New for 2009, Kingwin has replaced the old RVT-9225 and RVT-12025 with newer, updated tower cooler models dubbed the XT-964 and XT-1264. While keeping with a similar concept, Kingwin now refers to their technology as HTC or Heatpipe Touch Chip, which is basically a change in name only. Both models retain their machined individual copper heatpipe base with aluminum fin configuration, coupled with either a 92mm or 120mm fan appropriately sized to the unit. Speaking of size, the new cooler design is a few millimeters shorter than the old RVT but nearly 2½cm thicker for increased fin surface area. Like the horizontal RVT-12025D, heatpipe count has been increased from three to four for better performance and heat dissipation. Support for Intel's socket 1366 is also added.
Join me as I take a closer look at the Kingwin XT-1266 HTC cooler.