We’ve been criticizing cooler makers for using thin, 6-millimeter heatpipes for quite some time now. The 8mm heatpipes offer much better cooling efficiency, while fewer of them are required to achieve a certain level of cooling performance.
Some cooler makers started using both heatpipes on their designs, but DeepCool has finally decided to launch a CPU
cooler complete with 8mm heatpipes that doesn’t contain any 6mm heatpipes.
We must commend DeepCool for the decision to use the wider and more efficient heatpipes and we eagerly await a chance to test the new device.
The name of the new cooling
solution is Ice Blade Pro v2.0; it also adds support for the LGA2011 socket that we use on our test system.
The heatsink is cooled by a 120mm fan with PWM control and blue LEDs.
The Ice Blade Pro v2.0 is compatible with Intel LGA775, 1155, 1156, 1366 sockets and AMD
AM2/AM2+, AM3/AM3+, FM1 sockets and likely the FM2 socket also.
DeepCool’s Ice Blade Pro v2.0 will hit the market with a price of $45. That’s almost €37 for the European buyers.