Xigmatek's Thor's Hammer offers seven heat pipes as well as specially aligned fins and thus differs from many other coolers.
Xigmatek Thor's Hammer (picture: Xigmatek) [Source: view picture gallery]
Four heat pipes with a diameter of 8 millimeters are placed on the nickel-plated plate of the Thor's Hammer and directly absorb the heat of the CPU. Thus Xigmatek once again utilizes the HDT technology (Heat pipe Direct Touch). Three additional heat pipes with a diameter of 6 millimeters lie directly above the heat pipes that touch the CPU. Xigmatek speaks of a "Double Layer” arrangement.
A special feature of the cooler is the special pattern the fins are positioned in. The aluminum plates are offset in order to reach a bigger surface without increasing the overall dimensions of the cooler. Due to the tower design a 120 millimeter fan can be attached with anti vibration plugs.
The Xigmatek Thor's Hammer fits onto the sockets 754, 939, AM2(+), 775 and 1366. Mounting it on AMD systems is achieved with the commonly known clamp system. A hexagon socket screw key, which is required to fix the cooler on the backplate necessary for Intel systems, is included.
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