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Old September 12, 2008, 11:04 PM
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Default OCZ Unveils Gladiator & Gladiator Max CPU Coolers

OCZ Technology has just unveiled the new Gladiator and Gladiator Max CPU coolers:
"OCZ Technology Group, Inc. a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today unveiled the OCZ Gladiator and Gladiator Max, the latest CPU cooler line designed for supreme thermal management and efficiency. Combining a distinctive stacked fin array, heat-pipe direct touch (HDT) design, and a large low-noise fan, the Gladiator series is built to take on the cooling challenges of today’s most powerful processors and ensure your system functions at its peak.
“The new Gladiator coolers take the HDT design from the popular Vendetta series to the next level, with the addition of the latest pillar design to transfer heat even more efficiently up and away from your processor,” said Ryan Edwards, Director of Product Management of the OCZ Technology Group. “With the Gladiator series we are able to offer customers sophisticated coolers for the complete spectrum of applications ranging from mainstream gaming to enthusiast overclocking.”

Utilizing the proven performance of the latest HDT design, the Gladiator series has direct contact with the processor using four copper heat pipes to ensure the most rapid heat transfer. The unique “folded” fin configuration also helps maximize surface area while maintaining a compact form factor. Whether you are tight on space and need the small 92mm fan size of the Gladiator, or need the ultimate performance of the larger 120mm Gladiator Max, these coolers accommodate all levels of enthusiasts with a variety of case sizes."
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Old September 13, 2008, 10:29 AM
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Looks like a nice replacement to the Vendetta series. However we will see how they perform and if they cost more or less then the other competitors products.
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Old September 16, 2008, 06:12 AM
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Ew. If you take a look at the pictures it looks like the polishing and refinement of the copper pipes are unfinished and poor.
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Old September 16, 2008, 11:28 PM
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more or less a xigmatek s1284?
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^^ I'm guessing so. Just like the OCZ Vendetta 2 was an exact copy of the Xigmatek S1283 (which came out before) with few improvements.

But isn't the S1284 with 4 heatpipes, and this new OCZ cooler only has 3, unless I didn't see it properly..
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Old September 17, 2008, 09:02 AM
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I think the low end version is not worth it however the High end gladiator looks like a Vendetta 2 with an extra heat pipe.
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