Cooler Master GeminII ReviewPosted on 2007-05-25 17:29:30 by Thomas De Maesschalck
CPU Heatsinks are getting bigger and bigger and the Cooler Master GeminII is no exception. With two 120mm fans this thing will cool your entire system, and probably vacuum the carpet as well.
"Arguably the most interesting comparison to be made was the performance difference between the Noctua NH-U12F, which was using only one NF-S12 fan at 600RPM, and the GeminII. The GeminII trailed the NH-U12F by almost six degrees, which doesn't bode well for the GeminII's cooling efficiency. Even though the Noctua NH-U12F has some installation headaches, we don't think that this pitfall outweighs its otherwise very good performance. I'm sure with more powerful fans, we'll see more incremental performance improvements with the GeminII, but those gains would come at the expense of noise - the same could be said about the Noctua NH-U12F, too. With the fans we've tested the heatsink with here, the Cooler Master GeminII is a reasonably good silent cooling solution, but it's not a great one."
Link: Bit Tech