Provided by: Thermalright
The return of a brand new oldie, the Ultra-120 was Thermalright’s first high performance tower heatsink, when we first tested it on our AMD K8 platform results were average at best; they were in fact contrary to the findings of fellow reviewers who tested the unit on Intel S775. So with the help of Thermalright we are re-testing the Ultra-120 on the S775 platform to see how it fares.
The particular version we were send for test is the Ultra-120A
, the difference between this version and previous ones is socket compatibility, the A version comes with mounting hardware for Intel S775 and AMD AM2, no support for K8
.Platform compatibility: Intel Socket 775/AMD AM2
Fan Support: 1x120mm (no fan included)
Dimensions: 63.5 x 132 x 160.5 mm
Weight (without fan): 745gr
The Ultra-120 package is rather complete, a manual for both AM2/S775 installation, fan mounting clips and anti-vibration strips, a tube of thermal paste and a Thermalright sticker.
The design of the Ultra-120 is well though out, by slightly bending the aluminum fins more surface area is created in the same space, as well as create an alternate airflow path at each side of the heatsink.
4 heat pipes are joined in a machine lapped copper base, the amount of fins on the Ultra-120 is impressive and covers the surface area of a 120mm fan.
Looking from the side the Ultra-120 is rather slim, let’s get it installed ->