EKL Alpenföhn Nordwand: New high-end CPU cooler
EKL sent their new cooler exclusively to the PC Games Hardware test lab: The Alpenföhn Nordwand - the pre-production model still shows some unevenness but that will be eliminated until the final version.
The EKL Alpenföhn Nordwand is a high-end CPU cooler. Concerning performance it will be positioned above Alpenföhn Groß Clock'ner and Alpenföhn Brocken. The tower cooler Nordwand has a weight of 868 gram (Brocken: 802 gram, Groß Clock'ner: 786 gram) and transfers waste heat with five 8 millimeter heatpipes. Due to Direct Touch technology the heatpipes have direct contact with the CPU and a 120 mm fan provides fresh air.
Since it is a pre-production model the cooling surfaces still show some unevenness which will be eliminated until the final version. EKL has not mentioned pricing or availability yet - but first pictures can be found in our gallery.
Note: The Alpenföhn series is currently on sale in Europe only, but EKL is already planning distribution in North America.
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