Despite reductions in processor die size and voltage requirements, an increasing number of cores, cache size and operating frequency continue to push the need for better and more efficient CPU cooling. Advancements such as greater microfin surface area, the adaptation of 120mm or larger fans, copper heatpipes and direct-touch are being adopted by more and more heatsink manufacturers to combat and dissipate all that thermal byproduct. Of course the big-name players were the pioneers who developed and were first to market with many of these features, however as the technology has proven itself, more and more lesser-known companies have come forward with similar competing products.
Although Dynatron is certainly no stranger to the CPU cooling industry, their heatsinks and Top Motor brand fans have been more commonly found in OEM cooling solutions and have largely gone unnoticed among many in the enthusiast and overclocking community. They look to possibly change that perception with their Genius and Evolution series CPU coolers, which incorporate many of the features we discussed above. What I have for review today is the Genius G950, an oversized twin-tower style heatsink with a definite serious approach to quiet CPU cooling.
Join me as I take a closer look at the Dynatron Genius G950.