Date: January 14th, 2007
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Zerotherm
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ZEROTHERM HURRICANE HC92 CU 8800 INTRODUCTION
While CPU temperatures have been on the decline recently, graphics processors seem to be taking the opposite course. For the most part, the OEM coolers on these newer graphics cards are loud and their cooling performance can be described as adequate at best, especially if the user wishes to do some overclocking. More often than not, PC enthusiasts in general and gamers in particular, are searching for aftermarket solutions that not only improve cooling but also reduce noise.
ZEROtherm has been developing quite a reputation for quality and performance in the highly competitive PC cooling aftermarket. We've had most of their offerings through the labs here at Tweaknews, and have been quite happy with them. This time out, ZEROtherm has sent us the new Hurricane HC92 Cu 8800 VGA cooler for evaluation. Its copper construction and unique looks are intriguing and I'm looking forward to getting it installed and seeing how it performs. First, though, let's take a closer look.
ZEROTHERM CORPORATE PROFILE
Micro chipset technology has been improving rapidly in accordance with Moore's Law that states the complexity of integrated circuits, with respect to minimum component cost, doubles every 24 months. Yet this has resulted in the overheating of high performance computer & electronic products. First generation solutions simply looked to upgrade existing solutions which were noisy and inefficient.
ZEROtherm is engineered for the objective of decreasing noise into the “ZERO” range while effectively addressing thermal issues. ZEROtherm products are optimized cooling solutions to reduce both noise and heat. Our core thermal packaging technology (including heat pipe technology and micro electro mechanical technology) is the basis for all ZEROtherm products.
We seek to exceed consumer expectations by developing, designing, and producing “best-of-breed” solutions from our extensive technological and engineering capabilities.