The Vindicator has a copper base and six copper heatpipes to dissipate the heat to the aluminum fins.
A quiet 120mm fan can be mounted on the heatsink but it's also possible to cool some processor models passively with this large heatsink. OCZ includes a 120mm fan model that delivers an airflow of 40 CFM, while producing only 18.5 dBA.
“We are excited to expand our thermal solutions with the introduction of a CPU cooler designed specifically for hardcore gamers and enthusiasts,” said Jacky Huang, VP of Product Management, OCZ Technology. “The Vindicator’s six copper heatpipes and high-stacked fin array push the envelope when it comes to superior cooling while overclocking, and give enthusiasts increased flexibility with the passive or active fan configuration.”