Ultra Launches The ChillTec Cooler
"Ultra Products just launched the ChillTec cooler, which combines classical aluminium-copper cooler with solid-state active Peltier element. Read on to find out more..."
Published: 2nd February 2007 | Source: The Inquirer |02/02/07
Source: The Inquirer
Admittedly, it's not the first Tec/Air cooler hybrid that we've seen in an attempt to maximise heat dissipation, and provide efficient thermal control for CPU's.
But, Ultra Products just launched the ChillTec cooler, which combines classical aluminium-copper cooler with a solid-state active Peltier element. For those who don't know, peltiers, or tec's (Thermo-Electric Cooler) are bi-metal heat pumps that use electrical current to pump the heat from one copper plate to another, cooling the first, and heating the second plate. Each plate has four heat pipes that lead to large fan cooled radiator.
With 120mm fan, this monster will load the motherboard with almost one kilogram (0.98kg) or just above two pounds (2.16) of weight. Socket 775 motherboards are supported and 754, 939 and 940 in both original and AM2 variants for the AMD camp. This of course, means that the cooler will be compatible with upcoming AM2+ and AM3 sockets, giving this cooler a decent life-span.
The price is apparently set at US$150, so it's not real easy on the hip pocket, but let's hope the performance is justified.
You can find out additional info on the Ultra ChillTec cooler here