Monday, July 26th 2021

Akasa Intros the 16 mm-tall KS7 Ultra Low-Profile CPU Cooler

Akasa today introduced the KS7, an extremely compact CPU fan-heatsink for builds where thickness standards begin to rival portable desktops. With a today height (fan+heatsink) of just 16 mm, the KS7 is designed for Sockets LGA1200 and LGA115x, and its designers claim that the cooler can keep a 35 W TDP processor, such as the Core i9-10900T, afloat. It's design is straightforward: an aluminium mono-block heatsink has a 64 mm fan nestled within, and exhausts radially. The fan takes in 4-pin PWM input, spins between 2,200 to 4,000 RPM, pushing up to 24.61 CFM of airflow at 3.76 mm H₂O static pressure. At top speed, its noise output is rated at 32.8 dBA. Its EBR bearing is rated for 40,000 hours lifespan. measuring 85 mm x 85 mm x 16 mm, the cooler weighs about 105 g. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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7 Comments on Akasa Intros the 16 mm-tall KS7 Ultra Low-Profile CPU Cooler

#1
MaMoo
Reminds me of the 486 coolers in the 90s. Almost identical looking.
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#2
LTUGamer
Does it make any sense go below 30mm height for LGA 115x and LGA 1200 system.? I mean it goes bellow minimum RAM size and I/O shield height. Ofcourse there is ability to mount this and add additional case fan above the cooler but it is way better to use something like NH L9i without case fan

Also Silverstone AR-04 feature much higher cooling capacity (65W, two heatpipes) and it is just a little big higher (23mm).
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#3
Lenne
S.T.A.R.S.
Kinda weird that a tiny cooler like this uses screw mounting instead of the push-pin mounting.

Personally I find this pointless, probably much weaker than the stock cooler.
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#4
trsttte
Might find some uses on the embedded market otherwise pretty pointless. They mention it as capable of cooling the Core i9-10900T lol, yeah it will basically be permanently throttled but technically it will work.
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#5
ebivan
This looks very 1997-ish...
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#6
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
ebivanThis looks very 1997-ish...
Chipset cooler, itx/1U/2U builds...
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#7
Blueberries
Still better than the cooler you get with an Alienware prebuilt
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