Thermalright Ultra-90 K8


<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 5/4/2006
Author: Nicholas Sarpolis (NickS)
Hardware Acquired: Jab-Tech


The Ultra-90 shined when a more intense heat load was applied, showing what more heatpipes can really do when running an overclocked CPU. Despite lacking the features of the XP-90 like cooling surrounding motherboard components, the Ultra-90 still manages to get by, and keep's the CPU a full 2ºC cooler when overclocked.

Overall the heatsink is a great buy. Price vs. performance ratio is great. Paired with the 30 dBa Panaflo, it makes for a quiet, and effective cooling solution on any budget, for almost any socket.

Good Performance
Quiet Operation
Uses stock AMD mounting system
Great Price
Light Weight

Doesn't cool surrounding components
Difficult mounting system

A special thank's goes out from OC3D to Jab-Tech, for providing OC3D with this magnificent product to review!

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04-05-2006, 19:40:09


Check it out here.

Feel free to post comments, quesitons, suggestions, etc.

Also, the contest winner gets a FREE, brand new, Panaflo M1A 92MM fan.



04-05-2006, 19:47:49

WC Annihilus
Not too bad. However, this review seemed fairly laid back or something, much more casual. Not necessarily a bad thing. Also, when talking about test setup and method, you should say how long you let it sit for idle and load. I know you photoed that into your screenshots, but I prefer it all being stated before the testing screenies. That's personal preference though. Besides that, nice job

Edit: Upon a more thorough reading, I'm sorry to say I've come to dislike it You misspelled necessarily and necessary. I really feel you should spell out everything fully instead of using all of those abbreviations. You should have capitalized Ballistix. The overall organization seemed off and it just doesn't seem to flow. This is not a flame or anything of the sort. I just have a bit of a habit of stating things very bluntly.Quote

04-05-2006, 21:55:43

I'm going to have to agree... The review only took a couple of hours for Nick to fully test and complete, doesn't seem long enough to be a solid official review.Quote

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