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Old October 16, 2009, 07:37 PM
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The current radial-fin design has actually only been around since the introduction of the Prescott core (around 2004 IIRC). Stock heatsinks before that used a straight-fin design, and the P4 heatsink was actually just a larger version of the previous S370 stock heatsink with a different mounting system.

I believe they began using a radial fin around 2003 with the introduction of Northwood.

They still using the square fan shroud mind you.




And some of the higher end units featured:



So I would feel comfortable with 8 years +- we rounded up in the article for "creative leisure". I'm sure they took a year or two to develop the cooler
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Truly a landmark occasion. In memory, let us all idle our cores at TjMax-1*C.
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Old October 16, 2009, 08:27 PM
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I'm glad they are changing it, as it is for the better. But ... I hope that isn't the finished product as it looks cheap as all hell, or maybe I'm just used to being spoiled by Noctua.
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I believe they began using a radial fin around 2003 with the introduction of Northwood.

They still using the square fan shroud mind you.


And some of the higher end units featured:


So I would feel comfortable with 8 years +- we rounded up in the article for "creative leisure". I'm sure they took a year or two to develop the cooler
I owned and still own a pretty decent number of Northwood B and C chips, and none of them had radial heatsinks. The only one I didn't deal with was the 3.4GHz model, and I'm about 95% sure that it had the same heatsink as the other chips. I'm not trying to criticize you guys or anything, but I just see a big distinction between the "dawn of the Pentium 4" and the introduction of the Prescott core, which was really not even a Pentium 4 altogether.
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Old October 16, 2009, 09:04 PM
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I'm glad they are changing it, as it is for the better. But ... I hope that isn't the finished product as it looks cheap as all hell, or maybe I'm just used to being spoiled by Noctua.
My thoughts too, fan looks weak, no encasing for air flow.
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