Tuesday, September 1st 2020

ZALMAN Rolls Out CNPS10X Optima II CPU Cooler

ZALMAN today rolled out a design update to its CNPS10X Optima CPU cooler from way back in 2011. Called the CNPS10X Optima II, the cooler features a completely new design, and uses contemporary design elements. The aluminium fin-stack tower-type cooler uses a fin-stack that's been wrapped in a plastic shroud, with its top plate featuring an ARGB LED lighting ornament. Four 6 mm-thick copper heat pipes make direct contact with the CPU at the base, conveying heat through the fin-stack, which is ventilated by a ZALMAN Dual Blade 120 fan. The fan features a split-blade impeller, hydraulic bearings, and ARGB LEDs in the impeller hub. It spins at 800 to 1,500 RPM, pushing 61.52 CFM of air, at 27 dBA max noise. The cooler comes in two color trims, white and black. Measuring 158 mm x 132 mm x 85 mm (HxWxD), it weighs 740 g. Among the CPU sockets supported are AM4, LGA1200, LGA115x, and LGA2066. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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11 Comments on ZALMAN Rolls Out CNPS10X Optima II CPU Cooler

#1
Mussels
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Gotta admit, i have a thing for air coolers with lighting on top of the the fin stack.
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kiriakost
The company didn't reveal pricing....... I will speculate 45 Euros product range.
An possibly sufficient economy cooler for CPU,s at stock speed.

Korea seems in denial learning from Taiwan, heat-pipes surface it should be protected against corrosion.
Naked copper this is a bad idea for long term.
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#3
Synthwave
This is on the shelves for more than a year now.
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#5
micropage7
actually i expect something that has smaller form, so we can pack it into small case
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Mussels
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Reviews make it look pretty bad, its not controlled RGB its just flashing lights powered by the fan header?
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kiriakost
Mussels
Reviews make it look pretty bad, its not controlled RGB its just flashing lights powered by the fan header?
Actually Zalman make it look pretty bad, because their engineers they did not calculated enough clearance between the CPU plate and the lower end of the cooling block.
In simple English, the cooler it should be longer, but this translates to better metal parts for mounting over a motherboard.
I think that Zalman coolers R&D department this does not have any more the human man power so them to offer required innovation to the market.
All they wanted was having an economic cooler in their portfolio and this is what they just did.

Personally regarding cooling block innovation I am still looking for the next step of progress over the successful ProlimaTech Armageddon.
No one does that, possibly because the technology this is well patented from Taiwan, and the copy cats they afraid.
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Caring1
Mussels
Reviews make it look pretty bad, its not controlled RGB its just flashing lights powered by the fan header?
That's the old RGB version, not the updated aRGB in this article.
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Mussels
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Caring1
That's the old RGB version, not the updated aRGB in this article.
that could explain it - i googled the name up there and like others, found the older model only.
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