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| Author: AkG |
Date: June 20, 2011
Product Name: Prolimatech Genesis
Part Number: Genesis
Warranty: 1 Year
Prolimatech Genesis CPU Cooler Review
We'll start this review with an oxymoron: while advanced manufacturing technologies are gradually reducing CPU heat output, heatsink manufacturers keep making larger and larger coolers. Odd isn't it? Yes, marketing sells products and to many newcomers, bigger is better but again and again we've seen smaller, well designed coolers take some of the top spots in our charts. And now we have Prolimatech coming along to drop yet another huge dual tower heatsink into our laps. Called the Genesis, it dwarfs almost every other competitor on the market while sporting a fundamentally unique design. But can it succeed where its predecessors have failed?
Prolimatech is no stranger to dual tower designs, as they were one of the first companies to make dual fin array designs both potent and popular with their iconic Megahalems
design. While the Genesis may not share much in common with the product which introduced enthusiasts to Prolimatech, it is still trying to forge a new path to greatness.
What makes this design unique is that unlike many other dual tower heatsinks, the Genesis takes a different road, a road less travelled. One that reminds us strongly of the Cooler Master V10
– sans TEC chip – since it combines the improved cooling of a tower style heatsink with the benefits of a down draft design. This is accomplished by simply bending one of the fin arrays at ninety degrees so it extends over the motherboard’s memory modules.
Unfortunately, past heatsinks which used a hybrid design such as the Genesis didn’t exactly perform up to our expectations. The aforementioned Cooler Master V10 took this approach and still couldn’t be called a “best in class” cooler even with a TEC helping it along. But with Prolimatech’s latest and greatest retailing for upwards of $75 USD, we naturally have some high expectations for it.