Up until the release of Sandy Bridge processors back in early 2011, overclocking was something generally reserved for only the most hardcore gamers and enthusiasts who wanted to push their systems to the limits. Overclocking required countless hours of tinkering and testing, which was generally a bit too complicated for mainstream users.
With the release of Sandy Bridge however, the landscape of overclocking has really changed dramatically. Significant overclocks may now be had with simple motherboard overclocking buttons or 5 minute adjustments in the BIOS, which greatly simplified the once complicated and confusing task.
Zalman has long established itself as a leading name in the field of cooling. This year at CES 2013 they showcased their new fanless CPU color, the Zalman CNPS FX100 Cube Fanless CPU Cooler, a winner of the 2013 innovation award. Compatible with almost all CPU sockets, both old and new, the fanless cooler aims to bring a powerful cooling solution without the added noise pollution of standard CPU coolers. Using a large amount of pure copper and aluminum heatpipes, the cooler transfers the heat from the CPU to the cooler and out via natural heat dissipation; however for users looking for additional performance, an extra 92mm fan can be installed to aid in cooling.
A couple weeks ago we were greeted to news that Zalman was planning to sell their own AMD graphics cards. Well, according to the images below, we are greeted to more news that Zalman is planning to sell both AMD and Nvidia graphics cards. As expected, it also looks like Zalman will be imparting their extensive cooling solutions expertise on the video cards as well.
Pricing and other details are currently unknown. Zalman is expected to unveil the new graphics cards at CES 2012.
Seems like everybody’s been getting into the self contained water cooling business and Zalman is about to join the party as well. Zalman is introducing their new CNPS20LQ cpu cooler which looks a lot like the Antec Kuhler and Corsair Hydro series coolers. The new cooler is designed by Asetek, who also helped design the Antec Kuhler and the original Hydro Series (H40/H50/H70)
US pricing is currently unavailable at this time, but European pricing is expected to be at €69.90.
We’ve all heard of Zalman, you know the guys who’ve been making innovative CPU coolers forever and it seems like they’re planning to enter a whole different segment completely.
According to the guys over at Overclockers.ua, Zalman is planning on entering the graphics card business as a 3rd party manufacturer of AMD graphics cards. They’ve got pictures and everything to prove it! Sounds like we’ll be something some epic Zalman gpu coolers in the near future.
Link below for your reading pleasure. You might need some Google translating.