.
Conclusion: Taken as a whole we enjoyed working with the Thermalright Venomous-X due to the fact that it offers excellent performance coupled with an almost idiot-proof installation procedure. It may not be a perfect fit for all people and every situation but it is a very, very good choice for many.
Conclusion: Beim Venomous X geht Thermalright teilweise neue Wege, teilweise behalten Sie aber auch ihre alten Sünden bei. Bei der Verpackung hat sich der Stil leicht geändert, statt bekanntem Braun ist man zu Schwarz gewechselt, schlicht geblieben ist die Verpackung dennoch. Das was die Verpackung jedoch machen soll, den Kühler während des Transportes schützen macht sie gut.
Pros: bietet Platz für bis zu zwei Lüfter, sichere und einfache Montage, sehr gute Verarbeitung, gute bis sehr gute Testergebnisse
Cons: kein Lüfter im Lieferumfang enthalten, keine Halterung für AMD-System beiliegend
Summary: Finitions impeccables, nouveau système de fixation amélioré et performance de haut vol, voilà ce qui caractérise ce nouveau ventirad Thermalright, et nous n'en attendions pas moins. Par contre, avouons quand même que nous avons été un peu décus sur quelques points. Tout d'abord, le Venomous-X n'est pas vraiment nouveau, il est une évolution logique des Ultra.
Pros: Performance, Finition, Montage facile et solide, Backplate pratique, 2 x 120 mm possible