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OCZ Gladiator - OCZ Gladiator Review - Page 4

The friendly folks at OCZ have sent us a few of their heatsinks in the past. Overall, they are quality products that are available for a reasonable price. They haven't been the top performers, but they have been solidly capable and fall into the upper tier of HSF units. Take a seat while Mike takes you on a discovery of the OCZ Gladiator HSF!

By: | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 2, 2011 5:48 am
TweakTown Rating: 10.%Manufacturer: OCZ



As I stated before, this is the first copper heatsink that I have had the privilege of testing. The results were everything that I had hoped for and more. During my previous testing, I had found that if you put the same quality fan on different heatsinks, then they had a tendency to perform very close to each other. Three sinks from two different manufacturers resulted in near identical temperatures throughout testing. But then I got hold of this monster, and I will say that I was mistaken.


It seems that no matter what hardship I throw at this unit, it is always up to the challenge of keeping the processor cool. If it were just a degree or two, I wouldn't have been that impressed, but with consistent readings of 2-4 degrees cooler, I will say that this is an awesome heatsink that any overclocking enthusiast would be proud to call their own.


Bottom line...If you have plans of some extreme overclocking in your future, then you will need a high quality heatsink/fan combination to cope with the heat. The Gladiator is the sink that will take you to the next level.




- Copper Heatsink


- Superb Cooling Capabilities


- Low Profile Design


- Delta Fan Available


- Thin Fins (better heat dissipation)




- No Fan Grill


- Thermal Tape on Base


Rating - 10 / 10 and TweakTown's Editors Choice Award!



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