XSPC X2O Delta CPU waterblock
In the very recent past AMD and Intel have been vocal about upcoming families of multiple core CPU’s which will take processors into an area that we have never seen before. With Intel’s current Q6600 quad-core and AMD’s soon to be released Phenom native quad-core processors on the horizon, eight and sixteen cored processors will no doubt follow as the process is perfected and applications demand it.
It is a well known fact that water-cooling is really beginning to become a viable mainstream alternative to traditional air-cooling measures. No longer is water-cooling purely the domain of the hardcore overclockers, but ever increasingly it is beginning to make its way into more and more people’s homes.
With the advent of quad-core processors and the successful saturation of the market with dual-core processors as well, a need has arisen for cooling methods to tame these multi-cored beasts. So how do we look towards cooling these processors more efficiently...With water-cooling of course!
Now this is where XSPC comes in. Currently, there are around 6 or 7 major players within the realm of water-cooling component manufacturing, and many of them tend to target the upper echelon of the market and are priced accordingly. XSPC on the other hand tend to cater for the water-cooling fraternity but from a budget or better price-point perspective, whilst still offering exceptional performing products. If there is one thing I have learned whilst conducting reviews at Overclock3D, it's to never judge a book by its cover. Anyway enough of my rambling let's just get on with the review.
Today I have been fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to review XSPC's latest CPU waterblock - the XSPC X2O Delta CPU waterblock. The X2O Delta is essentially a revised version of the XSPC X2O Xtreme and has been optimised for dual- and quad-core CPU's. For this review the X2O Delta will be going head-to-head with one of the current top performing CPU waterblocks - the D-Tek FuZion.
Let's have a look at the XSPC X2O Delta's specifications...
The X2O Delta's specifications have been taken directly from XSPC's website:
- G1/4" Thread
- High Performance Copper Base
With Over 1000 Copper Pins
- Chrome Plated Brass Top
- Universal Mounting Plate
- Supports Sockets A/462, 478, 604/603
754/939/940, AM2 and LGA775 Supplied with universal mounting kit.
Particularly impressive is the increased pin count on the X2O Delta and the universal socket compatibility that the mounting plate allows.
Let's head over the page and have a look at the XSPC X2O Delta's packaging and contents...