8mm heatpipe thickness.
Direct touch heatpipe design.
Very wide socket compatibility.
By XSReviews on May 04, 2012
The Gaia is an excellent performing heatsink overall, almost keeping up with the Coolermaster Hyper 412S. Give the Gaia some higher quality thermal paste and it should easily be on par or beat the 412S. The build quality is good, everything is well...-
By DreamWare Computers on November 25, 2011
Over the last couple of weeks I've had a great introduction to Xigmatek with the opportunity to check out a few of their CPU coolers. So far you've seen reviews for the high end Aegir, the entry level Loki, and today the mainstream Gaia. The...-
By Hardware Secrets on October 21, 2011
The Xigmatek Gaia seems to be a bigger version of the Xigmatek Loki (sharing its problematic mounting mechanism). However, in our tests, it actually performed worse than the Xigmatek Loki. Maybe the problem is the fan, which is not strong (though it...-
By TechReaction.net on July 07, 2011
The Xigmatek GAIA as well is a full-featured mainstream cooler like their AEGIR, and we are pleased to see it raising the mid to high-end of the mainstream cooler bar. The GAIA, despite it’s narrow design, performed well throughout all of our...-
By FrostyTech on May 30, 2011
Forged in the mountains by a one-eye'd master heatsink maker who learned the trade before the dawn of the first X86 integrated circuit, the Xigmatek SD1283 Gaia heatsink is... is... ...yet another tower heatsink built around the direct touch...81
By TweakNews on April 06, 2011
Xigmatek's Gaia SD 1283 CPU cooler has it all covered. It's got outstanding cooling performance, a diminutive acoustic footprint, a distinctive look, an innovative direct touch design and a robust yet easily installed mounting solution. Xigmatek...-
By TechRadar on February 09, 2011
With its wide range of coolers, the Xigmatek product line can be somewhat overwhelming. This Gaia SD1283 air cooler is a performance 120mm cooler. If you're looking for the next step up in cooling, it provides all the high-performance options you...90
By Pro-Clockers on February 05, 2011
The Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 offers an exceptional low-cost performance cooling solution that would make a great replacement for someone looking to upgrade from the stock cooler. The noise level difference alone would be more than enough to welcome the...-
By Clunk.org UK on January 11, 2011
The Gaia is a very well made and presented package, typical of the Xigmatek products we’ve seen previously. Assembly is very easy and it will fit all current CPU sockets. The anti vibration fan mounts perform very well, complimenting the...80
By SweMOD on December 11, 2010
We're today having a look at yet another CPU cooler from Xigmatek. This time we take the Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 for a testdrive.Purpose and targets of becoming one of the worlds leaders in thermal PC Industry were set for Xigmatek Co. Ltd in 2005, the...100