Cooler Master Unveils V8 GTS CPU Cooler, Big on Size and Features
Posted on July 18, 2013 2:50 PM by J.D. Kane
Cooler Master has just revealed an evolution to one of its CPU air coolers: The V8 GTS is here, now sporting HVC (Horizontal Vapor Chamber) Technology.
Vapor Chambers have long been used in GPU cooling, but thus far Cooler Master is the only CPU air cooling manufacturer to use this type of component for CPU heatsinks. The V8 GTS is actually not the company’s first CPU cooler with vapor chambers augmenting the traditional heatpipe heatsink design; its TPC 812, introduced more than a year ago, takes that particular honor.
All told, the V8 GTS is a combination of several air cooling methods in one. It features a trio of towers of optimized fin arrays, eight 6mm heatpipes, and two 140mm fans in push-pull configuration in addition to the HVCs. The two horizontal vapor chambers are mounted outboard of the two outside fin arrays, so theoretically they get the coolest air on the intake side of the V8 GTS.
The included 140mm fans are evolved, as well. They feature what the company calls “a new generation of fan bearings,” which it calls “POM.” Cooler Master claims its POM bearings have an expected lifespan of 160,000 hours. This long lifespan is said to be due to the POM bearings’ self-lubricating and low-friction design.
The V8 GTS will be available in August 2013; it is compatible with all modern CPU sockets from both AMD and Intel, of course. Pricing and specific availability will vary by region, per the company.