Gigabyte Cyclops

Coolers

The Gigabyte Cyclops

The Cyclops itself is shaped like an eye, of sorts, with an oval shaped heatsink and centralized fan. There’s also an odd green shroud that sits loosely around the front. This is interchangeable with an included red duplicate. This allows those attaching the cooler to an nVidia or ATI card to have their heatsink colour coded. While this sounds good in practice, the green for nVidia isn’t very “PCB Green”, it’s more snot green and many cards feature black or even purple coloured PCBs so I’m not sure how usefully this will be.


Click to enlarge

The fan that takes centre stage on the Cyclops is a simple black affair. It has the product logo stuck to it’s centre and a small “VGA Cooler” text… in case you forgot.


Click to enlarge

The heatsink is almost entirely fin based – IE. it has very little solid metal making up the heatsink. These finds stretch from underneath the fan and protrude to the edges of the cooler and are nice and sturdy; you won’t be messing up the airflow over this bad boy by just touching the ‘sink.


Click to enlarge

The base of it all has a large red sticker covering the core of the ‘sink. Surrounding this is the mounting plate which has 6 mounting holes. The 4 corner screw holes are for the supported PCI-e cards, and the two holes closer to the middle are there for the few AGP cards that this supports.


Click to enlarge

Removing the red “Caution” sticker, you get a good view of the copper core. There has been some polishing so it looks quite good, but this is not necessarily an indication of cooling ability as a shiny surface can be sloped or domed just as easily as an unpolished one.


Click to enlarge


Click to enlarge

Oddly, the whole contraption is powered by our favourite connector, the 4pin molex. Expect to have to jab something pointy in, to align the female headers before getting this to connect up properly.


Click to enlarge

Previous Next

Last modified: February 15, 2011

Previous Story

Coolers

Noctua NF-B9

We’ve seen a collection of various Noctua fans conforming to the standards of 80mm and 120mm, but nothing...

Next Story

Coolers

Gigabyte VPower

Having proved themselves as commendable GPU cooler manufacturers with their Cyclops, Gigabyte were keen for...

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.