The CNPS11X Extreme, Zalman's unique and prestigious heat sink, which was first introduced at CES, will be on the market soon
Zalman, manufacturer of cooling solutions (and not only) Korean is undoubtedly one From the actresses The old ones וThe sellers In the market, With a rich past of quality and innovative products that have become a name for every Modding and Overclocking enthusiast, even though it seems that the company has had a hard time presenting innovative products that will become a conversation today as in the past. Now Zalman is hoping to regain a people's crown Cooling the new CNPS11X Extreme, Which features a unique 'V' structure that should deliver particularly impressive performance.
We saw the CNPS11X Extreme for the first time At the CES exhibition in January this year, But now we are getting an official display of the new high-market cooling, along with an expected availability period.
Let's start with the most prominent features - the CNPS11X Extreme Offers a unique structure reminiscent of the English letter V, with two separate heatsinks and a fan that together complement a triangular shape (which also closes at the top with a lid), which should channel the hot air optimally and "get rid" of it very quickly, when in addition to all, it also looks great, To my taste (but of course it is already a personal matter for everyone).
The heat pipes of the heat sink are described as being made of a compound (Composite Heatpipes), which means that they are supposed to provide a good heat transfer by about 50 percent compared to "regular heat pipes". The heat sink is made of "pure copper" and aluminum, and comes with a nickel plating that is described as "black-pearl", all of which together bring a weight of about 600 grams, in the body Cooling The dimensions are 132x80x154 millimeters.
The fan you receive in CNPS11X Extreme It is a 120 mm "ultra-quiet" fan, PWM controlled and with blue LED illumination, which will rotate at speeds between 1000RPM and 1950 RPM (or up to 1450RPM with anti-PWM), and will make noise levels between 17dBA and 33dBA (or up to 24dBA with anti- PWM).
The new cooling from Zalman is built to handle even the hottest and most demanding processors - up to a thermal envelope of 350 watts (!), And you will also receive a quality thermal ointment with it (Zalman's ZM-STG2, of course). Another welcome trend that has been seen recently in the heat sink market, and also does not miss the heatsink we are dealing with, is mounts that are suitable for a wide variety of sockets (and will not require you to spend extra if you switch to a different socket processor) - you can assemble the CNPS11X Extreme on any processor AMD AM2, AM2, or AM3, as well as on any processor Intel 775, 1366, 1155 and 1156 (ie, more or less all the processors that have been on the market since the last few years.) What about the new ones coming up, like the AM3 + and LGA2011?
The new cooling of Zalman can be found in stores sometime around the end of April, when the official price has not yet been published, although CES mentioned the price of 80 dollars, which will undoubtedly put the CNPS11X Extreme in the first row of processor cores, at least in terms of price. Whether the innovative design will also offer performance Cooling Exceptions? Does this cooling have what it takes to become a hit among the Overclocks? Soon we'll be able to check.