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The Spire name is one that's going to be familiar to enthusiast PC folk, so the Spire Gemini Rev. 2 ought to have some serious cooling chops to back up its not inconsiderable girth. We've seen a lot of CPU coolers sitting in the £40 bracket recently. All of them claim superior cooling performance across a wide range of stupidly powerful (and hot) processors and finger-shredding socket configurations. One of the best we've seen in the last few months was Enermax's first try at CPU cooling with its catchily-titled ETS-T40-TA. We're still not entirely sure what the marketing team was doing while the engineers were coming up with one of the finest, most bargainous coolers we've tested. So Spire has a lot of work to do with the Spire Gemini Rev. 2 and a lot of competition to keep in check. With a dual-fan, push-me-pull-you setup, manual fan-speed controller and six copper heatpipes it certainly seems like it means business. But how does it stand up to the serious competition? Spire's Gemini Rev. 2 provides some decent cooling performance considering it's got one of the most powerful CPUs warming up beneath it in our test bench.
Though a little less mainstream, Spire has been a part of the cooling community for as long as many of its other competitors. Having branches in countries all over the world, Spire's manufacturing plant and corporate office is located in ShenZhen, China. Not only does Spire manufacture CPU coolers, but it also has products in the categories of cases, power supplies, hard drive enclosures, and other accessories such as speakers, card readers, and other peripherals. Today I will be testing Spire's Gemini Rev. 2. Launching in late August of this year, the Gemini Rev. 2 has received good feedback and has produced good results in comparison to other high performance coolers on the market. Sporting six 6mm copper heatpipes on a copper base and stacked with 52 dimpled aluminum fins, the Spire Gemini Rev. 2 is packaged with two 120mm 9 blade fans that flow up to 71CFM at ~25dBA. It is compatible with every recent CPU socket, even the fresh socket 2011 by Intel. Being the first Spire heatsink that I have had in my possession I am looking forward to getting the Gemini Rev. 2 on the test bench and loading up the processor and seeing what it can do.