Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 ReviewCryonics - June 14, 2012
Category: CPU Cooling
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The original Gammaxx 400 cpu cooler I reviewed was defective. Deepcool has been kind enough to send us a replacement sample. For updated test results and conclusion please read on.
Deepcool has manufactured cooling accessories for laptops, graphics cards and case fans, among others, for the past 15 years. Until now it has concentrated on the Asian market, but is just recently turning its sights on the U.S. Deepcool is ISO compliant, which means it adheres to strict international guidelines in manufacturing, management, and continued improvement. In this review I will be examining the latest Deepcool CPU cooler, the GAMMAXX 400, in its retail packaged form. I will be comparing it to similar coolers for performance and cooling efficiency.
The GAMMAXX 400 is packaged in a white box with blue accents, with the front containing an angled view of the cooler itself, which seems to be the standard for most of Deepcool's products. Just under the picture on the front is information regarding some of the GAMMAXX 400's features: compatibility with both AMD & Intel processors, four heat pipes, PWM control, blue LEDs, "de-vibration," overclocking support, super silent, and long life bearing. The back of the box contains a photo of the fan and cooler assembly along with the contact surface for the CPU.
The left side of the box has a listing of the Gammaxx 400's specifications including the cooler's dimensions, CPU compatibility, and measurement diagram. The right side of the box contains the cooler's specifications in multiple languages.
Now it's time to unbox the GAMMAXX 400 for a closer inspection. With the box open we can see the accessories box on top and once removed we can see the fan and cooler tucked inside the package.
In the first photo you can see that the GAMMAXX 400 comes with all of the necessary mounting hardware and thermal paste for both Intel and AMD applications. Supported sockets include: Intel LGA2011/1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2/940/939/754. The second photo shows the retention clips for mounting the 120mm fan firmly in place. I used the offset holes for a tighter grip on the fan to help prevent vibrations while the fan runs at full speed. A second set is included for a push/pull configuration, which will be required for overclocking the Intel Core i7 39XX series chips.