Hello again HotHardware fans. We have some more news for you today, by way of Asetek. They are announcing a new product today dubbed the VapoChill Micro. Here's a snip from the official press release...
The powerful VapoChill CPU cooler goes mainstream
Powering the fastest PC's on the planet for almost a decade the compressor-based VapoChill CPU cooler technology is now launched in a compact, reliable and highly effective solution: VapoChill Micro. The prospects for a new mainstream industry standard are solid.
Broenderslev, Denmark March 8th 2005 - asetek Inc. (DK), long-time market leader in high-end processor cooling technologies, has joined forces with the Leonhardt Group Industries (Germany) to launch a compact and highly effective CPU cooler technology. The already patented cooler technology, to be mass-marketed under the VapoChill Micro brand name, is based on the vapour phase principles of the compressor run VapoChill XEII and LSTM CPU coolers.
The VapoChill Micro CPU coolers are characterized by hermetically sealed gas/liquid chambers exploiting the most effective cooling principle available: phase change cooling. In the VapoChill Micro series the compressor is left out and recirculation of the coolant is based on gravity. In other words, no mechanical parts and basically unlimited reliability. The cooling process (evaporation) happens at ambient temperatures why condensation risks are nonexistent. Different from the heat pipe coolers currently dominating the market for high-end coolers the evaporator of the VapoChill Micro is placed – directly – on top of the CPU. The result is a CPU cooler offering the market's best price/performance ratio as well as ultra low noise operation.
In a technology perspective the opportunities for optimizations and custom applications are very strong and OEM contracts for the VapoChill Micro cooler have already been signed. The 1st generation retail series of the VapoChill Micro supports ATX mid and tower cases. BTX will, expectedly, be supported in Q2 or early Q3 2005. Read More...
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We've also recently received the new VapoChill XE II. The review will be posted soon, so stay tuned.