Monday, October 16, 2006

Press Release: ASUS Introduces Silent Knight All-Copper Cooler for Dual-Core Processors

This is a very pretty cooler. I always love pretty coolers such as this, and oh, I believe it can indeed cool down those Quad cores. I want one so bad!



Taipei, Taiwan, October 5, 2006 – ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), today announced the Silent Knight CPU cooler, which utilized 100% copper (an highly effective conductor) for its fins, base and heat pipes to enable efficient heat dissipation for the latest dual-core processors. The Silent Knight offers quiet performance and a unique design with blue LED, providing a peaceful computing environment and a stylish system interior.

Fast heat dissipation – All copper cooler with 6 heat pipes
Besides the fan, the Silent Knight is an all-copper CPU cooling solution. With copper, an effective heat conductor, large heat exchange area, lightweight design to relieve stress on the motherboard, and six curved heat pipes to transfer heat to the fins, processor temperature is always maintained at levels most suitable for high-performance and reliable computing.

AMD and Intel dual-core CPU support
The Silent Knight supports the Intel®’s Core™2 series, Pentium® D Dual-Core CPU, Pentium® 4 LGA775 and Socket 478 processors as well as the AMD®’s Socket AM2/940/939/754, AthlonTM 64-FX, AthlonTM and SempronTM processors. It is ready for the latest and most powerful computing platforms in the market.

Voltage regulation module protection
The voltage regulation shield inside the cooler directs airflow created by the 9cm LED fan to surrounding VRM (voltage regulation modules), which are critical to processor operation and overall system reliability. This unique design effectively reduces VRM temperature by 10-15˚C.

3-step installation
The patented retention module adopted is made specifically to enable easy cooler installation in three simple steps even without removing the motherboard from the system or memory modules from the board, and regardless of the processor platform.
1. Place retention set on the motherboard
2. Place cooler over the CPU
3. Lock cooler with spring clip
Specification summary

CPU support

Intel® Core™2 Extreme/ Core™2 Duo/ Pentium® D (Dual-Core)
Intel® Pentium® 4 HT/ Celeron® D CPU
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2/ FX (Dual-Core)
AMD Athlon™ 64/ Sempron™
Cooler dimension

115(L) x 140(W) x 110(H)mm, 610g
Connector

3-pin
Heat sink material

Copper base + copper punched fins + 6 copper heat pipes
Connector

3-pin
Heat sink material

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Fan dimension

92 x 92 x 25mm
Fan speedl

2,200 rpm ± 10%
Bearing type Sleeve bearing

The Silent Knight is now available. For more detail information, please visit the ASUS homepage at www.asus.com.


Source:ASUS Introduces Silent Knight All-Copper Cooler for Dual-Core Processors

2 comments:

Mvmajorem said...

Trying to get this by the end of the month to replace my Asus S2. They say its a rip off from a Zalman legend. I am just uncertain if the additional 400RPM off the Asus S2 cool my E6600 even more or have more noise...

death_metal said...

Yep, it does look like Zalman, but hey, who says you can't ask manufacturer like Zalman to design a heatsink for a certain manufacturer? Who knows, it could be that Asus* sees Zalman's solutions as top notch and decided to ask them to design one!

Btw, do post your results here or at TPC and if you can, compare the older and newer heatsink! It should be interesting to see!