Wednesday, March 21, 2018

DeepCool Gammaxx S40 CPU Cooler Review

It’s been awhile since we introduced a DeepCool product and boy have they been busy in the meantime. If you don’t remember or never knew, DeepCool is a Shenzhen, China based company specializing in thermal solutions. While they have been in operation since 1996, they are just beginning to enter the mainstream US market for aftermarket cooling. Of course since they are suppliers to Dell, Fujitsu, Siemens, Osram, and others there is a good chance that you have actually used some of their products in the past. In the time between our last review and now they have brought many new products to market, as well as expanded their global reach. You can now find some of their products on mainstream US PC supply sites. Today we will be taking a close look at one of their most recently released products, the Gammaxx S40. Designed to bring big cooling in a small form factor, lets find out just how well DeepCool has been doing.

Special thanks to DeepCool for supplying the Gammaxx S40 for review.

– Equipped with multiple clips to support Intel 2011/1366/1156/1155/1150/775 and AMD FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2.
– Ф120x25mm fan with PWM function offers a perfect balance between airflow and noise.
– Double Airflow Channel(D.A.C.) technology allows more cold air to cool the surrounding components, such as MOS.
– 4 pieces of Ф6mm heatpipes, Core Touch Technology (CTT) gives perfect contact with the CPU surface.
– The whole heatsink set is nickel plated for appealing appearance and also for gaming spirits.
– De-vibration design absorbs operating noise maximally.

Alluding to what’s inside, the S40 comes in a small white and blue box similar in design to their other products. The front of the box is embellished with a picture of the cooler and a close up of the base of the cooler. Below the close up is the phrase, “Core Touch Technology” AKA DeepCool’s name for direct contact heat pipes.

DeepCool Gammaxx S40 CPU Cooler

Spinning the box to the right, you will find a complete compatibility guide as well as technical diagrams and measurements of the cooler.

DeepCool Gammaxx S40 CPU Cooler

Intel Socket 130W
– LGA2011/LGA1366/LGA1156/LGA1155/LGA1150/LGA775
– Core i7/i5/i3
– Core 2 Extreme
– Core 2 Quad
– Core 2 Duo
– Pentium/Pentium G
– Pentium D/Pentium 4
– Celeron Dual-Core
– Celeron/Celeron D

AMD Socket 125W
– FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2/940/939/754
– FX X8/X6/X4
– A10/A8/A6/A4
– Phenom II X6/X4/X3/X2
– Phenom X4/X3
– Athlon II X4/X3/X2
– Athlon X2
– Athlon/Athlon FX
– Business Class
– Sempron

Going to the back of the box there is another photo of the cooler and below are some key features.

DeepCool Gammaxx S40 CPU Cooler

Opening the box and pulling the cooler out you will find a single box containing all of the mounting hardware and of course the cooler itself. The cooler is held on either end by plastic trays. The bottom tray also serves to protect the base of the cooler. While this does a good job of holding the cooler in place, I would doubt it would protect the cooler from any sort of serious impact/compression that may occur during delivery.

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