Gigabyte Technology continues to expand its own range of PC components, and this time we will focus on the first in the recent history of CPU cooler – XTC700. Judging but the combination of characteristics of the cooling system does not claim the title of “super-cooler”, but nevertheless designed for the hottest Intel and AMD processors. The construction of tower type heat pipe is equipped with two fans and a decorative top panel with illuminated Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming logo.
The cooler weighs more than 1 kg (radiator – 740 g each of the fans – 162 g) and is characterized by dimensions of 139 (D) × 111.2 (W) × 169.4 (H) mm. If specification cooler there is no error, it remains to note that Gigabyte XTC700 because of its height will be difficult to place in many cases format Mid-Tower, not to mention the Mini-Tower solutions (Micro-ATX) and Mini-ITX.
Immediately radiator covers 133.3 mm in length, 59 mm in width and 158 mm in height. It consists of three U-shaped copper heat pipes 10 mm in diameter, laid in the basis for direct contact technology (Eng. Heat-pipe direct touch), and an array of dozens of aluminum plates. The edges of the radiator fins are bent to more effectively blow the cooler design.
The base of the cooling system has a rectangular shape (40 × 50 mm). The gap between the fan and the motherboard textolite is only 28.4 mm, therefore not fit under them even without memory heatsinks (just next door).
used fans size 120 × 120 × 25 mm are based on double bearing roller with a mean operating time for a period of denial 70,000 hours. Relief impeller blades resemble those on the cards of the company. When the fan speed 500-1700 rev / min they create static pressure 0,2-1,93 mm of water. Art. The volume of air is pumped from 23.8 to 90.1 m³ / h, the noise level – from 12 to 31 dBA
Highlighting the top of the cooler panel shall be powered from the internal pin USB 2.0 connector on the motherboard. With Xtreme Engine utility Xtreme Gaming logo color luminescence can be chosen from 16.8 million colors. in addition to the permanent glow, visible effects of “breathing” (cyclic decrease / increase brightness) and dynamic change of color from red to purple.
The characteristics of the cooler Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming XTC700 stated that it can cope with the heat of the processor in the range of 200 watts. Officially supports Intel LGA775 Platform, 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011 and AMD 754, 939, AM2, AM2 +, AM3, AM3 +, FM1, FM2, FM2 +. Data on the price of the new Gigabyte cooler yet been received.