Specifcations and features
Today we have the pleasure of having the new Zaward Vapor 120 on the test bench to review. This seems to be a massive cooler with some decent specifications. We are going to see how well it performs and how loud it actually is.
Zaward Corporation was founded in 1996 as the sole worldwide agent of Globefan Technology Co., Ltd., one of the leading manufacturers of DC fans that established since 1986 in Taiwan to provide major personal computer power supply companies with the best quality products.
For the efforts over the decade, the company has built her reliable reputation and gained clients’ trust on her high standard of engineering and well-developed quality control system.
As the company grew, it put together the thermal solution R&D team and started work on big OEM projects mainly from German and Japanese electrical companies. With full support from Globefan, the company has consistently met the strict demands of its customers.
While technology is progressing rapidly, reduction in costs are always called for. Due to market changes, the company has decided to promote their own products.
In year 2005, Zaward & Globefan setup the new R&D center; thermal solution lab in Taipei, Taiwan for OEM customerized project and for its own product development.
At the same time, the new noise lab and wind tunnel have installed in China factory to fulfill our research and development for high technology, more advanced products. Meanwhile to have the complete test equipment for more strict quality control and application purpose.
As you can see Zaward has been around for a good long time so they have experience in the cooler market. Lets see how there experience worked out for the Vapor 120.
|Intel||LGA775, LGA1156, LGA1366|
|AMD||AM2, AM2+, AM3, 754, 939, 940|
|Dimension||120 (W) x 50 (D) x 160 (H) mm|
|Fin||Aluminum alloy with 3 x O8mm copper heatpipes|
|Base||Aluminum with H.D.T|
|Dimension||120 x 120 x 25 mm|
|Voltage rate||DC 12V|
|Consumption current||0.45A max.|
|Input power||5.4W max.|
|Air pressure||3.47 mmAq|
|Bearing type||Long life Duro bearing|
|Speed||300±200 rpm ~ 2000±10%|
|Air flow||93.96 CFM max.|
|Noise level||10~34.3 dBA|
|Connector||4 pin with PWM function|
|Life Expectancy||60,000 hours|
|Thermal resistance||0.15 °C/W|
|Weight(Net)||684 ± 20g|
As you can see this cooler can handle just about any platform you throw at it. It can also handle more than one fan for a push-pull configuration which would increase the cooling ability of the unit by quite a bit. Here are some of the features of the unit.