Tuesday, December 5th 2017

GELID Adds Socket AM4 Support to Slim Hero Low-profile CPU Cooler

GELID today announced that it revised the design of its Slim Hero low-profile CPU cooler to support AMD socket AM4 processors. The cooler made its debut way back in 2013. It is rated by its makers to handle thermal loads of up to 136W, which means you can go ahead and use it to cool Ryzen 7-series processors, with a little bit of overclocking thrown in.

With its fan installed, the new Slim Hero Rev B boasts of an extremely low Z-height of 59 mm. It features an aluminium fin-stack heatsink that propagates along the plane of the motherboard, with four 6 mm-thick copper heat pipes conveying heat drawn from the base along both its ends. The included 15 mm-thick 120 mm fan takes in 4-pin PWM input, spins between 750 to 1,600 RPM, pushing up to 52.4 CFM of air, with a noise output ranging between 12 to 25.4 dBA. Besides AM4, the revised Slim Hero supports LGA115x, LGA1366, LGA775, AM3(+), and FM2(+). The new Slim Hero Rev B. will be priced at USD $35.
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7 Comments on GELID Adds Socket AM4 Support to Slim Hero Low-profile CPU Cooler

#1
zo0lykas
About ryzen 7 not sure. But for rest ryzen 5 and 3 sure, will be good, who own small pc case
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btarunr
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zo0lykas said:
About ryzen 7 not sure. But for rest ryzen 5 and 3 sure, will be good, who own small pc case
When it launched, this cooler was demoed with LGA1366 130W processors, so it should do fine with Ryzen 7.
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silentbogo
zo0lykas said:
About ryzen 7 not sure. But for rest ryzen 5 and 3 sure, will be good, who own small pc case
It's max TDP is rated at 136W, which means Ryzen 7 should be fine even with slight overclock.
I was rocking a much smaller Deepcool HTPC-200 on i5-2500(non-K) for some time. It only had 2 heatpipes, smaller but taller rad, and a 92mm fan.
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zo0lykas
btarunr said:
When it launched, this cooler was demoed with LGA1366 130W processors, so it should do fine with Ryzen 7.
small, slim, narrow case poor air flow, plus this cooler is horizontal, so not espect very much bro.
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RejZoR
btarunr said:
When it launched, this cooler was demoed with LGA1366 130W processors, so it should do fine with Ryzen 7.
I was running my Core i7 920 on Big Shuriken, which is essentially the same thing as this one. And mine wasn't stock... It was a bit hot, but it worked.
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#6
zo0lykas
Sure you can run, nobody telling you it not handle, but dont need forget electric parts dont like hot. And like i said dont need forget about case size, fans like this is designed for small cases where is air flow poor.
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silentbogo
zo0lykas said:
Sure you can run, nobody telling you it not handle, but dont need forget electric parts dont like hot. And like i said dont need forget about case size, fans like this is designed for small cases where is air flow poor.
The main point is, this cooling solution is rated at 130W dissipation (and has been on the market for nearly 5 years), while the most powerful sAM4 CPU at the moment has a TDP of 95W max without overclock.
Also, there are tons of reviews for this cooling system. This is just a press-release for new AM4 bracket.
Phrases like "too hot" and "can handle" are meaningless without numbers.

https://www.eteknix.com/gelid-slim-hero-low-profile-cpu-cooler-review/
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