OCZ Gladiator MAX CPU Cooler

Test Results

Test Results

I ran the test at both stock settings and overclocked settings in both idle and load conditions to best simulate the working environment of a Home/Office PC.

Stock Settings

The idle temperatures were taken 10 minutes into Windows Vista and CPU load was checked using Windows Task Manager. The Load temp was taken through Realtemp 2.70 and was the maximum recorded temperature during 5 runs of IntelBurn Test 1.6.






Overclocked Settings

The idle temperatures were taken 10 minutes into windows Vista and CPU load was checked using Windows Task manager. The Load temp was taken through Realtemp 2.70 and was the maximum recorded temperature during 5 runs of IntelBurn Test 1.6.
 



 

Results Analysis


At stock settings the OCZ Gladiator is clearly the best cooler beating both the Intel stock cooler and Asus Triton by a clear margin. Matters change however once we begin to overclock the CPU to 3.8Ghz. The Asus gained a lot of ground on the OCZ here and while not quite matching the idle temperatures of the Gladiator it was ever so slightly better when the CPU was put under 100% load. This however comes at a cost as the OCZ was whisper quiet throughout the testing which is a lot more than can be said of the Asus.

Let's head over to the conclusion where I gather my thoughts on the Gladiator Max...
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Most Recent Comments

02-02-2009, 03:35:05

premiumgfx
The Gladiator looks like a solid performer. Great review.Has anyone patented HDT technology? I've seen some Xigmatek CPU coolers which use it too.Quote

02-02-2009, 04:55:18

w3bbo
Xigmatek were the first to use it iirc.Quote

02-02-2009, 04:59:15

monkey7
Hmm direct heatpipe touch :') Any chance of comparing it with the noctua U12P 1366 or a TRUE w/ bolt thru?Quote

02-02-2009, 05:00:17

w3bbo
I have a Noctua sat next to me but it isn't a review item sadly.Quote

02-02-2009, 05:12:59

WC Annihilus
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='w3bbo'
Xigmatek were the first to use it iirc.
Wrong actually. First to use it were Zaward. It's just that Xigmatek was the one to take it and really run with it.

Looks like a solid cooler. Shame they didn't bring in the dimpled fin design of the Vendetta seriesQuote
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