Thermalright Ultra-120 CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by jmke @ 2006-10-03

This huge heatsink from Thermalright with 120mm fan support fits both AMD K8, AM2 and Intel S775 system, in this review we compare it against the best out to see if Thermalright can reclaim the CPU air cooling crown. Read on to find out if they have succeeded.

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Introduction, Specifications and Up Close

Thermalright Ultra-120:
Supplied by: Bacata

Before my holiday I took a closer look at the Ultra-90 from Thermalright, today I test its bigger brother, the Ultra-120. Made to fit 120mm fans it?s the high-end heatsink which tightly packed fins.

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  • AMD: Athlon64/64+ Socket754/940/939 (AM2 with separate bracket)
  • Intel: all LGA775 sockets

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    In the box: A large tube of thermal paste, mounting screws for AMD/Intel, fan clips and rubber strips, manual and stickers.

    Heatsink Dimensions: L63.5 x W132 x H160.5 mm
    Weight (without fan): 745 gram

    Up close :

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    The Ultra-120 is higher and wider than its smaller brother, but hardly deeper, the fins are slightly bend downwards at one end, and upwards at the other, most likely to increase air pressure on the aluminum fins and thus increase the heat dissipation. A total of 4 heat pipes are joined inside a base which is nicely finished.

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