Zaward Vapor 120

  • Zaward Vapor 120
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Based on 5 scores, 17 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    1
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Great Performance for its size/weight.
  • Whisperquiet in idle.
  • Industrial looks.

Cons:

  • Marginal idle cooling improvement.
  • Lighting not very showy due to opaque fan parts.

Expert reviews and ratings

By techPowerUp! on 95

Zaward Vapor 120 wins my praise for a design in which innovations seem to have completely paid off. The Vapor 120, is able to squeeze in quite some heat dissipation area into a compact aluminum fin tower, and ventilate it with a high air-flow to RPM...

By Real World Labs on

Having no contact with Zaward in the past i admit that I did not expect such performance levels from their Vapor 120 CPU Cooler. True it is not the best CPU Cooler out there, not even close, but taking into consideration its price tag and...

By LanOC Reviews on 90

I would have never thought that this small, unassuming heatsink would be such a beast. It pulled better at-load scores than the rest of the competition. And since it's smaller, it was that much easier to install onto a motherboard that was still in...

By Pureoverclock on

The Zaward Vapor 120 is an incredible cooler, beating out the other heatsinks in our lineup, and for good reason. Its increased surface area on the fins and high CFM fan are a great combo. Installation was incredibly easy, and the universal mounting...

By Overclockers Club on

The packaging was artful and clean cut, the heat sink performed admirably in testing, only beginning to slouch at overclocked testing. Some of the heat sinks were larger or had two fans where this one was more petite and only one fan and yet it still...

By X-bit Labs on

Although Zaward Vapor120 turned out the least efficient cooler in our today’s test session, even in quiet mode this product can ensure that the overclocked quad-core processor will run stably at 3.84 GHz under peak load. If you decide to buy Vapor120...

By Top Review Shop on 90

The Zaward Vapor 120 is a new CPU Cooler with a breathable HDT (Heatpipe Direct Touch) heat sink and unique golf ball dimple design for added cooling area on the fins and quiet spinning fan blades. It sports support for all sorts of CPU types - AMD...

By Rbmods.com on

When we first go the vapor 120 I was not sure of what to expect with the dimples on the fan and on the heat-sink fins. I was really doubtful of how well the dimples would improve the performance or the airflow. I can say that I was truly impressed...

By FrostyTech on 90

The latest trend in thin aluminum fin augmentation has been texturing the surface of the fin, bending small sections of the fin, changing the geometry of the leading/trailing edge, and dimpling the fin. More on this in a moment....

By Bigbruin on

While only two of the cooler's grabbed our attention as being "Highly Recommended", all of the others are definitely worth consideration for building a high performance, low noise socket 1156 system. The Zalman CNPS10X Quiet, Thermalright...

By Hi Tech Legion on

One thing to consider when choosing the Zaward Vapor 120 is it's massive height size. The Vapor 120 has a 160mm tall heatsink. Many smaller cases will not be able to fit a CPU cooler of this size. Others will need to have their side panel fans...

By Overclockers Online on

The Vapor 120 performed impressively. The Dimple Effect on the fins appeared to do its job, as the Vapor 120 uses only three heat pipes, albeit using Heat pipe Direct Touch, and stayed on par with other heat sinks using four heat pipes and a much...

By CDRinfo on

ManufacturerZawardModelVapor 120Price $48 CategoryPower users PC cooling specialist Zaward has recently released its latest CPU cooler code-named Vapor 120. The cooler features the patent pending 'breathable' heatsink design, promising to offer...

International Review By DeXgo on

Der Zaward Vapor 120 wird mit einem ordentlichen Lieferumfang ausgestattet, bei dem eigentlich nur die Bedienungsanleitung missfllt. Zwar sind in dieser viele Bilder enthalten, welche die wichtigen Schritte gut beschreiben, der gesamte Text ist...

International Review By PC Games Hardware on 76

Der Zaward Vapor 120 eignet sich für die AMD-Sockel 754, 939, 940, AM2(+), AM3 und die Intel-Sockel 1156, 1366 und 775 und bringt es auf die Maße 120 x 160 x 50 Millimeter (B x H x T). Nettes Detail: Bei AMD-Systemen ist der Kühlblock so...

International Review By Rbmods.se on

Nr vi frst fick Vapor 120 var jag inte sker p vad som vntade med gropar bde p flkten och p kylflnsarna. Jag var verkligen tveksam p hur bra groparna skulle frbttra prestanda...

International Review By Tech4PCs on

La refrigeración de nuestro procesador es algo sumamente importante a la hora de buscar mayor rendimiento, HardwareMX les trae una revisión de un producto novedoso que ha llegado a nuestros laboratorios, el Zaward Vapor 120 con tecnología...