1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Thermaltake Launch Their First Overclocking CPU Cooler, Thermaltake Frio

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    28,410 (11.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,615
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    Thermaltake, leading DIY thermal solutions brand, launch their latest CPU air-cooler specifically designed for overclocking, the Thermaltake Frio. Its name is its mission, as Frio is the Spanish word for cool. With a maximum cooling capacity of up to 220W this high-end cooler is the ideal solution for overclockers and power-users alike. The universal socket support makes it compatible to all computer processors currently available on the market.

    Unlike traditional up-side-down air flow designs, the Frio utilizes a tower side-flow design to optimize cooling performance. To attain maximum cooling performance, Thermaltake’s Frio adopts 5 Φ8mm high-efficiency heat-pipes conducting heat from Nickel coated mirror base directly into the cooling tower which is made of 48 0.4mm thick specially designed aluminum fins to increase the overall thermal dissipation area. The preinstalled powerful 120mm OC VR fan can be manually adjusted between 1200RPM and 2500RPM according to differing user needs. An additional OC fan is already included in the package and can be installed to further maximize airflow under most stressful conditions.

    [​IMG]

    Apart from the excellent cooling performance the Thermaltake Frio is also offering utmost convenience by virtue of its tool-lees design for fan-mounting. Exclusive anti-vibration soft mounting hooks reduce noise effectively even during fan operation at highest speeds. With support for Intel LGA775, LGA1156, LGA 1366 and AMD AM2, AM2+ and AM3 sockets the Frio delivers broadest processor compatibility.



    The Thermaltake Frio CPU cooler is available at a suggested retail price of US$59.99.
    For more information, visit this page.
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 3, 2010
    WarEagleAU says thanks.
  2. pantherx12

    pantherx12 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    9,714 (4.71/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,699
    Location:
    ENGLAND-LAND-LAND
    Is 70c underload good at 4.2 ghz on i7?
  3. Bo$$

    Bo$$ Lab Extraordinaire

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    5,307 (2.74/day)
    Thanks Received:
    867
    Location:
    London, UK
    in the vid if you look closely the CPU-Z says 4000.7MHZ not 4.2GHZ :D
  4. pantherx12

    pantherx12 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    9,714 (4.71/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,699
    Location:
    ENGLAND-LAND-LAND

    Its worse then that!

    at the start its at 3.470 ghz! :laugh: that means at 3.5 ghz its 70C underload.

    Pause @ 1:28.
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2010
  5. SetsunaFZero

    SetsunaFZero

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Messages:
    136 (0.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    10
    Location:
    Ogrimmar
    not Impressive at all :/
    i can oc my C2D E8400 up to ~4.2GHz; cooler Alpenföhn Brocken
  6. pantherx12

    pantherx12 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    9,714 (4.71/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,699
    Location:
    ENGLAND-LAND-LAND


    Your C2D e8400 is

    1. dual core, not quad core like the processor in the video

    2. not an i7, which are infamously hot as shit.



    Basically incomparable.
    El_Mayo says thanks.
  7. Yellow&Nerdy?

    Yellow&Nerdy?

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2009
    Messages:
    370 (0.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    48
    Looks kinda crappy to me. This is a pure marketing scam. It's been a long time since Thermaltake has released anything interesting.
  8. Binge

    Binge Overclocking Surrealism

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    6,982 (3.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,752
    Location:
    PA, USA
    They're taking a lot of credit for what the extreme edition i7 is supposed to do without that cooler. That is to overclock past 4GHz.
  9. SetsunaFZero

    SetsunaFZero

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Messages:
    136 (0.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    10
    Location:
    Ogrimmar
    yes ur right but who would cool an i7 XE with air anyway :/ water ftw :D
    just as u said the i7 is hot as shit + OC with air cooling this would be fu... noisy
  10. popswala

    popswala New Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2009
    Messages:
    2,294 (1.20/day)
    Thanks Received:
    957
    Location:
    Conway, AR
    simple lookin

    doesn't seem to bad of a cooler. the top of it looks like a knock off v8. jmo.
  11. MKmods Case Mod Guru

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Messages:
    5,697 (2.40/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,748
    Location:
    Nevada
    I dont like all the plastic all around the cooler(makes it look cheap)

    and when he says nickle plated is the "most flat" base, how does adding nickle make a base flat?
  12. Mistral

    Mistral

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2008
    Messages:
    407 (0.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    58
    Location:
    Montreal
    It needs better fans. If you look at 1:00, he didn't get sucked in at all.

    Seriously though, seems like an OK cooler.
  13. kenkickr

    kenkickr

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2007
    Messages:
    4,816 (1.96/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,442
    Last time I used Thermaltake was with a Athlon XP-M 2500+ and the Dragon Orb. If their stuff does work out of the box it never last long.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  14. halfwaythere New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Messages:
    71 (0.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5
    Even the most crappy 2500 rpm fans should do a better job. 80+ degrees with two 2500 rpm fans at 1.28v? Thats pretty bad. Oh scratch that, its awful.

    To give you an idea what real coolers are doing at higher voltages:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Lets hope, for their sake, they used hand cream instead as thermal compound, because thats a really nice looking heatsink.
  15. Sasqui

    Sasqui

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    7,572 (2.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,353
    Location:
    Manchester, NH
    All I have to say is WTF to thier marketing. :shadedshu

    It implies that all of thier other coolers aren't made for overclocking - which I'm inclined to believe. :laugh:
  16. MRCL

    MRCL

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    5,791 (2.54/day)
    Thanks Received:
    860
    Location:
    Switzerland, Heart of Europe
    I'd buy this cooler just because of that weird accent of that representative.
    In all seriousness, Thermaltake actually manages to market something as "astonishing", while other manufacturers would call that "budget".
    WarEagleAU says thanks.
  17. pantherx12

    pantherx12 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    9,714 (4.71/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,699
    Location:
    ENGLAND-LAND-LAND
    Seems me predictions about the cooler were true at least : ]

    ( see news post way back when it was just a prototype spotted)
  18. Yellow&Nerdy?

    Yellow&Nerdy?

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2009
    Messages:
    370 (0.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    48
    Is it just me, or did the name of the cooler catch anyones attention? It's spanish for cool, yes, but Frio brings Frying or something in my mind. Like frying your CPU :D
  19. DonInKansas

    DonInKansas

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2007
    Messages:
    5,096 (1.93/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,265
    Location:
    Kansas
    Those coolers are also probably in a lot higher price bracket I would assume.
  20. Delta6326

    Delta6326

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    3,824 (1.67/day)
    Thanks Received:
    667
    Location:
    Iowa, USA
    holy crap that's one hot cpu! that cooler = suck for $60 80C at 4.2ghz sad
  21. JaYp146 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2007
    Messages:
    189 (0.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5
    Why does Thermaltake even bother anymore? None of their supposed high end coolers ever stay high end. They are ALWAYS bested by Thermalright, Scythe, Noctua, or other companies ... sick of their marketing ..
  22. Bo$$

    Bo$$ Lab Extraordinaire

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    5,307 (2.74/day)
    Thanks Received:
    867
    Location:
    London, UK
    lol i didn't see that LOL! :roll:
  23. EarlZ New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    Messages:
    339 (0.11/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6
    The last thing that thermaltake made right was the big typhoon heatsinks.
  24. sweeper

    sweeper New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2004
    Messages:
    796 (0.22/day)
    Thanks Received:
    36
    Location:
    SW, Ohio
    I believe it would do good on lower wattage CPU's but it doesn't fair well with that CPU atleast.

    3.5GHz @ Low: 34C / High: 70C
    4.2GHz @ Low: 42C / High: 81C

    But it's a fairly high wattage CPU. They should have tried it on something that draws less power IMO for more DRAMATIC EFFECTS if they really want to sell it. Plus the fact they add in 'DESIGNED FOR OVER-CLOCKING ENTHUSIASTS" ..... *sigh
  25. WarEagleAU

    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    10,796 (3.63/day)
    Thanks Received:
    545
    Location:
    Gurley, AL
    I like the look of it and the plastic is pretty cool for the fans. Love the quieting features. Did anyone notice he said POWER instead of TOWER when describing the cooler. I thought it was an oriental person at first, turns out it was either swedish or german sounds. Very funny! Id get it just to try it out.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page