We have not had a chance to test Xigmatek
products until now, their products have been gaining popularity with the enthusiast crowd. Their heatsink design is unique in the industry. At first sight it might look like yet another tower cooler with heatpipes, until you take a closer look and realize what the HDT abbreviation stands for.
Heatpipe Direct Touch heatsinks from Xigmatek bring the base of the heatpipe in direct contact with the CPU underneath. We have seen a similar product from OCZ (Vendetta) but it’s unthinkable that it was designed by the same person/company as the heatsinks tested today.
The HDT-S1283 and Red Scorpion are very similar in design and specifications, except for a different finish of the heatpipes on the Red Scorpion and slightly faster fan, the two units are identical.Specifications
In a time where we see heatsinks with up to 10 heatpipes, it’s quite striking that the S1283 only features three of them; the heatsink is also rather compact despite its 120mm fan support. The advantage is less weight and very good compatibility.