Release roundup: Patriot and Gelid

Our overflow bucket wasn’t too full this week. Only a couple of hardware announcements in our inbox hadn’t already made it into our daily news coverage. Here they are:

  • Patriot Memory launches Intel Extreme Masters Limited Edition memory. Patriot’s latest memory modules are, it seems, geared toward Ivy Bridge-toting overclockers. They feature Intel XMP 1.3 profiles, and Patriot rates them for operation at speeds of up to 2133MHz with a signal voltage of 1.5V. The sticks are also outfitted with same "high performance heat shield" as Patriot’s Viper III memory. You’ll find these puppies in dual- and quad-channel kits with capacities of 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB.

  • Gelid announces launch of Slim Silence A-Plus. Where the new Patriot RAM targets high-end Intel builds, Gelid’s new cooler is tailored for less imposing systems with AMD processors. Thanks to its 28-mm height, the Slim Silence A-Plus can squeeze into small-form-factor PCs—and even 1U servers, Gelid claims. A pair of 8-mm "power heatpipes" facilitate heat transfer between the CPU and the aluminum fins, while a case-less 65-mm PWM fan purportedly keeps the apparatus both cool and quiet. Gelid says the cooler supports AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, and FM1 processors with power envelopes as high as 95W, provided there is "good case ventilation." The $24.99 asking price is pretty reasonable, considering Gelid covers the thing with a five-year warranty.

Yeah, not much else to say here—except, perhaps, that it’s nice to see cooler makers cater to the small-form-factor crowd once in a while. Monster heatsinks with a zillion heatpipes and quadruple 140-mm fan mounts are all well and good, but they rarely fit inside Mini-ITX cases.

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    • Duck
    • 7 years ago

    omg fail

    nevermind…

    • Bensam123
    • 7 years ago

    Even 1Us want heat pipes!

    • colinstu12
    • 7 years ago

    that cpu cooler looks like a “after market” cooler that sticker stampers put on their cheap-ass video cards.

    I don’t know what stock AMD heat stinks look nowadays, but this is pretty pathetic. (they used to have 4 heatpipes in them IIRC!)

    And for $25?! Get a stinkin’ CM Hyper 212+!

      • UberGerbil
      • 7 years ago

      [quote<]Get a stinkin' CM Hyper 212+![/quote<]And then do what, cut it in half with a Dremel so it'll fit in a small case? If you're going to suggest an alternative, you should at least look like you're paying attention to the requirements and suggest something like the Zalman CNPS 7500 or one of the other low-profile aftermarket HSFs.

        • colinstu12
        • 7 years ago

        Sorry I wasn’t thinking about the size. Shuttle has some decent looking heatsink solutions in their cases I know.

    • MadManOriginal
    • 7 years ago

    I don’t quite understand the point of heatpipes in such a small heatsink in that 1U style. Wouldn’t a solid chunk of metal be better at heat conduction and cheaper? I know heatpipes are efficient for transporting heat, but they don’t even go very far and add extra interfaces versus a solid heatsink.

      • Chrispy_
      • 7 years ago

      I think they’ll transport heat away from the dead spot under the fan faster than a lump of solid copper or alu would.

        • Airmantharp
        • 7 years ago

        That’s basically the question/answer I came up with.

        At first I thought it was a RAM cooler though!

      • flip-mode
      • 7 years ago

      Simply: no, I don’t think so. Evaporative cooling is going to transfer the heat from point a to point b far faster. It would be great if those heatpipes wound up into the fins.

      • Duck
      • 7 years ago

      I think heatpipes are even better at conducting heat than copper.

    • 5150
    • 7 years ago

    Wow does that HSF design take me back a few years!

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