Gigabyte 3D Rocket II vs. G-Power Lite - G-Power Lite 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:

Once again, we ripped the specs from Gigabyte's website.

Dimension 110x110x109 mm
Bearing Type EBR Bearing
Rated Voltage 12V DC
Current 0.13 Amp (2000 RPM) ~ 0.18 Amp (2450 RPM)
Fan Speed 2450 / 2000rpm
Airflow Max. 41 ~ 48.5 CFM
Noise 23.1 dBA(At 2000 RPM)( With fan speed cable)
27.5 dBA(At 2450 RPM)(Default)
Life Expectancy 40,000hrs
Weight 430g
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 G-Power Lite is another nice looking cooler from Gigabyte.  It's isn't as flashy as the 3D Rocket II, and in fact it looks a little like Thermalright coolers of the past.  Those coolers had a pretty good reputation, so it will be interesting to see how the G-Power Lite compares with other coolers.  Take a look at some close up pictures before we carry on.

 G-Power Profile
G-Power Cooler
 G-Power Side View
G-Power Side View
 G-Power Full Bottom View
G-Power Full Bottom View
 G-Power Base Finish
G-Power Base Finish

Like many current coolers on the market, the G-Power Lite relies totally on heatpipes to take the heat from the CPU away from the base and up into the fins.  The G-Power Lite uses three heatpipes and a whole bunch of thin, closely stacked fins to get the job done.  This design is not new, but has proven itself to be quite effective.  The heatpipes run through the entire stack of fins for maximum performance.  The base of the cooler isn't very smooth - much like the base of the 3D Rocket II, but it appears to be flat as there were no high and low spots when we checked it for flatness.  It mounted very well and made even contact on the entire surface of our Core 2 Duo processor.