Dynatron Genius G950 CPU Cooler
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 10-29-2009
Provided by: Dynatron
Pages:
Specifications


The G950 is encased in a pre-formed plastic shell and ships carefully packaged in a retail box with everything needed for installation. As I mentioned, this is a twin-tower style cooler, with four direct-touch copper heatpipes extending in either direction out of the aluminum-capped base and into their respective bank of fins. A variable-speed 120mm fan resides between the banks and is enclosed with a plastic guard to prevent the blades from coming in contact with anything other than lots of air. The unit measures 124mm wide by 148mm tall and 120mm deep for a near cube-shaped appearance. The primarily aluminum construction helps to keep the weight down to just under 800g.


The G950 comes with mounting brackets to fit AMD socket AM2 or newer including AM2+ and AM3, as well as Intel socket 775 and up including the latest 1156 and 1366. Attachment methods appear to emulate the stock-style plastic pushpins for Intel, with a hefty bolt-through design for the AMD. A tube of Dynatron's own branded thermal paste, a GE-Toshiba Silicones compound TIG830SP, and installation instructions round out the rest of the bundled accessories. The fan is a 4-pin PWM unit rated for a respectable 42 to 68 CFM range at only 19 to 26 dBA, with speed varying between 1000 and 1600 RPM. The full specifications from the Dynatron website are shown below. I did notice one apparent discrepancy with the fan's rated maximum speed. While the text indicates 1600RPM represents 100% duty cycle, the graph seems to indicate up to 1800RPM is possible. As we would later find out in testing, I believe the 1800RPM is the more accurate of the two.




Let's take a closer look at the Dynatron Genius G950.


  Sponsors Links

  Sponsors Links