Cooling products come in many shapes and size, but the ones on the high-end market are those that benefit from the most attention, like a certain model that Alpnfohn is about to unleash.
The stronger a central processing unit is, the better a cooling device it needs in order to stay within safe temperature ranges.
This goes especially for those chips that have been pushed beyond their regular parameters, via overclocking, at the hands of enthusiasts.
That said, coolers need to make sure that they not only chill the chips, but do it in a way that does not consume too much power or make too much noise.
Depending on how well these requirements are met, a cooler can fit into the low-end, the mainstream or the high-end market segments.
The K2 from EKL-owned Alpenfohn is one that fits into the latter category and can definitely be described as massive.
It has a double-tower (Twin Tower) design, the heatsink being nickel plated and held in place by no less than eight copper heatpipes.
Those heatpipes are made of copper and have a thickness of 6 mm each, meaning that quite a bit of heat can be draw out of whatever processor the product ends up servicing.
There is also a pair of Wing Boost fans which disperse whatever heat reaches the many fins, their sizes being of 140mm and 120mm in diameter.
The latter has a maximum rotary speed of 1,300 RPM (rotations per minute) and is set on the outside, while the 140mm one lies at the center, between the fin towers, at spins at up to 1,500 RPM.
Should the motherboard design and computer case allow it, a third fan can be installed on the remaining side.
All in all, the K2 should
start selling soon, for a price of somewhere around 75 Euro.