OCZ have added two new CPU coolers to their lineup today, dubbed the Gladiator and Gladiator Max. One of the most noteable features of the Gladiator coolers is the use of HDT (heat-pipe direct touch) which was also used for the Vendetta series, only it has since been improved upon with a more efficient pillar design.
Where the standard Gladiator makes use of a 92mm fan, the Gladiator Max boasts a 120mm, both mounted with anti-vibration rubber connectors. All current sockets are also supported.
Sunnyvale, CA-September 11, 2008-OCZ Technology Group, Inc. a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and computer components, today unveiled the OCZ Gladiator and Gladiator Max, the latest CPU cooler line designed for supreme thermal management and efficiency. Combining a distinctive stacked fin array, heat-pipe direct touch (HDT) design, and a large low-noise fan, the Gladiator series is built to take on the cooling challenges of today's most powerful processors and ensure your system functions at its peak.
"The new Gladiator coolers take the HDT design from the popular Vendetta series to the next level, with the addition of the latest pillar design to transfer heat even more efficiently up and away from your processor," said Ryan Edwards, Director of Product Management of the OCZ Technology Group. "With the Gladiator series we are able to offer customers sophisticated coolers for the complete spectrum of applications ranging from mainstream gaming to enthusiast overclocking."