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Gigabyte Neon Cooler 8-BL Athlon64 Heatsink Review
Gigabyte Neon Cooler 8-BL Athlon64 Heatsink Review
Abstract: The copper pad is set into a machined recess in the aluminum base and helps to transfer heat energy from an AMD Athlon64 processor's IHS to the surrounding heatsink more efficiently.

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Gigabyte   Cooling / Heatsinks   Nov 06, 2005   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: 360° View - Gigabyte Neon Cooler 8-BL Heatsink

360° View - Gigabyte Neon Cooler 8-BL Heatsink
Information on Frostytech's test methodology is available here.
The Heatsink Fan:
The 94x94x25mm fan spins at 2000RPM, moving at most 33CFM of air. The fan draws power from a standard 3-pin motherboard fan header that supports RPM monitoring, and the impeller is internally illuminated by several bright blue LEDs.

Heatsink Top:
Looking down at the top of the Gigabyte Neon Cooler 8-BL heatsink we can see its basic extruded aluminum shape. The 10mm wide notch provides space for the retention clip.

Heatsink Side A:
Below the fan, the tips of the fins are concave to reduce the creation of hot spots and promote better airflow. The aluminum fins range in height from 35mm to 23mm, and are 1.0mm thick at the base (spacing is 1.5mm). The aluminum base has a convex shape, and measures 13mm thick at the center.

Heatsink Side B:
The K8 clipping mechanism attaches to all three tabs on the retention frame, then a plastic cam is rotated to apply the correct pressure on the CPU core beneath. The edges of the Gigabyte Neon Cooler 8-BL's fins are undercut so that it will fin into the retention frame.

Heatsink Base:
The extruded aluminum base has a 35mm diameter copper cylinder inserted into it. The copper stands 0.8 millimeters above the surface, so it makes direct contact with the AMD Athlon64 IHS. Surface flatness is excellent, and its roughness is about 8 microinches or better.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  Gigabyte Neon Cooler 8-BL Athlon64 Heatsink Review
 2: — 360° View - Gigabyte Neon Cooler 8-BL Heatsink
 3:  Surface Roughness and Acoustic Comparisons
 4:  Final Heatsink Temperature Comparisons

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