Thermaltake Typhoon Heatsink Roundup :: Introduction

05-18-2006 · Category: Hardware - Cooling

By Tulatin

When monster air cooling first came to the market, it was first through a custom constructed behemoth of a heatsink, followed tentatively by a gaggle of smaller, but still beefy heatsinks. Items such as Zalman's 7700 line, which were clear inspirations to later heatsinks such as the Blue and Golden Orb II, paved the way for even bigger heatsinks to hit the market. Truly epic heatsinks such as the Scythe Ninja, The Zalman 9500, and two beasts of heatsinks that I've tested in these labs ourselves, which I've found to be near kings of cooling - the Thermaltake Sonic Tower, and Big Typhoon. Yet, not every user has the space inside their case, let alone the clearance on the motherboard to mount such gargantuan beasts. This was something which was picked up on by competitor Thermalright, when they introduced a pair of heatsinks the XP90 and XP120. While both these models would eventually be succeeded, they gave users with tight spaces and small cases a chance at most of the cooling of the big boy, at a fraction of the size. This is clearly an idea Thermaltake has picked up on, shown especially with the release of their new heatsink - the Mini Typhoon. While about the same height, the reductions in width and length are sure to benefit some users, and the pure copper core promises to help hold low temperatures when the going gets tough. What remains to be seen, however, is if this little brother is still big on performance, just like family tradition implies he is.


Thermaltake Typhoon Heatsink Roundup
Thermaltake Typhoon Heatsink Roundup
Thermaltake Typhoon Heatsink Roundup