Thermaltake has announced the release of its new Frio Extreme CPU Cooler, which made its first appearance earlier this year at Computex Taipei.
The Frio Extreme claims to be the first CPU air cooler that has implemented dual fans VR and PWM controller to control performance and noise levels. The controller controls both of the 140mm fans speed between 1200 to 1800 RPM (39 dBA max noise) upon users’ preferences on noise to cooling performance. The Frio Extreme has a maximum cooling capacity of 250W.
Frio Extreme measures 5.83 (L) x 5.94 (W) x 6.30 (H) inches and features a dual-tower design, 0.4 mm aluminum fins, a mirror-finish copper base, and six 6 mm-U-shape copper heatpipes. The Frio Extreme supports Intel LGA 775, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011 and AMD Socket FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, and AM2 processors.
Frio Extreme comes bundled with thermal grease and a VR & PWM function fan controller. Pricing for the Frio Extreme has not been announced but with the Frio OCK around $75, we would expect the Extreme to come in at a higher price. What will be interesting to learn is how it performs against similar priced air-coolers and sealed liquid CPU coolers like the Corsair's H80 or Antec Kühler H₂O 620.
Learn more about the Frio Extreme CPU cooler at its product page.