"Thermalright's HR-02 aims to bring performance without the inherent
drawback of noise. It comes as no surprise that chips nowadays dissipate a
lot of heat with Intel's flagship i7 CPUs sporting a 130W TDP. Furthermore,
the growing emphasis on overclocking and subsequently overvolting increases
the amount of heat dramatically. Thermalright market the HR-02 as a solution
that can tame such power dissipation under passive operation or with low RPM
fans. That's right, passively! Of course, good case airflow is highly
recommended but this promise breaks away from the current trend of
manufacturers simply bundling their heatsinks with noisy high RPM fans. To
meet such a demanding task, the HR-02 exploits many design ideas from the
HR-01 such as patented fins with punched holes to increase the surface area,
and widely spaced fins for unrestricted airflow. We will look more closely
at those over the next few pages."
FULL STORY @ VORTEZ (http://www.vortez.co.uk/review.php?id=221)
The OCZ Vertex 2 utilizes the new SandForce SF-1200 controller. We've been waiting on a drive with the SandForce controller for a while and when OCZ approached us about taking a look at it we were eager to get it into the lab to take a look. There are other SandForce controller drives out there but this one uses a proprietary Firmware that allows it up to 50k IOPS making it in a class by itself. OCZ has been testing the SandForce SF-1200 and SF-1500 controllers for months internally and during CES they made the formal announcement that OCZ would be bringing out the Vertex 2 series of SSDs using these two new controllers. The SF-1500 is used in the OCZ Vertex Limited edition and the SF-1200 is used in the Vertex 2 lineup. The SF-1200 has performance close to the SF-1500 at a fraction of the cost so we can't wait to get it on the bench and drive it until it screams.
FULL STORY @ BJORN3D (http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1865)