Thermalright Ultima-90 CPU cooler tested

Posted on Saturday, Aug 25 2007 @ 13:52 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AnandTech has tested one of Thermalright's new coolers, the Ultima-90. This cooler features a similar design as other Thermalright heatpipe towers but is a bit smaller.
The cooler looks like an Ultra-120 eXtreme that has been on a diet. There are the same six heatpipe loops (12 risers) seen in the eXtreme, but the Ultima-90 body is closer in size to the Ultra-90. The Ultra-90 is 102x45x147, where the Ultima-90 is 115x55x139. That makes the Ultima-90 a little wider and deeper than the Ultra-90, but about 8mm shorter than the Ultra. It is smaller in all dimensions than the top-performing Ultra-120 eXtreme which is 132x63.44x160. Keep in mind that the eXtreme is already one of the smallest of the full heatpipe tower coolers and you will get a good idea of how small the Ultima-90 is relative to other heatpipe towers we have reviewed.
Check it out over here. Overall the Thermalright Ultima-90 proved to be a very good processor cooler, but obviously not as good as the bigger and heavier Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme which costs only $15 more.

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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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