Zaward Sylphee - The Ugly Duckling
Zaward's Sylphee is truly not what you would call a beautiful cooler. To be honest, it is among the ugliest designs to have ever made its way into our labs. On the other hand, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and we're not rating the coolers for their designs.
Thanks to a pushpin mounting solution, the cooler is very easy and quick to install. It uses two heatpipes, with two temperature-regulated silent fans mounted in the middle of its body. Each of the fans possesses its own power cable, and a Y-adapter provides the connection with the motherboard.
Even when running at their maximum speed of 2040 RPM, the silent fans are whisper quiet. However, the downside is that the CPU temperature is much too high, reaching 89°C - in a badly ventilated tower, this may force the CPU to throttle its performance in order to prevent overheating and damage. The retail box promises that the cooler can handle up to 130W of thermal dissipation.
|Noise||39.2 dB(A)||38.6 dB(A)|
|Fan Speed||2040 RPM||1200 RPM|