Whilst the R300 core features eight DirectX9 pixel pipes and four Vertex Shader units, despite the smaller silicon process not everything made it across to RV350. Essentially RV350 is half an R300 core, with only four pixel pipes and two Vertex Shading units. The reductions in size, though, means that this is able to scale to higher speeds than the R300 could, with the 9600 PRO product shipping at 400MHz core speed, thus offsetting some of the fill-rate and triangle rate advantage that R300 has in its 9500 PRO guise.
In conclusion, I’d say this is an average product. In terms of looks, it’s just ugly. It’s bland and plain side to side, front to back. The lighted knobs are very attractive, but the faceplate is just not colorful and active enough. Maybe if they could throw in some temperatures probes and an LCD readout that’d bring up the quality of the look. The knobs I found hard to turn, the first and fourth that is. I would recommend this product to somebody who has a case door across all of their bays, it does its job, but it’s a no-show product. It serves a purpose; its purpose is not decoration.
As an added bonus this cooler comes with a custom fan with a red, green and blue LED embedded in clear plastic. Not only does the Eumax unit promise performance, but it entices with good looks as well. Let’s take a closer look at the Eumax EU-0702.