We tested the original OCZ Vendetta
last year, it was a compact tower heatsink with 92mm fan, its most striking feature being the direct contact of the 3 heat pipes with the CPU.
Today we test the Vendetta 2 from OCZ
, it also features the same direct-heatpipe-touch approach but the heatsink is much larger and equipped with a 120mm fan this time around.
Time to find out how much a difference the extra aluminium and copper really makes, and if the larger cooling fan offers a better performance/noise ratio.Specifications & In the Box
The Vendetta 2 is very similar to the Vendetta (1), they both share the same package design and package contents;
For Sockets AMD 754/755/939/AM2, Intel LGA775*
3 Pure Copper heat pipes for superior heat dissipation
Pure Aluminum fins for ultimate durability
Heatsink Dimensions:(W)120 x (D)50 x (H)159mm
Mounting Hardware for all above CPUs
* Although the Vendetta has been qualified for these processors for performance and compatibility, it may not fit some motherboards
Inside the package you’ll find an instruction manual for both AMD and Intel platforms, a small plastic bag of thermal paste, mounting hardware for the heatsink and the fan.
The included fan is a re-badged unit, the product name reveals the original manufacturer as Arctic-Cooling AF12025 PWM
, this is a popular fan as the Xigmatek HDT-S1283
also uses this fan, this should come as no surprise as they share the same original design.
Fan Dimensions: (L)120 x (W) 120 x (H)25mm
Rated Voltage: 12V DC
Fan Speed: 800-1500 RPM
Fan Air Flow: 65-81 CFM
Noise Level: 20-32 dBA
Bearing type: Rifle
Connector: 4 pin with PWM
Includes: 120mm Fan with rubber connectors
A closer look at the Vendetta 2 ->