Xigmatek Thor’s Hammer
We’ve seen CPU coolers in all shapes and sizes, materials and costs, and it’s always interesting to see the new names of some of these products, showing how marketing is hit and miss just like the coolers themselves. Xigmatek’s Thor’s Hammer is certainly a name that conveys strength and several other noble qualities, and we did have to fight the urge today to throw out a laundry list of bad puns to get that point across…..probably involving something along the lines of "smashing the competition" and so forth.
The simple fact remains, however, that even Shakespeare questioned the value of a name, and that the substance of something doesn’t change simply because you use a different word for it. Similarly, Performance is King as we say around here, and today we’re testing the Xigmatek Thor’s Hammer S126384, which offers Heatpipe Direct Touch (HDT) technology, a newer trend in tower-style heatsinks, and promises some efficient cooling numbers. It is Socket 1366-capable and looks stunning in nickel-coated black, so despite its imposing name, what remains to be seen is whether it can cool well or not; that is the question. Let’s move along and find out.
Our thanks go to our friends at Xigmatek for supplying the review sample.
The Xigmatek Group of companies was founded in 1997 with offices in Taipei and London. The Xigmatek range includes CPU coolers including heatpipe coolers, low profile heatsinks and high efficiency coolers for the specialist market. We believe in style and substance. Xigmatek cooler components not only meet the advanced needs, they are typically design engineered for specific processors in partnership with major processor manufacturers early on in the design production cycle. Product quality is the first principle, we do not compromise Xigmatek products. It is our policy to support our customers in every way and provide a superb level of service based on personal communication.