Review

Introduction

About GELID

GELID Solutions

The English word “gelid” is derived from the Latin word “gelidus” (extremely cold, icy).

GELID Solutions Ltd. is a Hong Kong based company with Swiss Management and founded in 2008 by Gebhard SCHERRER and VC TRAN. Both have worked in the PC Cooling industry for a number of years and successfully built up an  IT company with their expertise.

GELID designs and manufactures packaging, thermal solutions, CPU coolers, fans, and other computer hardware for both gamers and silent enthusiasts and for international OEM and ODM customers. We provide computer hardware distributors, retailers and system integrators with innovative, virtually silent, high- performance and top quality thermal solutions with unique design and packaging.

Design, quality and innovation are key. And, being Swiss, we leave nothing to chance. That’s why we provide a total solution – from bearings to thermal compound, from design to shipping, from the molding of the fan to the print on the box – with state-of-the-art machines and experienced staff.

GELID has improved their first version of Tranquillo which offered good CPU cooling performance while keeping noise output to the bare minimum thanks to the use of a quiet fan. This is a Review of the new version, GELID Tranquillo Rev.2.

Specifications and Features

Rev. 2 Tranquillo

Air Flow (CFM): 58 max
Bearing: Hydro Dynamic Bearing
Cable Length (mm): 500
Current (A): 0.18
DC Voltage (V): 12
Fan Dimensions (mm) 120 (l) x 120 (w) x 25 (h)
Fan Speed (RPM): 750 – 1500
Heat Sink Dimensions (mm): 74 (l) x 125 (w) x 153 (h)
INCLUDED: GC-2 Thermal Compound & Installation Kit for AMD & Intel sockets
Life time MTTF at 40C (h): 50 000
Noise Level (dBA): 12 – 25.5
Static Pressure (mmAq): 1.6
Warranty (years): 5
Weight (g): 645

Features:

  • 4 Power Heatpipes in new constellation
  • Intelligent PWM Fan Control Curve
  • Silent Operation with High Airflow
  • 4×90° AMD Clip Mounting Direction
  • Optimized Fan Blade
  • 5 Years Warranty

Compatibility:
Intel Socket 775, 1366, 1155 and 1156:
CPU: All Pentium D/ Pentium 4/ All Celeron D/ All Pentium Dual-Core/ Extreme/ All Core 2 Extreme/ Core 2 Quad/ Core 2 Duo, Core i5, Core i7
AMD Socket AM2/ AM2+/ AM3/ FM1:
CPU: All Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64, All Athlon 64 FX, Opteron, Sempron, Phenom, Phenom II

Design Concept of Tranquillo:
The tower CPU Cooler “Rev. 2 Tranquillo” uses 4 power heat pipes and a special heat pipe constellation to achieve best heat transfer from CPU core to the aluminum fins in its class.

 
 






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