Zalman has officially released the CNPS12X CPU cooler, with its three ... yes, I said ... three 120mm fans and two circular VFP dual heatsinks.
This massive cooler measures in at 5.95 (L) x 5.20 (W) x 6.06 (H) inches, weighs 2.2 pounds and has three 120mm Long Life Bearing fans boasting blue LEDs. The fans have two fan modes - Quiet (850 to 1100 RPM operating speed, up to 22 dBA output sound) and Performance (950 to 1200 RPM / up to 24 dBA).
The CNPS12X features a VFP (Variable Fin Profile) dual heatsink, which is almost identical to the design utilized on the Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler. The cooler uses a W-DTH (Whole-Direct Heatpipes) base to go along with six composite heatpipes that have a transfer capacity 50 percent better when compared to ordinary Sintered-type heatpipes.
|VFP Dual Heatsink|
Optimized dual heatsink, applying V.F.P(Variable Fin Profile) technology, maximized it’s performance through dual air-intake structure that increase Air Flow.
- Radiator Surface Area : 9,635 ㎠
- Noise : 22dBA ±10% (with RC5)
|W-DTH Base applied|
As applying W-DTH(Whole-Direct Heatpipes) technology, heatpipes in the Base Cover touch the CPU directly and transfer the CPUs heat directly to heatpipes, hereby minimizing heat resistance and maximizing cooling performance in a short time.
The CNPS12X supports Intel LGA 775/1155/1156/1366/2011 and AMD Socket AM2(+)/AM3(+)/FM1 processors, is bundled with a syringe full of ZM-STG2 thermal grease, and can be found for pre-order at around $92.