Xigmatek Introduces the Dark Knight Frostbourne CPU Cooler

Though "Frostbourne Edition" sounds like something from World of Warcraft, it's actually the latest variant of Xigmatek's popular Dark Knight CPU Cooler with an impressive silver exterior. The cooler measures 120 x 50 x 159 mm, weighs 406 g and includes an XOF-F1251 120 mm PWN fan that spins at between 800 and 1400 RPM and is capable of moving 60 CFM of air at noise output of just under 16 dBA.

The SD1283 is an aluminium alloy fin-tower heatsink with Xigmatek's Stealth ceramic coating for improved heat dissipation and feature three 8 mm U shaped heatpipes that are rated for a maximum TDP of 160 W.



The Dark Knight SD1283 Frostbourne Edition supports nearly all modern AMD and Intel sockets and is expected to hit store shelves at a price of $50.

 

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  • EzioAs
    Dark knight? White knight would've been more appropriate if you ask me...
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  • samwelaye
    16dba for $50? sounds good if the cooling can match up
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  • mortuum
    The thing is, Noctua HD14 set the standards too high. There is only a handful of coolers that can compete and they still can't reach Noctua's performance. They just have better size-to-performance ratio (meaning that they are smaller but work very well for their size).

    IMHO the Air-cooling market is a bit saturated, we can hardly expect any more breakthroughs.
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  • vmem
    mortuumThe thing is, Noctua HD14 set the standards too high. There is only a handful of coolers that can compete and they still can't reach Noctua's performance. They just have better size-to-performance ratio (meaning that they are smaller but work very well for their size).IMHO the Air-cooling market is a bit saturated, we can hardly expect any more breakthroughs.


    the only possibility of a breakthrough is in material sciences and a creation of a cheaper, ligher, or more thermal-conductive alloy (or any combination of the three). unfortunately this is not the job of any of these cooling companies :P
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