Cooler Master Unveils Massive V8 GTS CPU Cooler

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 20, 2013 - 02:03 AM |
Tagged: v8 gts, Intel, hsf, cpu cooler, cooler master, amd

Cooler Master has unveiled a massive CPU cooler called the V8 GTS. The new high end air cooler measures 154 x 140 x 153.5mm and weighs 1.9 pounds. It combines a horizontal vapor chamber, eight heat pipes, triple aluminum fin stacks, and two shrouded PWM fans with red LEDs.

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The V8 GTS is compatible with both Intel and AMD CPU sockets, including LGA 775, 1150 1155, 1156, 1366, and 2011 on the Intel side and AM2, AM3, AM3+, FM1, and FM2 on the AMD side. A horizontal vapor chamber is used for the CPU baseplate to effectively move heat away from the processor an into the heatpipes.

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Eight 6mm heat pipes further transfer heat to three total aluminum fin stacks. Further, two 140mm PWM-controlled fans move cool air across the fins to facilitate cooling high end and overclocked processors. The fans can spin between 600 and 1,600 RPM and are rated for between approximately 28 and 82 CFM respectively.

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Other features of the Cooler Master V8 GTS include red LEDs and a black shroud. The cooler is designed to allow plenty of room for clearance around the RAM area to allow for memory with heatspreaders to be used. It is rated to be able to cool up to 250W. It may be rather heavy and may or may not be a hemi, but it certainly looks cool (heh)!

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The CM V8 GTS is model number RR-V8VC-1GPR-R1 and comes with a 2 year warranty. Cooler Master has not yet detailed pricing or availability. In the meantime, Hardware Secrets managed to get their hands on the massive cooler to put its performance to the test.


July 20, 2013 | 02:07 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Very cool aesthetically speaking. At this point we have to start considering creating CPU coolers the size of motherboards where the motherboard is just built around them because the size they've gotten to be is truly amazing sometimes.

July 25, 2013 | 07:13 PM - Posted by wizpig64 (not verified)

see the new mac pro for example

July 20, 2013 | 03:32 AM - Posted by mtrush (not verified)

needs alot more shroudage for that heatsink to work efficiently imho.
make the heatsinks the same size as the fans? yes?

July 20, 2013 | 12:43 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Man, that fan housing/heatsink looks like the cover Daft Punk album, does it have sound, with that light show, and where are the glowsticks, and kool aid!

July 20, 2013 | 07:48 PM - Posted by Bill (not verified)

Oh, now I remember why I've gone 100% over to watercooling on all my rigs! It's so I can actually work inside my case without having to pull the HSF every time.

July 20, 2013 | 10:09 PM - Posted by Qrash (not verified)

Looks part Cylon.

July 22, 2013 | 03:25 PM - Posted by technogiant (not verified)

Now just use the vapor chamber from that unit and incorporate it into a water block and you'd have a product worth buying.

July 22, 2013 | 09:50 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

closed system watercooling and their prices make this heat sink totally irrelevant.

this product would have been very cool...about FIVE years ago.

July 24, 2013 | 08:49 AM - Posted by Fletcherea

I see your 5 and raise you 5 more.

October 10, 2014 | 08:28 AM - Posted by Maria (not verified)

I do not think that this will not be of much use, unless you are a great gamer. Seriously, why would one need an over mount with two fans, if you do not pull the processor to its extreme? And the price is comparatively so high.

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