So there you have it—the TRUE Copper takes the performance crown as the best performing heatsink we’ve tested to date. Thermalright has taken the tried and tested “Ultra Extreme” and has extended its phenomenal performance even further through the use of 100% copper. Like the TRUE Black, I was impressed with its fantastic build quality and ease of installation. Its mounting system is top notch and allows for sturdy motherboard fastening.
I think it goes without saying that the TRUE Copper’s biggest con is its weight. At 1900 grams, it is more than twice the weight of the original TRUE. Even the monster Scythe Mugen we reviewed a while ago weighed in at a mere 960 grams. It is just way too heavy, I’m afraid. Buyers will need to be extremely careful with the TRUE Copper. Special care must be taken to ensure that the case is not moved around too much in a vertical position and heavy 38mm fans or dual fans will likely need to be avoided in this orientation as well. Its weight makes it much more impractical than its predecessors, unfortunately.
Pricing and availability is unknown at this time, but it does appear that Thermalright is positioning the TRUE Copper as a “limited edition” heatsink. You can expect to pay a price premium over the original “Ultra Extreme”. The bottom line is that we have tested perhaps the best performing aircooler ever released—If you absolutely, positively have to have the best, this is it. If you are looking for a more practical heatsink, I would not hesitate to recommend the original TRUE or the TRUE Black. Weight aside, I think the TRUE Copper is a marvel of thermal engineering and I am happy to award it with Icrontic’s “Stamp of Approval”. A big thanks goes out to Thermalright for providing us with this pre-release sample.
- The best performing heatsink we have tested to date
- Excellent build quality
- Easy to install
- Great mounting kit.
- Extra fan clips and premium quality thermal paste included.
- Very, very heavy.