CPU cooler Zalman CNPS 10X Quiet pictured
After the new Zalman CPU cooler CNPS 10X Extreme the Quiet version reaches our test lab as well.
PC Games Hardware holds the tower cooler Zalman CNPS 10X Quiet in its hands. Generally the design of the Quiet and Extreme version is the same but some details are different, however. The CNPS 10X Quiet has no plastic case like the Extreme version does and the slower revolving fan is mounted with retaining clips for easier access. Also gone in the Quiet version is the fan control assembly in favor of a classic Fan Mate 2 control.
• Copper heatpipes, aluminum cooling fins
• Dimensions and weight: 135 x 100 x 160 mm (l, w, h), 750 g
• Speed: 700 to 1,400 rpm (5 to 11 Volt), 120 mm version
• Noise level: Maximum of 26 dBA (according to manufacturer)
• Compatibility: Socket 1366, 1156, 775 (Intel), 754, 939, 940, AM2, AM2+ and AM3 (AMD)
• ZM-STG2 Thermal grease included
Pricing and availability are still unknown but the Quiet version is said to be lower-priced than the stronger Extreme.
PC Games Hardware will thoroughly test the CNPS 10X Quiet - as usual many pictures of the new cooler can be found in our gallery.