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With the Genesis, Prolimatech continues its impressive run of high performance
CPU heatsinks. Its cooling proficiency is unmatched, even by other dual fan
titans from longer established manufacturers like Noctua and Thermalright. It
has an additional advantage over tower designs like the Noctua
NH-D14 and Thermalright
Silver Arrow, as it delivers good cooling to the components around the
socket, not just the processor itself. The Genesis doesn't perform quite as
well in this regard as the Noctua
NH-C14, a pure top-downer, but seems to have created a happy medium
with its unique hybrid style design. The mounting system is excellent as usual
not having changed from previous Prolimatech offerings, but compatibility for
AMD motherboards has been added out of the box, something they've neglected
to do until now.
The Red Vortex 14 LED fans provided by Prolimatech are very quiet when undervolted
and work well with the Genesis, but unfortunately they aren't included. This
is the Genesis' Achilles heel it ships without fans, but is slated to
retail at US$80. This is about the same price as the Silver Arrow and
the NH-C14, but both include a pair of 14 cm fans at no added cost. An extra
US$15~$20 for fans hard to justify on the basisis of the Genesis' performance
edge; its close competitors also provide excellent cooling with very low noise.
The bottom line is that the Genesis is not exactly great value, but it is the
best air cooler for CPUs that money can buy at the moment.
Prolimatech Genesis wins the SPCR Editor's Choice award.
Our thanks to Prolimatech
for the Genesis heatsink sample.
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this article in the SPCR forums.
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