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Cooler Master V8 GTS 140mm POM Heatsink CPU Cooler Review

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Cooler Master V8 GTS 140mm POM Heatsink CPU Cooler Review

By Tom Jaskulka

Manufacturer: Cooler Master Ltd. Inc.
Product Name: V8 GTS Polyoxymethylene CPU Cooler
Model Number: RR-V8VC-16PR-R1
UPC: 884102021039
Price As Tested: $99.99 (NewEgg / Amazon)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Cooler Master.

Cooler Master brings their decades of experience in retail and OEM cooling solutions to the CPU cooling market with the newly released V8 GTS heatsink, model RR-V8VC-16PR-R1. Sporting a horizontal vapor chamber and enhanced-life “POM” polyoxymethylene bearing 140mm fans and a car-engine motif similar to the previous generation V10, V8 and V6/GTS coolers, the V8 GTS promises to pack a lot of performance under the hood. Benchmark Reviews has a chance to see how the first retail horizontal vapor chamber heatsink will affect CPU cooling performance in testing the Cooler Master V8 GTS 140mm CPU cooler.

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Features & Specifications

Model RR-V8VC-16PR-R1
CPU Socket Intel® LGA 2011/1366/1156/1155/1150/775
AMD FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3 /AM2
Dimensions 154 x 149.8 x 166.5mm (6.1 x 5.9 x 6.6 in)
Heat Sink Dimensions 154 x 140 x 153.5mm (6.1 x 5.5 x 6.0 in)
Heat Sink Material Vapor Chamber / 8 Heat Pipes / Aluminum Fins
Heat Sink Weight 854g (1.9lb)
Heat Pipe Dimensions Ø6mm
Fan Dimensions Ø 140 x 20 mm (5.5 x 0.8 inch)
Fan Speed 600 – 1,600 RPM (PWM) ± 10%
Fan Air Flow 28 – 82 CFM ± 10%
Fan Air Pressure 0. 3 – 1.45 mmH2O ± 10%
Fan Life Expectancy 160,000 hrs
Noise Level 36 dBA
Bearing Type POM bearing – Cooler Master 4th Gen. Bearing (*POM = Polyoxymethylene)
Connector 4-Pin
Rated Voltage 12 VDC
Rated Current 0.31A
Power Consumption 3.72W
Fan Weight 110g (0.24 lb) x 2


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1 comment

  1. Kzinti1

    I think that the Corsair, NZXT Kraken or some other closed loop system would be the best type to use over this rather dated solution.
    These CoolerMasters sure are pretty though, and who knows? With the temps. of the latest cpu’s getting less and less each generation, the closed loop systems could one day become overkill and the V8 GTS may end up being a perfect solution. Just not today.
    Then again, there’s nothing like the clearance between the waterblocks of a closed loop system and the memory modules compared to something like the V8’s.

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