Cooler Master V6 GT review

It's got the spirit of a car, but is it as cool as a convertible?

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  • Very competent performance
  • Neat and efficient design
  • Two fans


  • A little expensive

Cooler Master's V6 is named after the 'V' pattern of its six heat pipes, and follows on from the well-received V8 and V10 models.

The arrangement is supposed to help spread the heat about better than other designs where the heat pipes are in a neat row, and Cooler Master has the thermal images to prove it.

The V6 boasts of having over 200W of cooling power, which should be enough for even the most enthusiastic system builder.

The automotive theme is carried over to the overall look and, like a modern car engine, all you get to look at are plastic shrouds. The set of densely-packed asymmetric aluminium fins sits in a fan sandwich of two 12cm PWN fans, all covered by a clip-on plastic covers.

The copper pipes and heat spreader are nickel-plated. It'll work with all the latest processor standards: Intel LGA772, 1156 and 1366 as well as AMD's AM2, 2+ and 3.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCooling Fan/Heatsink
Number of Fans1
Fan Speed1 x 2200 rpm
Brand NameCooler Master
Connectors4-pin LP4
Air Flow1 x 93.7 CFM
Fan Diameter1 x 120 mm
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Height131 mm
Width120 mm
Depth165 mm

Intel CPU Support:

  • Core i7 Extreme
  • Core i7
  • Core i5
  • Core i3
  • Core 2 Extreme
  • Core 2 Quad
  • Core 2 Duo
  • Pentium
  • Celeron

AMD CPU Support:

  • Phenom II X4
  • Phenom II X3
  • Phenom II X2
  • Phenom X4
  • Phenom X3
  • Athlon II X4
  • Athlon II X3
  • Athlon II X2
  • Athlon X2
  • Athlon
  • Sempron

Intel CPU Socket:

  • LGA1366
  • LGA1156
  • LGA775

AMD Socket:

  • AM3
  • AM2+
  • AM2
ManufacturerCooler Master Co., Ltd
Product ModelV6GT
Product NameV6GT Cooling Fan/Heatsink
Manufacturer Part NumberRR-V6GT-22PK-R1
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

V6GT follows in the footsteps of the revolutionary V8 and V10 CPU coolers from Cooler Master. Designed with a muscular engine look, the V6GT fits nicely with any performance hardware. The V6GT also features new mechanical structure that includes: V-shaped heatpipe array, asymmetrical aluminum fins (which are densely stacked for optimal cooling), two 12 cm silent fans with enhanced airflow, PWM speed control function, and DynaLoop long life bearing technology, snap-on cover to conveniently replace fan if needed.

Package Contents
  • V6GT Cooling Fan/Heatsink
  • 2 x Intel Retention Plate
  • 1 x AMD Retention Plate(1)
  • 1 x AMD Retention Plate(2)
  • 1 x Back Plate
  • 1 x Clip
  • 1 x 2 to 1 PWM Adapter
  • 4 x Screws
  • 4 x Anti-vibration Soft Pads
  • 4 x Nuts
  • 4 x Screws (Intel)
  • 1 x Hexagonal Wrench
  • 1 x Thermal Grease
  • 1 x Hex Key
Limited Warranty2 Year
Weight (Approximate)939 g