Cooler Master has launched a complete redesign of their V8 GTS CPU cooler – it has a radically altered aesthetic and ships with two 140mm fans and a three-way split heatsink design.
South African availability and pricing has been confirmed by Cooler Master SA and the V8 GTS is expected to be generally available in September for an RRP of R1,100.
The smaller V4 GTS lacks the good looks of the V8, but will be cheaper at an RRP of R750 (ships with two 120mm fans).
It boasts Horizontal Vapour Chamber (HVC) technology, which Cooler Master says is designed for drawing heat away from multiple sources – a practical example being Intel’s new Haswell processors. HVC replaces the standard copper base that makes contact with a processor’s heat spreader, with a vapor-filled cooling chamber that spreads heat more evenly before transferring it to the copper heatpipes.
Cooler Master also debuts a new fan bearing design called POM. The company claims that these are dust-proof, and the self-lubricating bearings can last up to 160,000 hours.
The V8 GTS still looks a lot like an engine, although personally I think the futuristic design now makes it look like some sort of spaceship instead. In keeping with tradition, eight copper heatpipes draw excess heat away from the processor and into three arrays of aluminium fins, one mounted like a traditional tower cooler and the other two rotated sideways.