Zalman releases coolers on a regular basis, something expected considering that new CPUs can always do with different heatsinks and fans, and it looks like its most recent model has finally surfaced.
The cooling solutions market is one that includes many sorts of fans, heatsinks, fansinks and liquid cooling modules and parts.
Zalman itself has a wide assortment of case fans, graphics cards coolers and, of course, CPU cooling modules of both air and liquid varieties.
The most recent
product to leave its labs is intended for central processing units and has a Dual-Heaatsink shaped like a V.
Verily, this is not the first V-Shaped CPU cooler the company ever delivered, understandable considering that the shape enables a so-called optimal airflow.
There is one fan present, with a diameter of 92mm (and a Blue LED) whose noise output is of up to 20dBA. In other words, it makes less noise than what humans do while whispering.
This fan disperses the heat in the heatsink, with said heat being led there form the CPU itself through so-called composite hatpipes. The fact that these heatpipes come in contact with the chip definitely helps (they are of the DTH -direct touch heatpipe- variety).
As an explanation, composite heatpipes are called this way because they have both sintered metal and axial grooves. All in all, they can boost heat transfer rate by half (50%) over ordinary ones.
As for CPU support, the product is quite versatile, being capable of serving not just Intel LGA 1155, LGA 1366, LGA 1156 and LGA 775 chips, but also AM3, AM2+ and AM2 ones from Advanced Micro Devices.
The one piece of information that was not disclosed was the pricing, but prospective purchasers shouldn't have to wait overly long for it considering that availability is scheduled for later this month.
It will be bundled with the ZM-STG2 “high performance super thermal grease.”