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Old March 5, 2007, 05:23 AM
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Default Anandtech reviews the awesome Thermalright Ultra 120

This is THE new heatsink to buy! With a fan, it is a Tuniq Tower Killer with less noise- without a fan, it is the first fanless heatsink that can effectively cool a C2D.

"Readers who tenaciously seek silence in their PC will probably recognize the Thermalright Ultra 120. It is not exactly the same heatsink, but it is similar in appearance to the HR-01 fanless cooler introduced by Thermalright in late 2005. That cooler shipped for AMD only, as we were still in the hot Intel Prescott days. Adapters were introduced later to allow HR-01 to mount on newer sockets, and HR-01 is still in the Thermalright product line as a fanless cooler.

However, there is no way to even mount a fan on the early versions of HR-01, so its appeal was limited to users seeking silence at around stock speeds. Overclockers really had little use for the HR-01. Thermalright recognized that a cooler designed to perform well with no fan could be very attractive to overclockers if there were some means of active cooling, and so the Ultra 120 was born."


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Old March 7, 2007, 09:05 AM
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Default Anandtech reports: Thermalright Ultra 120 Plus: Is More Better?

A revision of the 120 called the Ultra 120 incorporates two more heatpipes.

"As testing on the Thermalright Ultra 120 was nearing completion, Thermalright contacted us and asked if we would like to take a look at a new Thermalright cooler that was "even better than the Ultra 120". With the Ultra 120 rising to the top of our heatpipe tower performance charts, the answer was a definite "Yes".

A few days later a package arrived from Taiwan in the stock Thermalright plain brown box. There was not even a new ID on the package for this new cooler, but Thermalright told us it would be called the Thermalright Ultra 120 Plus (or Ultra 120+). So what is improved on the new Ultra 120+?"


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