The head-on image of the G-Power 2 Pro. Notice the extra large heatpipes coming from the base and the nine blades on the fan.
While the fan shroud is plastic, it looks metallic at first glance. Here we see the innovation in GIGABYTE's thinking. As air passes over the aluminium fins a portion of the air is diverted to the motherboard's VRM area. As most overclockers have learned over the last couple of years, modern motherboard voltage regulation modules get very hot and this can affect the life of a motherboard as well as your overclocking results.
Here we see the fins close up. The top fins are parallel with the motherboard allowing the air to flow quickly past while the bottom fins direct air back to the motherboard.
On the bottom of the heatsink where the base is located, GIGABYTE has chosen to add a little extra cooling. Notice the large fin area just above the heatpipes, this adds to the coolers effectiveness when pulling heat away from the processor.
Looking along the top, this is most likely what you will see when the cooler is installed in your system. I wouldn't mind it if the stickers were moved elsewhere, but that is something the end user can take care of if aesthetics are important.
The copper base of the G-Power 2 Pro comes with a reflective mirror-like surface.
The cable length for the unit was long enough for us to plug the cooler into any fan header on the motherboard.
I wanted to show the fin arrangement in a little more detail, and this image does a good job of showing how much the cooler directs the air.
Along the bottom of the fins a great deal of air is passed to the secondary cooling area that doubles as the mounting mechanism. Several companies try to smooth this area out and make it "pretty" but GIGABYTE has found a way to make it more functional.
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