Boasting six U-shaped composite heatpipes, nickel plating, three blue LED fans, broad compatibility and excellent cooling performance, Zalman's CNPS12X ticks all the boxes.
Renowned for producing some of the world best CPU coolers, Zalman have now released their newest flagship cooler, the CNPS12X. It is the world's first "out of the box" triple fan cooler and is compatible with Intel latest LGA2011 Sandy Bridge E processors.
- Worlds first "out of the box" triple fan CPU cooler
- Six W-DTH composite heatpipes for excellent heat transfer
- 100% nickel plated with blue LED fans for amazing aesthetics
- Dual heatsink design with VFP
- Intel LGA2011/1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 compatible
I have to admit that at first glance the new Zalman cooler doesn’t seem to be very promising, resembling mostly some sort of a modding part. However, it turned out to be a real state of the art super-cooler!
Xbitlab's ReviewIt’s been a while since we enjoyed a new super-cooler from the Korean Zalman Tech Co., Ltd. In fact, it has been so long, that we have almost forgotten what the last one of them looked like. The most memorable product among the most recent offerings is, probably, Zalman CNPS10X Performa, but we still couldn’t really place it into the prestigious super-cooler rank, because its efficiency wasn’t high enough. The 11th series of the Zalman CPU coolers failed to impress us with their cooling potential. Moreover, they were more expensive than the CNPS10X Performa (although we haven’t yet checked out the CNPS11X Performa, this review will be coming up shortly).
The new Zalman CNPS12X cooler showcased back in March at the CeBIT 2011 show is a great candidate for this vacancy in Zalman’s model range. To be more exact, it has every chance to get to the top of it. Let’s see, if it is indeed more than just a chance.
Looks pretty cool both performance and aesthetically. How well would it fare against an H100?