CoolerMaster GeminII - huge motherboard and CPU cooler!

Posted on Friday, Feb 09 2007 @ 16:46 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Cooler Master prepared a huge new cooler for Windows Vista systems that cools both the processor and the motherboard of your PC. According to Cooler Master the GeminiII is the first mainboard and CPU cooler in the world.

It's designed to cool your whole system and to be quiet as well. The GeminiII features a pure copper base and six heat pipes to dissipate the heat of your processor to a big aluminum heatsink. The GeminiII is really huge, allowing you to install two 120mm fans onto the aluminum heatsink.

The fans draw cool air from above and direct airflow downwards, cooling your motherboard in multi-directions.

You have the option to choose fans that have the best silent performance and you can decide whether to mount 1 or 2 fans to suit your needs. The adjustable bracket design permits flexible positioning and decrease interference.

The GeminII has a universal design and is compatible with the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core and Intel Core 2 Duo/Extreme/Quad processors.

This cooling solution looks really heavy, according to the specs it weighs 847g so lets hope it won't snap too many motherboards. The GeminiII will become available in retail stores next month.

Update: I've found some more information about this cooler. I've updated this article with the weight and I've also found out that with the included fans the noise is only 20.7dBA.

I also managed to get my hands on some benchmark results (bear in mind that this benchmark was performed by Cooler Master).

Here are the specifications of the test system they used:
Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 2.933GHz (75W TDP)
Intel D975BX#304 motherboard
Kingston DDR2 2GB memory
MSI NX6800 graphics card
CoolerMaster Real Power 550W PSU
Temperatures were measured with an electronic thermometer and the ambient temperature was 27°C. Here are the results:

BIOS 5min (idle) OS 20min (idle) SP2004 30min Full loading (-) idle Thermal resistance
GeminiII with 120mm fan
@ 1200RPM
45°C 37°C 47°C 10°C 0.17°C/W
Stock cooler 54°C 44°C 61°C 17°C 0.31°C/W

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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