Great Performance for its size/weight.
Whisperquiet in idle.
100% memory area clearance.
Provision for second "pull" fan.
Acceptable Noise Levels.
Easy removal/installation of CPU after initial install.
Dimple fan and fins.
Blue LED and PWM Fan Included.
Performance with stock/overclocked processor.
Included fan has PWM function to keep the noise low.
Marginal idle cooling improvement.
Lighting not very showy due to opaque fan parts.
Initial installation requires motherboard removal.
Fan can be noisy at high speeds
Blue LED fan, Sort of loud
Noise levels were average at full speed, Competition offers a better performance at lower price, Installation requires reading instructions and takes time
By techPowerUp! on February 16, 2011
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...95
By Real World Labs on December 29, 2010
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 August 23, 2010
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...90
By Pureoverclock on June 20, 2010
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 May 17, 2010
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 May 17, 2010
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 May 13, 2010
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...90
By Rbmods.com on May 12, 2010
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 May 10, 2010
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....90
By Bigbruin on April 30, 2010
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...-