Hot Hardware hoopt ons blij te kunnen maken met deze review van de Thermaltake Golden Orb, een heatsink in de vorm van de HP Polarlogic. In vergelijking met de standaard Intel Celeron cooler ging de CPU temperatuur met de Golden Orb ongeveer 11 graden Fahrenheit omlaag:
As we all know, there is only one thing that matters when is comes to what really makes a good Heat Sink, performance. Looks, style and design all take a back seat to how cool a Heat Sink will keep your processor. We don't have a lot of data in terms of how the Orb does vrs. the rest of the world's Heat Sinks that are available on the market. What we decided to do was compare the Golden Orb against Intel's original factory stock heat sink that comes with the new Coppermine processors. The Intel Sinks are no slouches either. They have decent fans, good size but not so good retaining clips.
[...] Whether you are a hard core overclocker or not, the Thermaltake Golden Orb packs an unbelievable amount of cooling into an already great design. This shows a 12% improvement at idle and 10% improvement at load, with the Golden Orb.
BDW: deze vergelijking in percentages is uiteraard nogal onzinnig bij temperaturen.