How big is too big? With their latest V8 GTS, Cooler Master is pushing the boundaries of size when it comes to CPU coolers.
Cooler Master is a company which became renowned as a cooling solutions manufacturer. Even though the company has diversified into many segments of the market, today they still offer a great number of cooling solutions, from OEM cooler replacements to extreme solutions for hardcore enthusiasts.
Today we will be looking at their latest high performance cooler, the V8 GTS, an air cooler of massive proportions, which Cooler Master is hoping to combine excellent performance and a unique appearance with. The V8 GTS also comes with a hefty price tag, retailing for about 100 USD at the time of this review. Does it perform well enough to justify the price? We will find out in this review.
Manufacturer features and specifications
|CPU Socket||Intel® LGA 2011/1366/1156/1155/1150/775|
AMD FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3 /AM2
|Dimensions||154 x 149.8 x 166.5mm (6.1 x 5.9 x 6.6 in)|
|Heat Sink Dimensions||154 x 140 x 153.5mm (6.1 x 5.5 x 6.0 in)|
|Heat Sink Material||Vapor Chamber / 8 Heat Pipes / Aluminum Fins|
|Heat Sink Weight||854g (1.9lb)|
|Heat Pipe Dimensions||Ø6mm|
|Fan Dimensions||Ø 140 x 20 mm (5.5 x 0.8 inch)|
|Fan Speed||600 – 1,600 RPM (PWM) ± 10%|
|Fan Air Flow||28 – 82 CFM ± 10%|
|Fan Air Pressure||0. 3 – 1.45 mmH2O ± 10%|
|Fan Life Expectancy||160,000 hrs|
|Noise Level||36 dBA|
|Bearing Type||POM bearing – Cooler Master 4th Gen. Bearing (*POM = Polyoxymethylene)|
|Rated Voltage||12 VDC|
|Fan Weight||110g (0.24 lb) x 2|