Thermalright Ultra-90 K8
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.
Uses stock AMD mounting system
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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