X-bit Labs has reviewed the XIGMATEK HDT-D1284 and Scythe ZIPANG processor coolers:
So where shall the well-known cooler makers direct their efforts? Shall they continue to increase the heatpipes diameter, make their coolers even larger or pack them with two or even three fans now? Shall they use more precious metals for their heatsinks, offer all sorts of modding add-ons or release limited edition solutions? How can they increase their products’ efficiency and attract potential customers? It is a pretty hard question to answer now. As we have seen recently, new Intel processors manufactured with 45nm process do not require expensive super-coolers for successful overclocking. As of today, overclocked 45nm processors do not necessarily require super-coolers.
Nevertheless, manufacturers continue announcing and releasing new cooling solutions that aim for the leading positions in this market. And today we are going to talk about two newcomers from XIGMATEK and Scythe: HDT-D1284 and ZIPANG.
You can check out the review over here. The reviewer says the Scythe Zipang turned out to be an excellent cooler from all standpoints.