The first HSF product following the Direct Touch 2.0 specification?
Having decided to stalk the Rosewill booth babes, we also took the opportunity to check out the computer hardware rebrander's new RCX-FORT 120EX. It was, after all, the HSF used in the demo Gear X series.
This little mass of aluminum plates bunched together features five 8 mm heatpipes, and comes with a 120 mm PWM (pulse-width modulated) fan. This HSF assembly works on the LGA 1366, LGA 1156, LGA 775, AM3, AM2+, AM2, and 939 sockets.
Rosewill reps claimed that the FOR120EX is one of the first products to conform to the Direct Touch 2.0 heatpipe specification. The five heatpipes are right beside each other, with no space in between. This allows more direct CPU contact for the outer pipes. According to Rosewill's marketing materials, this leads to better cooling efficiency, which is why Direct Touch 2.0 is a "Win".
No specific information regarding availability and price were forthcoming as of this report. Rosewill reps did say they were in the process of pushing the HSF out to the market, so you can expect to see product pages pop up on e-tailers like NewEgg soon.