Gelid believes the key to improving air cooling performance lies in the orientation of heatpipes. The company's latest cooler, the
(or CC-GX7-01-A, if you prefer), falls under Gelid's Gamer branding and utilizes seven heatpiples arranged in a way the company claims facilitates better heatflow than most traditional heatsinks.
"Traditional heatpipe arrangement of high-end heatsink heatpipes are usually soldered on one row. Therefore the heat absorption capacity of the outer heatpipe will be negatively affected when there are more than 5 heatpipes," Gelid explains. "To solve this problem a special array of heatpipes was used on GX-7 to take full advantage of all 7 heatpipe heat transfer capacity. On GX-7 two heatpipes were soldered on top of three middle heatpipes."
In addition to clumping the heatpipes together (see our photo gallery below for a visual of what Gelid's talking about), Gelid talks up the V-shaped aluminum fins used in the center of the GX-7. According to Gelid, this allows air to reach the heatsink more evenly and eliminates the creation of hotspots.
The GX-7 comes with a single 120mm fan and optionally supports a second one. Like everything else about the GX-7, Gelid talks up the included fan, pointing out that the "fan blade winglets were designed to achieve larger airflow and greater static pressure."
You can purchase the GX-7 for $65 effectively immediately.
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Gelid says the heat absorption capacity of the outer heatpipes are negatively affected when there are more than five heatpipes in a traditional arrangement.