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ASUS Triton 81 Universal Heatsink Review

Author: Steve Grever
Manufacturer: Asus

Specifications and Packaging

ASUS Triton 81 Heatsink Specifications (taken from ASUS's USA website)

CPU Support:

  • Intel® Core™ i7 processor
  • Intel® Core™2 Extreme/ Core™2 Quad (Quad-Core)
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo/ Pentium® Dual Core/ Pentium® D (Dual-Core)
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo/ Pentium® Dual Core (Dual-Core)
  • AMD Athlon™ 64 FX
  • AMD Athlon™ 64 X2
  • AMD Athlon™ 64
  • AMD Phenom™ FX/X2/X4
  • AMD Phenom™ FX/X3/X4
  • AMD Sempron™ 
  • CPU Socket Intel LGA1366
  • Intel LGA 775
  • AMD 754/939/940
  • AMD AM2/AM2+/socket F(1207)/1207+ 

Dimensions (L x W x H):

  • 120 (L) x 117 (W) x 144 (H) mm

Net Weight (g):

  • 695 g 

Heatsink Material:

  • Copper base + Aluminum fins + 4 x 6mm Copper Heat Pipes 

Fan Dimensions (mm):

  • 92 x 92 x 25

Bearing Type:

  • EBR (Enter bearing)


  • 4 Pin with PWM Control



Retail Packaging

The front panel of the Triton 81's retail packaging includes a nice studio photo of the heatsink itself with advertising for its support of Intel's LGA 1366 processors.



The back panel of the retail packaging lists a few more features about the heatsink in several different languages. The side panels also include all the technical specifications about the heatsink to help consumers make an educated decision about purchasing this product.



Since this heatsink supports a variety of CPU socket types, ASUS included a variety of Intel brackets to mount the Triton 81 to LGA 1366, LGA 775 and one bracket for mounting the unit to all of AMD's newest CPUs.



Finally, ASUS included a detailed installation manual that includes multi-language support, four screws, and a small tube of thermal paste. Overall, there's not much that is provided with this heatsink other than several mounting brackets and the thermal paste. Let's move on to evaluating the heatsink itself to analysis it's construction and overall appearance.


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