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Titan Announces New Dragonfly CPU Coolers

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Titan has released two new thin CPU coolers with fans that can spin at very low speeds.

Titan has released two new CPU coolers, both part of the Dragonfly lineup. The first cooler, the Dragonfly 3, is built using a thin aluminum stack of fins, three heat pipes, and a 95 mm PWM controlled fan. This fan can spin at speeds ranging from 210 RPM all the way up to 2100 RPM, and achieve noise levels as low as 5 dBA. Its heat pipes make direct contact with the CPU's surface.

The Dragonfly 4 is the Dragonfly 3's bigger brother. It features a similar thin aluminum fin stack, but instead of three heat pipes, it has four. The fan is also a bit bigger at 120 mm but is also PWM controlled. This fan can spin at speeds ranging from 150 RPM up to 1500 RPM, and also makes less than 5 dBA of noise at the lowest speed setting.

Both the coolers make no more than 28.6 dBA of noise at the highest speed setting, and will be compatible with all of the commonly encountered sockets including the upcoming LGA 1150 socket. So far there has been no word on pricing or availability.

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    WithoutWeakness , June 3, 2013 9:17 AM
    The Dragonfly 4 looks interesting. The combo of thin tower and thin fan means there will be no interference issues with tall RAM heatsinks. I wonder how they perform. They'll be quiet for sure but I can't imagine they'll perform better than established budget coolers like CoolerMaster's Hyper 212+ or Evo. They just don't have the surface area to compete because of how thin they are.
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    jaber2 , June 3, 2013 9:29 AM
    These are not coolers, don't know why we've always called heat dissipators as coolers, by now we should have had an actual cooler as small as these, guessing there isn't much money in small size coolers
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    thasan1 , June 3, 2013 9:34 AM
    am i the only one who thought by the title that GF titan was gonna have a new cooler O_o
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    ismaeljrp , June 3, 2013 9:46 AM
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    These are not coolers, don't know why we've always called heat dissipators as coolers, by now we should have had an actual cooler as small as these, guessing there isn't much money in small size coolers


    You're arguing semantics. Don't do it bro, don't set yourself up.
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    mortsmi7 , June 3, 2013 9:50 AM
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    These are not coolers, don't know why we've always called heat dissipators as coolers, by now we should have had an actual cooler as small as these, guessing there isn't much money in small size coolers


    I think heat sink is the term you're looking for, but they are all a means of heat removal.
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    WithoutWeakness , June 3, 2013 9:57 AM
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    These are not coolers, don't know why we've always called heat dissipators as coolers, by now we should have had an actual cooler as small as these, guessing there isn't much money in small size coolers

    CPU heatsinks have always been called "coolers" colloquially. I'm not sure what point you're trying to make here. Even liquid cooling could be called "liquid heat dissipation" if you wanted to try to get technical with it. The only "coolers" you'll find used PC's are thermoelectric coolers and they are much more expensive than any conventional PC heatsinks in terms of manufacturing costs and operational costs (they require hundreds of watts to effectively cool a PC CPU). They are only seen in extreme overclocking scenarios and even then are a rarity due to the size and power requirements of a Peltier cooler compared to the traditional LN2 or LHe pot.
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    TheFylingFish , June 3, 2013 10:39 AM
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    These are not coolers, don't know why we've always called heat dissipators as coolers, by now we should have had an actual cooler as small as these, guessing there isn't much money in small size coolers

    If you want to argue semantics, go back to the very basics. What do these do? The make your CPU cooler than it would be without them. Therefore they cool your CPU. Therefore they are coolers.
    By another argument, cold is just the lack of heat. What does a heat dissipator do? It removes heat. Therefore it causes the lack of heat, which is cold, therefore it cools.
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    flowingbass , June 3, 2013 12:31 PM
    dont we have enough heatsinks in the market already?
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    BulkZerker , June 3, 2013 1:12 PM
    Jaber2 : best fed trollo on toms
    As for these heatsinks i m curious as to how they actually perform
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    cobra5000 , June 3, 2013 3:16 PM
    I don't see how these hold any advantages. Most pc cases don't require you heat sink to be, vertically thin.
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    nebun , June 3, 2013 4:57 PM
    ugly