While our CPU cooler reviews of late have mainly be concerned with high performance heatsinks, it is still important for us to remember that it is the budget offerings which sell the most and get used the most. That said, today we have a $30 heatsink courtesy of Evercool and it is their brand new Venti (HPQ 12025) CPU cooler. We already brought you the news of this product back in December last year, and promised we would have a review for you. Today, we duly deliver on that promise.
On the face of things a $30 heatsink may not be particularly exciting but I think seeing how much performance you can get for such a low cost heatsink is actually pretty exciting – especially when you have cheaper heatsinks punching amongst much more expensive heavy-weights. Let’s hope that Evercool’s Venti can do exactly that today as we put it through the heat eTeknix heat treatment.