Specifications, Availability and Pricing
The Thermaltake RamOrb uses a single 6mm heatpipe to draw heat away from the aluminum blocks that fit over each side of the memory stick. A fan is placed in the middle of a dissipation area where fins are soldered to the heatpipe.
The blue LED fan is quite small but adequate for cooling memory; it measures only 50 x 10mm and is powered by a 4-pin Molex power connector. Each RamOrb cooler has its own pass through power connector, so it is possible to power two or more coolers with a single 4-pin connection from the power supply. The fan is rated at only 20dBA when running with 12 Volts at 4500 RPM so you should not hear the RamOrb coolers outside of your case and other fans such as CPU, GPU and power supply will be louder than the RamOrb.
While not labeled in the specifications, the RamOrb works with DDR, DDR2 and DDR3 memory modules. Removing the memory from the cooler is easy, so the product should scale with your system upgrades quite well.
Pricing is still a mystery at this time since retail and e-tail locations have yet to list the RamOrb. Given Thermaltake's large network of resellers, finding the product will not be difficult once it hits the supply chain.
Our two sample RamOrb coolers came to us in the standard packaging, but in limited edition G.Skill labeling. Thermaltake and G.Skill teamed up to provide samples of the RamOrb with G.Skill's new highly sought after PI memory running at 1100 MHz. Other than the additional G.Skill branding and the included memory, the Thermaltake RamOrb seen in todays review will be the same as what you can purchase on the retail shelves.