An all-copper cooler specially designed for dual-core processors was announced by ASUS.
The odd-looking cooler has been given the name Silent Knight and it utilizes 100% copper (a highly effective conductor) for its fins, base and heat pipes to enable efficient heat dissipation for the latest dual-core processors. The Silent Knight not only offers a quiet performance but also a unique design with blue LED, providing a stylish system interior.
Besides the fan, the Silent Knight is an all-copper CPU cooling solution. With copper, an effective heat conductor, large heat exchange area, lightweight design to relieve stress on the motherboard, and six curved heat pipes to transfer heat to the fins, processor temperature is always maintained at levels most suitable for high-performance and reliable computing.
The Silent Knight supports the Intel’s Core2 series, Pentium D Dual-Core CPU, Pentium 4 LGA775 and Socket 478 processors as well as the AMD’s Socket AM2/940/939/754, Athlon 64-FX, Athlon and Sempron processors.
The voltage regulation shield inside the cooler directs airflow created by the 9cm LED fan to surrounding VRM (voltage regulation modules), which are critical to processor operation and overall system reliability. This unique design effectively reduces VRM temperature by 10-15˚C.
The patented retention module adopted is made specifically to enable easy cooler installation in three simple steps even without removing the motherboard from the system or memory modules from the board, and regardless of the processor platform.