Originally Posted by Oli
The direct touch doesn't seem to deliver enough advantage compared with "classic" coolers with base plate to dump the old design (at the moment!).
Agree with that but Direct Touch it's an alternative which IMO deserve to keep an eye on it.
Originally Posted by hiroshige
[...]if you compare the results of other pages, you will find out, that e.g. the HDT-S1283 is able to cool a Q6600 under load down to about 58° and not 48,5 as they measured.
it depends on CPU batch, MB, Vcore. There are not 2 CPU's the same.
My ideea was that Direct Touch seems a viable alternative to classic cooling and I was just curious if Scythe has in plan a Direct Touch heatsink, that's all.