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ASUS Triton 81 Universal Heatsink Review

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Introduction and Features

Introduction



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Many of today's modern heatsinks can be configured to work with a variety of socket types including LGA 1366, LGA 775, AM2+, and AM3 to name a few. Providing different configuration methods gives the consumer more incentive for purchasing a heatsink that can be used with several types of modern CPUs. While being able to install a heatsink with multiple socket types is important, the most critical aspect of it is how it actually cools and dissipates heat from the core itself. It also helps if the heatsink is asthetically pleasing and matching the overall theme of the consumer's case. 



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While we've seen more than our fair share of heatsinks based strictly off copper or aluminum fin arrays and heatpipes, we haven't seen that many with dual-fan heat exhaust systems. ASUS just happened to make one called the Triton 81, which is on our review bench today. This heatsink has a four-way airflow design and dual fans that ASUS claims will make it very useful for overclocking. This heatsink is equipped with dual blue LED 90mm fans and should run relatively silent at around  18 dBA with its built-in PWM function. We'll pit the Triton 81 against some of our favorite high-end heatsinks to determine how well this 695g beast can handle the heat of our Intel Q8400 LGA 775 processor.

 

Features

 



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Unimpeded 4-way Airflow Design for Impressive Overclocking

Triton 81 utilized an exclusive 4-way airflow heatsink design to create an unobstructed passage of air circulation, with 4 U-shaped copper heatpipes for most efficient heat transference, thus delivering ultimate cooling performance for a myriad of processor intensive applications and modifications.



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Dual-Fan Technology for Maximum Airflow

Equipped with diamond blue LED 90mm dual-fan, Triton 81 provides an effective channel of airflow to the system with vital thermal protection. Despite its powerful performance, Triton 81 is a relatively silent component, running at a mere 18 dBA with its built-in PWM function, which is allowed to automatically adjust fan speed by CPU’s temperature for optimal operating environment.

Up-to-date Applications

To keep up both current and future gaming and processor technologies, Triton 81 also supports multiple applications, including the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processor (LGA 1366), DIY and gaming enthusiasts the world over can easily utilize Triton 81 to push the potential of their computers faster than ever before.

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