OCZ calls their combination heat sink and fan CPU cooler the "Vendetta 2" and it attacks thermal build up with a vengeance. Vendetta 2's trio of 8mm copper heat pipes are configured to be in direct contact with the CPU for efficiently movement of heat away from the processor to the cooling fins.
And, while thermal transference is good, it takes a fan to get things properly moving along. The Vendetta 2 is rigged for silent running. The 120mm rifle bearing fan is attached to the vertical array of aluminum convection fins using vibration-damping rubber posts. It moves an impressive 81 CFM at its maximum 1500 RPM but only generates 32 dBA – as quiet as a library.
PWM functionality lets the computer's BIOS reduce speed and noise even further depending on thermal need. The fins are configured to allow lower velocity air to pass through with less resistance and, they have been dimpled to break up laminar airflow and add turbulence which creates more efficient circulation.
- Superior Heat Dissipation and Cooling PerformanceThree U-type heatpipes integrated with H.D.T. (Heatpipe Direct Touch) technology and high-density aluminum fins maximize heat transfer and dissipation. Plus a huge 120mm rifle bearing fan runs efficiently to deliver unparalleled cooling performance.
- PWM FunctionThe PWM function automatically adjusts fan speeds according to the CPU temperature for efficient cooling and minimized fan noise.
- Universal Socket CompatibilityThe OCZ Vendetta 2 features broad compatibility with AMD socket 754, 755, 939, and AM2 platforms, as well as the Intel LGA 775 platform.