Tuesday, September 13th 2011

Alpenfohn Unveils Himalaya High-End CPU Heatsink

Alpenfohn unveiled its latest high-end CPU cooler, the Himalaya. Decked entirely in aluminum and nickel-plated copper, the Himalaya is a large tower-type cooler, with added innovations in the spread of heat pipes through the aluminum fin stack and the arrangement of fins in the stack itself. From the base, six U-shaped nickel-plated copper heat pipes arise, passing through the aluminum fin stack along the length and breadth of the aluminum fins. Fins are arranged in inverted sets of five producing a pattern along the column of the stack, which works to improve heat dissipation.

As a large heatsink the Alpenfohn Himalaya measures 40 x 164 x 55 mm, weighing 880 g. It makes use of a 140 mm Wing Boost PWM-controllable fan that spins between 300 to 1100 RPM with 10 to 19.4 dBA rated noise output. The cooler is compatible with all modern CPU socket types available in the market, including Intel LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, and LGA775; and AMD FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, and AM2. It will be priced at €59.90.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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19 Comments on Alpenfohn Unveils Himalaya High-End CPU Heatsink

#1
Velvet Wafer
Not to sound overfed... but i somehow wait for a real refreshment of the cooler business.. these towers get so booooring after all these years!:o
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#2
RejZoR
I agree. When first heatpipe coolers arrived we were all thrilled. But now they are just reheating the same thing with ~1°C difference. I think we simply reached the peak of heatpipe technology as we know it. All they make now are larger tower coolers and thats it. I'd like to see smaller but more efficient coolers. Like something with 80mm fan and of the same size that can cool 4GHz Core i7 920 easily...
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#3
micropage7
the name is kinda annoying for me.
the next is 'trango tower?'
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#4
tilldeath
While I agree they are all pretty similar with no big leaps in performance improvement, I actually like the look of the heat spreader design.
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#5
entropy13
Deepcool's Ice Matrix 600 finally reaches Alpenfohn.
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#6
techtard
How exactly are they supposed to spice up aircoolers? The only option is pretty 'much make it bigger' at this point.

Unless you want them to start using exotic metals that would drive the cost up above a custom water loop.
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Velvet Wafer
by: techtard
How exactly are they supposed to spice up aircoolers? The only option is pretty 'much make it bigger' at this point.

Unless you want them to start using exotic metals that would drive the cost up above a custom water loop.
there is only one metal left that we know of, that cools better than copper... its pure silver!:laugh: expensive, definetly... but not exotic :)
they just need to be able to massproduce carbon nanofiber... that stuff is the material from which next gen coolers hopefully will be made;)
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#8
techtard
By the time they get around to carbon nanotubes, they'll probably be using synthetic diamond or some other robust material for cpus and we will still be using the old tower aircoolers.
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AsRock
TPU addict
by: tilldeath
While I agree they are all pretty similar with no big leaps in performance improvement, I actually like the look of the heat spreader design.
Kinda like it too.

by: Velvet Wafer
there is only one metal left that we know of, that cools better than copper... its pure silver!:laugh: expensive, definetly... but not exotic :)
they just need to be able to massproduce carbon nanofiber... that stuff is the material from which next gen coolers hopefully will be made;)
Maybe silver plated although i am not sure if silver will bond or how it reacts to it.


Question is would you pay for it ?.
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#10
arnoo1
i like the fin design, review plz! xd
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#12
Velvet Wafer
by: techtard
By the time they get around to carbon nanotubes, they'll probably be using synthetic diamond or some other robust material for cpus and we will still be using the old tower aircoolers.
Thermal conductivity of pure copper is 401[W/(m·K)], the one of silver is 429. Diamond is a lot better, its Thermal conductivity is 2300... but carbonnanotubes, their [W/(m·K)] is a lot higher... its 6000... by the time they can do either masses of synthetic diamonds, or carbon nanotubes in masses, they probably can do both... so the nanotubes still are the much better choice :p

by: AsRock
Kinda like it too.




Maybe silver plated although i am not sure if silver will bond or how it reacts to it.


Question is would you pay for it ?.
No! :D Only if its cheap, not for a big price premium!
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#13
Reefer86
by: RejZoR
I agree. When first heatpipe coolers arrived we were all thrilled. But now they are just reheating the same thing with ~1°C difference. I think we simply reached the peak of heatpipe technology as we know it. All they make now are larger tower coolers and thats it. I'd like to see smaller but more efficient coolers. Like something with 80mm fan and of the same size that can cool 4GHz Core i7 920 easily...
AGREED, for the past maybe 3-4 years nothing has changed since the thermalright ultra 120 hay-days, in fact that aint a bad heat sink even now.

tbh this is half the reason i went water, for something different and also sitting on the green fence regarding cpu's alot of the towers hung over my ram ports and tbh ive never looked back.


by: entropy13
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Deepcool-Ice-Matrix-600-CPU-Cooler-Review/1187
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/deepcool-icematrix600-thermolab-trinity.html
http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2574
http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1191
gotta love google ;)
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#14
entropy13
by: Reefer86
gotta love google ;)
Google? No, I just knew that Deepcool is their OEM so there. The Ice Matrix 600 has been released for more than 3 months now.

Take note that there is still a slight difference though in how the heatpipes pass through the fins.
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techtard
by: Reefer86
AGREED, for the past maybe 3-4 years nothing has changed since the thermalright ultra 120 hay-days, in fact that aint a bad heat sink even now.

tbh this is half the reason i went water, for something different and also sitting on the green fence regarding cpu's alot of the towers hung over my ram ports and tbh ive never looked back.






gotta love google ;)
That's exactly why I want to go watercooling. I love my NH-d14. It is pretty quiet, and offers excellent cooling.
But the damned thing is gigantic. I could probably stick a mop handle between the fin towers, and use the thing as a medieval style mace and beat someone to death.
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#16
RejZoR
Those 4 reviews above are useless. The cooler is not even virtually the same. Heatpipe placement is completelly different and fins are cut way different. Such drastic changes can make several degrees difference...
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#18
HossHuge
by: Reefer86
AGREED, for the past maybe 3-4 years nothing has changed since the thermalright ultra 120 hay-days, in fact that aint a bad heat sink even now.
I've been running my TT Sonic Tower for the past 4-5 years because of that fact. Nothing out today besides water would really make any difference in temps for me.
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#19
Meizuman
by: entropy13
Deepcool's Ice Matrix 600 finally reaches Alpenfohn.
There is nothing same on that cooler.

Although the fan looks like the same.

This looks like fine cooler, the pipe placement, heat "zones" and "waved" front and rear face. Reminds me of Thermolab Baram, but more "edgy" and agressive. I think it would still perform better if there would be dimpled design on the fins.
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