OCZ Technology recently released the Gladiator Max CPU cooler, which is their latest heat-pipe direct touch (HDT) cooler. Combining a distinctive stacked fin array, HDT design, and a large low-noise fan, the Gladiator series is built to take on the cooling challenges of today's most powerful processors and ensure your system functions at its peak. Read on to see how it does with an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor!
"The OCZ Gladiator Max has 4 'U' shaped heatpipes giving it 8 vertical pipes for dissipating heat. The fins on the Gladiator Max are quite thick and even feel sturdy. It would have to take a decent hit to bend one of the fins on this cooler. The base of the Gladiator Max has an interesting feature to it. There are 4 pillars that are part of the cast aluminum base and are connected to the first 4 fins. This should help wick heat away from the aluminum base..."