In our little spin around the block with the Core i7, we used the Thermalright Ultra-120 to keep thermals with our Core i7 Extreme 965 processor in check all the way up to a lofty 4.1GHz overclock. Asus just announced a chunk of aluminum and copper that might rival the Thermalright beast as well. Here's the skinny...
Taipei, Taiwan, December 23, 2008 – To keep up with the latest trends in processor technologies, ASUS has been constantly launching powerful CPU coolers to cater to the demands of gaming enthusiasts worldwide. However, one of the most eagerly-awaited would no doubt be the latest ASUS Triton 88 CPU cooler. This “fierce-looking” exterior of the Triton 88 comprises of an exclusive twin-pillared heatsink design, a 120mm inner-fan with a Diamond blue LED, and 6 copper heatpipes. With this ensemble of thermal features, it is able to deliver ultimate cooling performances for up to 180W and can support multiple applications—including the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processor (LGA1366).
Exclusive Twin-pillared Design and 120mm Inner-fan for 180W Overclocking Support
The Triton 88 utilizes an exclusive twin-pillared heatsink design that; when combined with the 120mm inner-fan, will help in lowering temperatures and create powerful air-cooled performance for extreme overclocking of up to 180W. Furthermore, with the fan positioned within the heatsink, VRM can be protected against high temperatures with the guiding of cool air to critical components near the CPU—ensuring system stability.
Massive Heat Dissipation Area of up to 8000cm2 for Optimal Cooling
To provide the best heat dissipation, the Triton 88 is also equipped with a massive heat dissipation area of up to 8000cm2; while 6 high conductive copper heatpipes and the 120mm LED fan provides maximum airflow and optimal cooling performance. This will ensure that enthusiasts worldwide will be able to enjoy overclocking of up to 180W without an inkling of concern. Furthermore, the Triton 88 is equipped with a PWM function that is able to automatically adjust the fan speed according to the CPU’s temperature—providing low acoustics during operation.
Intel® Core™2 Extreme (LGA 775)
Intel® Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Duo (LGA 775)
Intel® Pentium® processor family (LGA775)
Intel® Core i7 (LGA1366)
AMD Phenom™ FX/X3/X4 (Socket 1207/AM2+)
AMD Athlon™ 64 FX/X2 (Socket AM2/AM2+)
AMD Athlon™ X2 (Socket AM2/AM2+)
125 mm(L) x 112 mm (W) x 153 mm (H)
Heat sink material
Pure Copper base + Al fins + 6 Copper heatpipes
20 dBA during normal operation
120 mm x 120 mm x 25 mm
800–2,100 rpm ± 10% (with PWM control and Blue LED)
Exclusive Twin-pillared Design for Ultimate Overclocking Fun
ASUS Triton 88 CPU Cooler Supports Latest LGA1366 Chipset Socket for Top-of-the-line Overclocking Performance
I want to see how it stacks up against the rest of the coolers
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looks cool, but like Der said got to wait and see how it stacks up.
Looks like a perfect design for 3 fans:
2 on the outer surfaces and the 1 interior fan.
very nice looking cooler
Looks like an excellent cooler, but first impressions aren't always 100% accurate.
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