Like the name suggests, the CNPS9900DF CPU cooler is utilizing Zalman's successful Computer Noise Prevention System (CNPS). The newest variation resembles the basic fin design of existing 9900 models, while taking cooling performance to the next level with an outer 120mm fan and inner 140mm fan. Additionally, both fans have blue LEDs and will produce no more than 27 DBA together.
Among the unique features are heat dissipation fins are designed in different directions, which helps achieve high cooling performance, while keeping the noise level down. The heatpipes are manufactured from a composite material that increase "heat transfer rate by 50 percent compared to ordinary heatpipes." The total heat dissipation area is 6,800 cm2.
With a size of 140 x 100 x 154 mm, the CNPS9900DF fits into mid-tower cases. The device weighs about 850 grams and the heatsink itself is constructed of nickel-plated copper. The manufacturer says that the device will cool CPUs up to a power of 300 watts.
Zalman said the cooler supports Intel sockets 2011, 1155/1156, 1366, 775, as well as AMD sockets FM1, AM3/AM3+, and AM2/AM2+.
The Zalman CNPS9900DF air cooler is has an expected price tag of around $89.99. For more information on whether the CNPS9900DF is compatible with your processor, visit the Zalman product page.