Bij Insane Hardware is een review verschenen over de nieuwe Super Orb van Termaltake. Deze Orb onderscheid zich van de Chrome Orb door middel van een simpel sleutelwoord: groter . Zoals je kan zien op het plaatje hieronder is de Super Orb een flink stuk hoger als de normale Orb, en heeft daarnaast niet één, maar twee fans. Deze extra coolingpower werpt volgens de metingen van Insane Hardware zijn vruchten af, de Super Orb weet de performance van de Alpha PAL6035 te evenaren en die van de Chrome Orb met 5°C voorbij te fietsen. Als je in de vergelijking meeneemt dat de Super Orb met 20 dollar slechts de helft kost van de Alpha koeler komt logischerwijs uit deze review een positieve conclusie rollen:
The Super Orb certainly put a premature shiver up our spine when we showed you the first pictures earlier this month. However, it did perform well and that's all we are worried about. Ok, so it's long sexy chrome tentacles certainly help it a bit, but it really does look like a cooler worth looking into if your jumping into the Socket A pool. The main competition to this cooler is obviously the Alpha Socket A compatible coolers. Global Win also offer some top quality coolers, but unfortunately we were unable to get a sample before this review. So at this stage we can only compare to the Alpha PAL6035, however with the Alpha's being in shortage at the moment, you will indeed pay a premium for one of these. But for half the cost, the Super Orbs swing into action for a few $20 notes here in Oz, and it sits at the 19th hole on-par with the Alpha. So it does make it a great value cooler? It beats it's more expensive competition, so I would say so. One thing I would like to point out though is that Alpha certainly ain't a bad cooler. Alpha have been cooling this good for years, and Thermaltake have finally stepped up to the challenge, and at a fraction of the cost.
As per the "Chrome" series of coolers show by their diameter, they will trouble some users depending on the locations of capacitors around their CPU socket on their mainboard. The most important thing I would like to comment on here is the use of the Thermal Interface Material. It improved cooling. Simple. It worked great. Don't be afraid to do this yourself, however it's not worth making a cup of coffee whilst you wait for the processor to hit 50 degrees, as you'll most likely find a nice charr-grilled piece of silicon sitting on some slightly singed ceramic. The Super Orb is definately good value, and I think this is what it all boils down to these days. If you can buy something and actually get change out of that high-valued note, then it's all worth it. Just for kicks, the Super Orb also comes in a hexagonal box. Ideal for shipping the damn things. Not.