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Xigmatek Orthrus SD1467 CPU Cooler Released

Xigmatek has released a new CPU cooler, and while we have seen it before at Computex, some more official images and details have been announced. The cooler features a rather peculiar design -- quite different from traditional C-type coolers. The main difference is in the addition of a sort of 'second' heat sink. The cooler is known as the Xigmatek Orthrus SD1467.

The cooler features a solid copper base from which protrude a total of seven 6 mm copper heat pipes. The central five heat pipes go to the main aluminum fin stack, while the two flanking heat pipes merge with the second, much smaller fin stack. The larger fin stack carries a 140 mm PWM fan, which spins at speeds between 800 and 1200 RPM, while the smaller fin stack carries an 80 mm PWM fan capable of spinning at speeds up to 2000 RPM.

The entire cooler is covered with a plastic shroud, and the fans, while orange, have white LED lighting.

The unit will be compatible with all modern day AMD and Intel CPU sockets, and is said to work on all motherboard form factors ranging all the way from E-ATX down to Mini-ITX.

Xigmatek gave no word on when the unit would be coming to shelves, nor did it inform the world about its MSRP.

Niels Broekhuijsen
Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers hardware news on all components and peripherals.
  • one-shot
    Xigmatek gave no word on when the unit would be coming to shelves

    Hopefully they put it in the refuse bin instead.
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  • one-shot
    Xigmatek gave no word on when the unit would be coming to shelves

    Hopefully they put it in the refuse bin instead.
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  • audiophillia
    I am not convince that two heat sinks are more effective then one big one. just from a logical stand point.
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  • Shin-san
    I don't see too much of a point in having dual heatsinks, unless you are taking the heat away to a distance. I'm also hating how large the heatsinks have gotten, and really prefer water cooling
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  • warmon6
    about the only thing i could see from such a HS is having the ability of the larger fan being able to turn off while idling but keeping the other smaller fan on to keep cooling the cpu. Although that would be difficult to do in terms of setting up the MB cpu fan setting.....

    Beyond that, there is no other idea that can come to my mind that would make sense to have a large and small fan working together.

    I like my Xigimatek Gaia, simple and makes sense..... This cooler, not so much....
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  • eklipz330
    get rid of that plastic. it'll just contain the heat.
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  • Cons29
    a picture without the shroud would've been nice. will need fewer words to describe it
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  • Tigerbalm
    Xigmatek never gave me my rebate the last cooler I purchased. Shady a$$holes...you've been warned!
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  • nebun
    ugly and not very practical....airflow doesn't look very optimal
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