Thermalright XP-120 K8/P4 CPU Cooler ReviewFormer staff writer - September 28, 2004
Category: CPU Cooling
We don't review many heat sinks anymore, unless we think it's something very special. Today, we're going to take a look at Thermalright's new XP-120 heat sink which we believe will fall under the "special" category. The XP-120 is what Thermalright calls "Heavy-Weight performance in a feather-weight package" which seems to accurately describe this cooler. To give you an idea of how massive this heat sink really is, the XP-120 utilizes a 120mm fan!
The XP-120 is an aluminum heat sink with six heatpipes and has a nickel plated high purity copper base. The XP-120 was designed for performance but also for quiet cooling. We're going to put the XP-120 up against our Alpha PAL 8150, a heat sink that is sure to put the XP-120 to the test!
"Thermalright specializes in the design and manufacture of a wide array of cooling systems and modules for the information communication technology (ICT) industries. Our CPU cooler line of products is designed with a diverse group of end users in mind; as such, our products are suitable in a variety of distribution channels. Thermalright employees the top-notch designers and uses advance testing equipment and process that meet the stringent testing specifications of Intel and AMD. Our people and our process are ISO-9000 certified. We work only with the leading component vendors of the world to ensure the best quality to our customers."
|Dimension||100x125x63mm (without fan)|
|Weight||370g (without fan)|
|Material||Aluminum & Nickel Plated Copper Base|
- 120mm recommended fan for maximum cooling capability
- Multiple heatpipes for well spread heat around aluminum fins
- Soldered fins to base to make effective contact
- Light weight and easy installation