Prolimatech Genesis CPU Heatsink: Retaking the Crown

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PHYSICAL DETAILS

The Prolimatech Genesis is composed of a copper base, six 6 mm thick copper heatpipes and 98 aluminum fins, all nickel-plated. The heatsink alone weighs about 780 grams and stands 160 mm high, slightly on the short side for high performance towers.


The Genesis has a split personality, acting as both a traditional tower and a down-blower. Significant bending of the heatpipes was required to create this shape.


Like previous models, the Genesis has a visible separation line in the middle of both heatsink stacks. It's really four sets of fins fused into two.


On average, the fins are 0.51 mm thick with 1.99 mm of separation between them, more or less the same as the Megahalems and Armageddon. This layout has worked well for them in the past.


The horizontal portion of the Genesis is slightly larger, being composed of 46 fins to the 44 making up the vertical section.


The base is slightly convex, rising up slightly at the center. Semicircular machine marks are visible on the surface.



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