Zalman launches new CNPS5X CPU Cooler
If you notice the number, it’s half of the top-notch CNPS10X, so this is designed for medium-thru-heavy thermal loads. This is somewhat a mix of between the traditional tower-type cooler, and Zalman’s own nested fan design heatsink. This is for a mild range overclocked system, not those extreme 4GHz Core i7 things. That’s probably why the company excluded support for LGA1366 for this reason, but oddly they added support for Intel’s upcoming LGA1155 socket, which is the Sandy Bridge platform. Other sockets supported include LGA1156, LGA775, and AM3/AM2+/AM2. Good that they didn’t abandoned AMD’s market.
Its design consists of Y-shaped aluminum fins, to which heat is conveyed evenly by three 8 mm thick copper heat pipes. The heat pipes converge at a copper CPU base. The 92 mm fan is nested inside the aluminum fins. It spins at 1400~2800 rpm, with a rated noise level of 20~32 dBA. Together, the CNPS5X measures 127(L) x 62(W) x 134(H) mm, weighing 320 g. Installation is made easy by push-pins for Intel sockets, and a fixed clip for AMD sockets, requiring no access to the back of the motherboard. Slated for market release in December, the CNPS5X from Zalman is priced at €26.90.
SOURCE via TechPowerup