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Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme CPU Cooler Review
Thermalright Ultra eXtreme - Review - Coolers | XSReviews - Part 8
Thermalright has a long tradition of making excellent heatsinks with simple, aesthetically pleasing designs. Its previous flagship CPU cooler, the massive aluminum tower Ultra , gave the low airflow champ Scythe Ninja a serious run for its money. Not one to sit idle, Thermalright improved the design by increasing the number of heat pipes from four to six and added the moniker "eXtreme" to the name. With the original Ultra being a strong performer already, the question we look to answer is: How much difference can two heatpipes make? Mounting hardware, thermal compound, fan clips, anti-vibration strips, and instructions. The Ultra eXtreme is almost identical to its brother, the Ultra, with the exception of two extra heat pipes. An interesting aspect about the number of heatpipes: While there are technically just six heatpipes, in practical terms, they act like 12 heatpipes.
Thermalright added two extra heatpipes to their successfully Ultra CPU heatsink, in order to further improve performance on the high end scale. We compare this CPU cooling beast to the best out there to see what it can offer eXtra. All information and graphics contained in Madshrimps are sole property of the Madshrimps crew and may not be reproduced or copied in any manner without written permission from us. Related articles. When Thermalright introduced their vanilla early Ultra in the AMD Athlon 64 systems were quite popular as the Intel Conroe had not launched yet.
Click to enlarge. The Ultra eXtreme builds on the Ultra which only had 4 U-shaped heatpipes. The eXtreme has an interesting fin shape, the tips of the fins are bent either up or down.