In the search for better cooling and improved performance results, there are innovations that come along every so often that can change the way we use products. Or perhaps, the way we think about products. CPU coolers are not excepted from this notion, as we’ve seen that a popular and effective trend in processor cooling technology has been the Heatpipe Direct Touch (HDT) feature whereby the heatpipes come in direct contact with the CPU rather than just the base of the heatsink.
Kingwin’s XT-1264 cooler is an example of that notion where a company wishes for us to look at things a bit differently. This cooler employs their Heatpipe Touch Chip (HTC) technology, where heatpipes touch the chip instead of the case. What? That sounds awfully familiar, doesn’t it? Yes, it’s the same design as HDT but a different name. A rose by any other name, as it were……though I doubt Shakespeare envisioned this application.
Regardless what it’s called, the fact remains that this technology is extremely effective in its cooling efficiency for hot processors. Naming aside, Performance is King and we’re very interested in seeing how well the Kingwin XT-1264 stacks up against other HDT/HTC coolers on a highly overclocked Core i7 monster. It looks rather unassuming and it’s priced pretty well, so let’s see if it has the dash for the cash.
Thanks go to our friends at Kingwin for supplying the review sample.
Kingwin was founded in 1992 with a mission to produce quality accessories, solutions, and options for its customers. Its main categories include: external/internal storage solutions, power supplies and thermal solutions. As one of the top producers of high quality, DIY computer accessories, Kingwin is poised to lead today’s market. Kingwin works in conjunction with both impressive PC functionality and user individuality. Kingwin enclosures and mobile rack solutions also continue to be the first choice among consumers world wide. Just as impressive are the high performance Kingwin power supplies which are now certified by Nvidia SLI, 80Plus and have received recognition & awards worldwide. The most recent “Mach 1 Modular Series” continues to sweep the gaming market by storm. In addition to the retailer channel, Kingwin has also gained great success among distributors, OEM customers, system integrators, and VARs.