Thermaltake Frio CPU cooler at Computex

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The Level 10 wasn’t the only surprise Thermaltake had at their booth today. We were taken to a small room with a sign on the door that read "Occupied". Inside we were greated by two identical setups. Both had Gigabyte X58 motherboards. Both were running Core i7 920’s clocked at 4GHz. Both systems had two instances of Orthos running loading up the processors.

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The only difference between the two systems was that one was using a Cooler Master V8 CPU cooler and the other was using Thermaltakes newest cooler, the Frio.

The temperature difference was startling as the Frio offered up to 10C cooler temps than the V8. A fin density up to 30% more than Thermalright’s TRUE 120 helps the new Frio CPU cooler hit these amazing temps. At a price of $65-$70, the Frio is equipped with two Thermaltake fans in a push-pull configuration. At that price, it is not only competitive in cost, but performance to match. Look for the Frio in an upcoming review from Xtreme CPU. Estimated release date is within the next three months.

Specifications:

  • Aluminum fins with a copper base
  • 5 pipes
  • 1200-1500 RPM fans
  • 1100g weight with one fan
  • Optional two fan cooler (will most likely ship with two fans)
  • Compatible with all sockets from Pentium 4 to AM3, including the newest socket from Intel, 1156

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