Gigabyte 3D Rocket II vs. G-Power Lite - 3DRocket II Specs and Features

Article Index
Gigabyte 3D Rocket II vs. G-Power Lite
3DRocket II Specs and Features
3DRocket II Installation
G-Power Lite - First Look
G-Power Lite Specs and Features
G-Power Lite Installation
Side-by-Side Performance and Conclusion

Specs & Features:

H/S Dimension 112 x 112 x 160 mm
Fan Dimension 92 x 92 x 25 mm
Heat Pipe Number 4
Base Material Copper
Fin Material Aluminum
Rated Voltage 12V
Rated Current 0.38A
Fan Speed 1,500 ~ 3,000 RPM
Noise 16 ~ 33.5 dBA
Bearing Type Ball Bearing
Life Expectancy 50,000 hrs
Total Weight 640g
Compatible CPU Intel® Pentium® Extreme Edition Series
Intel® Pentium® D Processor Series
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor Series (LGA775)
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor Series (mPGA 478)
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor Series
AMD AM2 Series
AMD Athlon™ FX Series
AMD Athlon™ 64x2 Series
AMD Athlon™ 64 Series

Up Close:

The 3D Rocket II is a nice looking cooler.  It uses a total of four long heatpipes that travel up two sides of the cooler.  It also uses two fans to provide airflow through the very thin, closely stacked fins.

 Rocket II Full
Rocket II Full
 Rocket II Top
Rocket II Top
 Rocket II Bottom Fan
Rocket II Bottom Fan
 Rocket II Base Finish
Rocket II Base Finish

Gigabyte provides different colors of UV Reactive rings for the top of the cooler.  In the picture above (top right) we left the standard blue ring in place, but there are green, yellow and orange UV colors included as well.  As you can see in the bottom left picture, the 3D Rocket II has a bottom fan in place and includes some circuitry for fan control.  Lastly in the bottom right picture above, you can see the finish of the base of the 3D Rocket II.  While it appears to be quite flat, it is not very smooth.   You can feel machining marks, but the cooler sits very flat on the CPU when installed.

On the next page we'll go over installation of the 3D Rocket II on the LGA775 Platform.